IV (intravenous) therapy utilizes a cocktail of vitamins and other ingredients to provide hydration and saturate the body with the nutrients necessary to both fend off and recuperate from typical viruses such as the cold and the flu.
Nutritional IV therapy is beneficial even when you are not suffering from a virus because it allows the body to have the nutrients it needs delivered directly into the bloodstream. Without time in your day to rest and lacking proper nutrition, your body is less able to resist infection, so IV therapy can benefit you by quickly introducing the nutrients you need and boosting your immune response before you succumb to a virus.
IV therapy also fills your body with needed vitamins and nutrients essential to fight viral infections like the cold and flu. Vitamins such as vitamin C, B12, and other minerals such as magnesium assist the body in boosting the immune response and shortening recovery time from the effects of the virus. When you are sick, it can become difficult to maintain a diet with enough nutrients to support this immunity enhancement.
IV therapy bypasses the need to get the nutrients from food and introduces them in large quantities directly into the bloodstream, where they can go to work immediately, helping you heal.
How Can You Avoid Getting the Flu or a Cold?
Up to 20% of the population normally contract the flu each year, and 200,000 people require hospitalization. The flu virus can keep you sick for over a week, forcing you to miss school or work. Even more prevalent is the common cold, with millions of people contracting the virus and most Americans averaging one or two colds per year. They can vary in severity and range from coughing, sneezing, sore throat, and achiness to prolonged illnesses that develop into bronchitis or even pneumonia.
There are a few simple things you can do to avoid getting sick with the cold or flu:
- Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer regularly.
- Eat a balanced diet and supplement with vitamins, and get vitamin D by going outside.
- Get enough sleep and exercise.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill and don’t share food or drinks.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
To learn more about the many benefits IV Therapy can provide, contact our office today!