Arm Yourself Against Colds and the Flu This Winter With Nutritional IV Therapy

Arm Yourself Against Colds and the Flu This Winter With Nutritional IV Therapy

January 8, 2021

While Americans certainly consume plenty of food each year, most of us (up to an alarming 90%) don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables so we can get the nutrients we need to stay healthy, especially during cold and flu season.

If you’re not getting enough of the vitamins you need for optimal health, David Johnston, DO, of Osteopathic Wellness Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut, offers nutritional IV therapy as a way to boost your immune system and give you more energy. To arm yourself against colds and the flu this winter with nutritional IV therapy, the best time to begin is before you get sick.

Oral supplements can’t get into your bloodstream as quickly as IV therapy
Taking over-the-counter supplements to boost your immune system probably isn’t increasing your vitamin and nutrient deficiency enough to make a difference, since most of what you digest gets eliminated from your body, or not absorbed at all. In some cases, a preexisting digestive disorder makes it even more challenging for your body to properly absorb nutrients.

The advantage of nutritional IV therapy is that vitamins and nutrients bypass your digestive system and go directly into your bloodstream so you get 100% of the vitamins you need to stay healthy.

Introducing nutrient-rich solutions directly into your bloodstream optimizes your body at a cellular level, allowing you to fight off viruses and bacterial infections more effectively than when you’re in a vitamin-deficient state.

Power vitamins and nutrients that boost your immune system
Most people know that taking extra vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on can help you dodge a full-blown, down-for-the-count, can’t-stop-your-nose-from-running attack. Since your body doesn’t produce its own vitamin C, getting enough of it is essential—especially when it comes to preventing colds and the flu.

Vitamin C strengthens your immunity so you’re better prepared to fight sickness and stay healthy, so this is a key ingredient in an immunity-boosting nutritional IV therapy drip.

Other power nutrients that help boost your immune system so you’re ready to do battle (and win) against disease-causing germs, include:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin A
  • Calcium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin E
  • Glutathione (an antioxidant)

Each of these vitamins and nutrients help detoxify your system and increase immune function so you can fight infection and stay healthy during even the most challenging times of the year. As an added bonus, all nutritional IV therapies help you stay hydrated by replenishing fluids and giving you an energy boost as well as a healthy, glowing complexion.

Nutritional IV therapy provides instant results with lasting benefits
Immediately following an IV therapy appointment, most people report that they feel instantly energized and this new vibrance lasts up to four days after receiving nutrients intravenously. And while your initial energy boost may taper off after a few days, the vitamins and nutrients remain in your system and keep your levels elevated for 2-3 weeks.

So, if you want to maintain your energy and keep your immune system adequately armed against would-be viral invaders, a nutritional IV therapy drip about twice a month is an ideal solution during cold and flu season.

If you’re not a big fan of needles, think of it this way: You may not love working out or doing 100 crunches at a time, but you probably love the results. With much less effort than spending an hour at the gym (which is also highly beneficial), you can give your immune system the boost it needs to stay physically fit from the inside out.

Now is the perfect time to arm yourself against colds and the flu this winter. Learn more about immunity-boosting nutritional IV therapy that Dr. Johnston and the team at Osteopathic Wellness Center can customize based on your individual needs.

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How does nutritional IV therapy differ from oral supplements?

Oral supplements, while beneficial, may not provide the same level of impact as nutritional IV therapy. When you take oral supplements, the digestion process and absorption in the gastrointestinal system can limit the amount of nutrients your body receives. Additionally, certain digestive disorders may further impede nutrient absorption.

In contrast, nutritional IV therapy bypasses the digestive system altogether by delivering vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream. This method ensures 100% absorption of the vitamins and nutrients, providing your body with the optimal levels it needs to support immune function and overall health.

What are the key vitamins and nutrients in an immunity-boosting nutritional IV therapy drip?

An immunity-boosting nutritional IV therapy drip typically includes a combination of vitamins and nutrients that enhance immune function. Some of the key vitamins and nutrients that help boost the immune system include:

  • Vitamin C: Strengthens immunity and aids in preventing colds and the flu.
  • Vitamin B6 and B12: Support immune function and provide energy.
  • Magnesium: Helps detoxify the system and supports immune health.
  • Vitamin A: Plays a crucial role in immune response.
  • Calcium: Supports immune system regulation.
  • Selenium: An antioxidant that enhances immune function.
  • Zinc: Essential for immune system function and wound healing.
  • Vitamin E: Acts as an antioxidant and supports immune function.
  • Glutathione: A powerful antioxidant that aids in detoxification.

These vitamins and nutrients work synergistically to optimize immune function, fight infections, and keep you healthy, particularly during challenging times of the year like cold and flu season. Nutritional IV therapy also provides hydration and an energy boost, resulting in a healthy and rejuvenated appearance.

Please note that the specific composition of an immunity-boosting nutritional IV therapy drip can be customized based on your individual needs and health goals. Consulting with a healthcare professional, such as Dr. Johnston at Osteopathic Wellness Center, can help determine the most suitable combination of vitamins and nutrients for your immune system support.