Your immune system protects you from the illness every day but can become weakened as a result of environmental factors such as stress, lack of sleep, or diet.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy can help you strengthen and support your immunity with carefully selected ingredients that maintain a healthy gut, process toxins more quickly, and provide more nutritional bioavailability to your cells. Intravenous (IV) Therapy will not prevent you from getting a cold, however, it can help you minimize the risk and exposure to pathogens.
The immune system is a complex network of cells, proteins, and special organs that defends the body against infection (microbes), harmful substances, and cell changes that could make you ill. The immune system keeps a record of every germ it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy them quickly if they enter the body again. The main parts of the immune system are white blood cells, antibodies, the complement system, the lymphatic system, the spleen, the thymus, and the bone marrow. These are the parts of your immune system that actively fight infection.
Nearly 70 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, therefore taking steps to ensure your digestive system is functioning properly is an essential part of maintaining your overall health. When food is broken down during digestion, your gut works to absorb nutrients that are used to support a variety of body functions and eliminate waste from your body.
Healthy bacteria found in your gut is also used to stimulate the development of T‑cells, which are responsible for distinguishing your body’s cells and tissue from potentially harmful things in your body. When there is an imbalance in your gut, such as a build-up of ‘bad’ bacteria, it can confuse your immune system causing it to start attacking your own cells.
If your immune system is busy reacting to healthy cells, not only is it easier for you to get sick, it’s also harder for your body to recover. This is why maintaining the balance and health of your digestive system is important to protect your immune system.
Maintaining an optimal nutritional environment in the body has a significant impact on human health. A healthy lifestyle, a well-balanced diet, oral supplements are important steps you should take to ensure your body’s optimal performance.
Additionally, to that, intravenous (IV) vitamin treatments are an effective way you can add to your defense against cold and flu symptoms, infections, and viruses. Intravenous treatments can improve your immune system by delivering all the vitamins and antioxidants you need directly to your cells.
Intravenous (IV) treatments deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants directly to your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system, and ensuring full absorption of the nutrients. At the same time, Intravenous (IV) therapy naturally detoxifies your body, removing harmful free radicals that contribute to toxin build-up and impaired immune function. Immunity supporting IV treatments are especially effective when administered on a regular basis, every 3 – 4 months. Free radicals damage your body at the cellular level over time. IV therapy for your immune system can not only help keep you from getting sick, it helps prevent the long-term damage caused by free radicals by flushing them from your system.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy Supports Your Immune System through:
- Delivering high doses of essential nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glutathione, and more, into the bloodstream, that support production and distribution of white blood cells,
- Ensuring almost 100% nutritional absorption and immediate bioavailability for optimal organs’ function,
- Maintaining nutritional balances and optimal nutritional environment, crucial for human health,
- Increasing antioxidant levels and antioxidant protection, to fight free radicals that cause cell damage and weaker body function,
- Facilitating detoxification and removal of damaging compounds that can cause inflammation,
- Helping to maintain a healthy gut, where 70% of the immune system is located,
- Delivering quick and effective hydration, to help body cells carry the oxygen and prevent toxins build-up that affects the immune system.
What Vitamins Support Your Immune System
- Vitamin C
An antioxidant vitamin that helps your body remove excess free radicals which can cause cellular damage. In addition to preventing this damage, Vitamin C helps maintain your muscles, bones, immune system, and your circulatory system. Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection.
- Vitamin D
It has both anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory properties and is crucial for the activation of the immune system defenses. Vitamin D is known to enhance the function of immune cells, including T-cells and macrophages, that protect your body against pathogens.
- B-Complex Vitamins
A complex of 8 different vitamins that perform a range of vital functions including cardiovascular support, helping your body convert food into energy, and immune function. It helps to boost the body’s defense system and keep energy levels up, which is key to maintaining a healthy immune system.
Also known as the master antioxidant, this antioxidant that detoxifies your body, provides immune system support, removes free radicals, and maintains your liver and gut health. Glutathione helps fortify your immune system in two important ways. First, it plays a central role in the proper function of T-cell lymphocytes (white blood cells) by increasing their numbers. Second, glutathione stimulates the production and activity of natural killer (NK) cells.
If you’ve noticed that recently you’re constantly feeling tired, or are getting sick more frequently than usual, your immune system may need some attention. Frequent illnesses or infections, fatigue, and a feeling of malaise can all be signs that your immune system isn’t functioning as it should be.
Here are some of the causes that might be weakening your immune system.
Environmental and emotional stress can negatively impact every system of your body, affecting everything from weight gain, mood, libido, and your immune function. If you have a lot of stress in your life, try to find ways to reduce stress and relax. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood at the same time. Exercise can improve your overall health and strengthen your body’s natural defenses.
Almost 70% of your immune system is housed in your gut, therefore the food you put into your body is an essential part of keeping your immune system in optimal condition. The quality and variety of food you eat determine what kind of fuel your body is going to use to power up your organs and vital functions, therefore a diet low in vitamins and minerals means that your body can’t get the nutrients it needs to function at its best. Oral supplements are one way of helping your body meet its nutritional needs, however many factors can affect your nutritional absorption rate. Intravenous (IV) therapy is a great option to ensure a 100% absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients with no waste. Intravenous (IV) therapy also hydrates you, helping remove free radicals and toxins that can also contribute to a weak immune system.
Lack of Sleep
Much like stress, a sleep deficit impacts your entire body. A consistent lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain, mood changes, higher blood pressure, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and more.
If you seem to be getting sick more frequently than usual or you constantly feel tired, try increasing your sleep by an hour or two, or take supplements like melatonin or magnesium that may help you improve the quality of your sleep. Getting enough sleep helps ensure that your immune system can function at its best.
The best way for your body to feel its best is to avoid getting sick at all. But while there is no way to prevent our exposure to bacteria and viruses, there are thing you can do to protect your body and prepare it for a fight against illness. Intravenous (IV) vitamin treatments are an easy way to strengthen your immune function.
These vitamin and antioxidant-packed treatments replenish the vitamins and minerals, hydrate your body and help flush out toxins and free radicals that cause cell damage.
Hydromedical clinic offers a variety of intravenous treatments, that can be further customized specifically for your needs.
During your appointment, you consult with the doctor about your lifestyle, health goals, or health concerns, and the doctor prepares the treatment for you. We offer either in-clinic appointments or house visits, and our IV treatments last between 45 – 60 minutes.