Vitamin IV Drips: How to boost your immunity during cold and flu season
By Dr. Renee Magana
October marks the start of the flu season, which peaks in January and February and goes through May. We all do our best to prevent getting sick by avoiding those infected, staying hydrated and frequent hand washing. Whether or not you are successful at avoiding this season’s cold or flu, boosting your immune system can only help.
A healthy diet and adequate rest is a must for an optimal immune system. However, for most people, eating the perfect diet and achieving restorative sleep is not always possible. This is where supplementation comes in. Vitamin C, Zinc and Selenium are my top recommended immune system boosters, which are also the key components of Infuse Wellness’s cold and flu Vitamin IV drip Cold Be Gone.
Here is a little more about each of these important immunity boosters:
Vitamin C is one of the most important and essential vitamins. It is a water soluble anti-oxidant that is essential for proper immune system functioning as well as collagen and neurotransmitter synthesis . We are limited as to how much Vitamin C we can take orally as side effects such as stomach cramping and diarrhea are common. In addition, studies show that when high oral doses of Vitamin C are taken (1gm/day or more), only 50% or is actually absorbed. When taken IV, large plasma levels of Vitamin C can be achieved without the intestinal side effects. This is why many people opt for Cold Be Gone. Benefits of Vitamin C include include a healthy immune system (key in fighting off colds and flu), protection against cardiovascular and ocular disease, and even the prevention of wrinkles.
Zinc has become a popular treatment for the common cold with good reason. A naturally occurring mineral, Zinc keeps the immune system strong, helps wounds heal, and supports a healthy thyroid. Some studies have found that zinc lozenges may reduce the duration of cold, perhaps by as much as 50 percent.
A mineral with antioxidant properties, Selenium is a popular supplement for overall health, immunity and proper thyroid function. Selenium is required for the proper functioning of the body’s detoxification system and also provides protection against oxidative stress. In addition, enzymes in Selenium are involved in the recycling of Vitamin C from its spent form back to its active one, allowing for greater antioxidant protection.
Your turn. What do you do to boost your immunity during cold and flu season?