8 Injectable Vitamins and Minerals that Boost Immune System and Help Ward Off a Cold
October marks the start of the flu season, which peaks in January and February and goes through May. Now cold and flu season is in full swing.
Everyone is familiar with the unpleasant symptoms of a cold or flu. No one enjoys the achy body, fever, chills, and congestion that accompany these illnesses. When a person gets sick, he or she suffers from a decrease in productivity.
If you’ve had the flu shot, you’ve already taken a positive step toward protecting yourself against certain strains of influenza. However, there are other viruses – as well as the common cold – that can hit without warning and cannot be prevented with a yearly vaccination.
Of course, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands several times a day to keep germs at bay. If you follow hand-washing with a dollop of hand sanitizer, you’ll add even more protection against those pesky germs that make us sick. Nevertheless, because we do not live in a sterile world, there’s a good chance you’ll come in contact with contagious viruses, regardless of the precautions you take.
Our immune system is designed to resolve most illnesses with little to no intervention, as extra rest and fluids are typically the only treatment needed. However, immune-compromising factors often prevail during the colder months: high-stress levels, irregular sleep patterns, nutrient-deficient diets, inadequate physical activity and detoxification, and frequent exposure to pathogens (infection-causing agents).
This “perfect storm” results in an overwhelmed immune system, unremitting cold and flu symptoms, and susceptibility towards chronic illness or more complicated conditions, such as bronchitis or pneumonia.
The good news is that you can boost your immune system naturally.
One such therapy is intravenous (IV) administration of immune-stimulating vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, a particularly powerful and effective intervention for both acute and chronic illness. IV therapy works by introducing nutrient-rich solutions directly into the bloodstream, creating higher blood levels than is possible through oral intake. As a result, a significant concentration gradient is formed outside the cells, allowing for the easier passage of nutrients through the membrane, into the cell, where they help optimize cellular function. When the body is under stress, as it is while battling an illness, requirements for specific nutrients increase as the cell’s ability to maintain adequate levels decrease. The high concentration gradient achieved with IV therapy addresses this issue.
Speed is the essence of most treatments and getting what you need into your body as fast as possible is essential not just for recovery, but for a rapid recovery. This is the beauty and power of IV treatments.
Immune Stimulating IV Therapy is packed with immune boosting vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, selenium, calcium, and zinc.
Vitamin C cannot be made in the human body and has to be ingested in food or taken via supplementation. It is a powerful antioxidant and is required in the production of several critical enzymes as well as the synthesis of collagen from proline and lysine. That means this humble vitamin is required for the maintenance of normal connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, skin), wound healing, and bone remodeling.
Vitamin C is also required for conversion of tyrosine to epinephrine (adrenaline). That’s why it is present in high amounts in the adrenal gland cortex and these levels are depleted after adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation of the gland and synthesis of the stress hormone cortisol. That means under times of high stress (whether from illness, psychological stress, or some other form) vitamin C levels are liable to plummet.
Vitamin C – is a very important component of IV therapy for immune support. Studies have shown that when our bodies have encountered a cold, the vitamin C levels in our body decrease significantly, making it essential to restore our body’s Vitamin C levels. The fastest way to do this is through administered IV treatments which in turn, results in a quicker recovery.
There are eight different B vitamins that form the B vitamin complex. Combined, they not only combat lethargy but also increase white blood cell counts. B vitamins aid the immune system with higher numbers of white blood cells. These cells protect the body by destroying bacteria and other germs that, if left unchecked, would lead to sickness.
The vitamins in the Vitamin B-Complex are essential for growth, development, and a variety of other bodily functions. They play a major role in the activities of enzymes, proteins that regulate chemical reactions in the body, which are important in turning food into energy and other needed substances.
Due to their critical role deficiencies in B vitamins can lead to a VERY wide variety of symptoms including fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, emotional disturbances, muscle weakness, dementia, insomnia, skin eruptions, dermatitis, numbness, paresthesia, anemia, peripheral neuropathy, memory loss, demyelination, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, “brain fog” and cognitive impairment, sore throat, mental confusion, and diarrhea among others.
Magnesium is a mineral and a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glucose utilization. It is also required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA and the antioxidant glutathione among other functions.
Selenium is crucial in the function of antioxidants and the immune system. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenocysteine which is involved in promoting the antioxidant function of glutathione and thioredoxin, both of which neutralize the toxic effects of free radicals—naturally occurring byproducts of oxygen metabolism thought to cause damage to DNA, protein and cell membranes and possibly contribute to chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease.
Selenium is important in the production and breakdown of thyroid hormones as well. Thyroid hormones essentially command the speed and efficacy of our overall metabolism, so it is important for them to be properly balanced.
Benefits of selenium include but are not limited to:
Improves blood flow and decreases chances of heart disease
Regulated Thyroid function Increases longevity
Acts as an antioxidant
Calcium is the most abundant and critical mineral in our body. It is essential for the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, where about 99% of the body’s calcium is found. Calcium is integral in heart and skeletal muscle contraction, nerve cell conduction, blood clotting, blood pressure maintenance, blood glucose utilization, bone formation and enzyme function.
After iron, zinc is the second most abundant trace metal in the human body. Zinc is a co-factor (helper) in over 300 different enzymes and thus is involved in a wide variety of biochemical processes. It interacts with the hormone insulin to ensure proper function and is a key factor in the regulation of blood glucose levels via insulin action.
This essential mineral is commonly used in anti-viral preparations to fight the common cold and flu viruses.
Benefits of zinc include:
Increases Immunity and Fights Colds
Acts as a Powerful Antioxidant that May Help Fight Cancer
Supports Liver Health
Helps with Muscle Growth and Repair
Glutathione is the “master” antioxidant. It neutralizes free radicals which are byproducts of oxygen metabolism in the mitochondria.
Free radicals and ROS can cause damage to DNA, proteins and cell membranes altering their function, causing mutations and may be implicated in chronic illnesses like cancer or heart disease. Glutathione renders these molecules inert, protecting you from their destructive effects.
Detoxification is another major function of glutathione. GSH attaches to substances like heavy metals and xenobiotics—molecules that need to be excreted—forming “conjugates” that make them easier to be eliminated by the liver via bile and the kidneys via urine.
Health Benefits of Glutathione include, but are not limited to:
Glutathione Limits Oxidative Stress in the Body
Glutathione Controls Inflammation
Glutathione is Anti-Aging
Glutathione Prevents Depression and Stress
Glutathione May Limit Neurodegeneration , Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s disease
Glutathione Helps With Infections
Glutathione May Heal the Gut
Increasing Glutathione Levels May Help ADHD
Glutathione Helps in Preventing Heart Disease
Glutathione Treats Diabetic Complications
Glutathione May Prevent Kidney Disease
Glutathione Protects Against Liver Damage
Glutathione May Help Prevent Addiction
Glutathione May Reduce Consequences of Drugs or Alcohol
Glutathione Can Help With Respiratory Issues
Glutathione May Help Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
Glutathione Helps Prevent Glaucoma and Cataracts
Glutathione Encourages a Healthy Pregnancy
Glutathione May Treat Cystic Fibrosis
Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3.
Our body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight.
Vitamin D has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.
Surprising benefits of vitamin D include:
Vitamin D fights disease
Reduces your risk of multiple sclerosis and heart disease
Reduces the likelihood of developing the flu
Boosts weight loss
We recommend to start with this IV if you’re new to infusion therapy, need an immune boost, suffer from chronic illness, or experience chronic or recurring fatigue.
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