Why IV Therapy When a Cold or Flu Hits

Why IV Therapy When a Cold or Flu Hits

It’s happening again…that tickle in your throat, stuffy nose, sore body: lucky you, you’re getting sick. Does it feel like you’re always fighting with something? Are you repeatedly cursing your immune system? Don’t lose all hope, we’re here to help. IV therapy can to wonders to support you during this trying time and here are some of the reasons why:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, vitamin C, vitamin C – we’ve all heard it before. But did you know that to have a direct anti-viral effect, your blood levels have to reach 15mg/dl? What that means is, while taking oral vitamin C throughout the day can still be helpful, it’s really only with IV therapy that vitamin C can reach its full cold and flu season potential!

Zinc

Zinc has been found to significantly reduce duration and severity of the common cold. It is perhaps the most critical mineral involved in thymus gland function (part of our lymph system) and crucial to maintaining immunity. This effect is even more pronounce and important in the elderly!

Selenium

Selenium affects all components of our immune system and the development of all our white blood cells. One study has found that supplementing with 200mcg of selenium a day increased the effectiveness of individuals innate immune system by almost 83%! They also concluded that this immune-enhancing effect requires supplementation above our normal dietary intake.

B Vitamins

Not only do B vitamins help support energy when a cold or flu has us feeling down, but deficiencies in B vitamins can also lead to slower and decreased immune responses. Thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and cobalamin (also known as B1, B2, B5, B6, and B12 respectively) are essential in helping us prevent and fight infections.

Hydration

If you’ve been running a fever, vomiting, or experiencing diarrhea; your hydration status is probably not optimal. Being sick can leave us feeling less than stellar and dehydration only makes it a steeper uphill battle. With IV therapy we know that you’re achieving hydration at the utmost level and repleting electrolytes at the same time.

Don’t take your next cold or flu sitting down; let us help you find the road to recovery. Come in and try one of our Cold Buster IVs!