IV Therapy Can Support Your Immune System This Winter
The winter season in Scottsdale couldn’t really be described as cold, not compared to Colorado or other mountainous regions. However, there is something about this time of year that brings out our vulnerability to the flu. There are several reasons this may be. According to research, the following factors may influence our chances of coming down with sniffles, congestion, and coughing over the holiday season. These include:
- It is believed that the influenza virus peaks in the winter months. This is why every pharmacy in town offers fast, convenient flu shots.
- Indoor heating. When the weather turns colder, we naturally want to warm our houses and offices. The central heating feels cozy, but it also dries out the air. Dry air dries out the nasal passageways, creating an opportunity for viruses to permeate tissue.
- Indoor ventilation. Now that we’ve warmed the air, we want to keep it inside. With closed windows and drier air, the droplets from sneezes are proven to travel farther than in more humid environments. Higher indoor humidity acts against the Influenza A virus.
How IV Therapy Can Help
IV therapy is customized to meet each person’s needs. We can customize treatments by conducting a thorough health history, consultation, and certain nutritional tests. During the winter months, it’s safe to say that a large percentage of us could benefit from immune support. What goes into the body has a strong influence on the immune system. Taking supplements is one way to boost immunity, but it is limited because nutrients are broken down through digestion. IV therapy bypasses this to deliver 100% of the necessary nutrients to the blood. Furthermore, the potency of IV nutrients is approximately 20 times stronger than oral supplements.
Immunity is supported by adequate dosages of vitamin C, vitamin D, B vitamins, and Zinc. Each nutrient has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. For example, vitamin C supports certain cells that fight infection and disease. Zinc is a key nutrient for immune function.
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