Does IV (intravenous) therapy provide an immune boost?
Vitamins are an essential component of maintaining a healthy immune system. Many people suffer from vitamin deficiencies because of certain health conditions, a genetic predisposition, or a poor diet. If you suffer from a vitamin deficiency, IV treatments at IV Vitamin Therapy can boost the immune system, revitalizing your overall health and well-being.
An immune response can be strengthened by eating a healthy diet and taking oral supplements. But a more contemporary, beneficial, and highly efficient way of absorbing vitamins and nutrients is an IV drip.
IV therapy can provide immune system support and subsequently prevent infection from bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing pathogens. IV drip therapy removes the build-up of harmful toxins (detoxification) and free radicals that damage cells, cause disease, and impair the immune system.
Should I use IV vitamin therapy or oral supplements?
In IV vitamin therapy, vitamins and other nutrients are injected directly into the bloodstream through a vein in the arm for immediate use by the body. Oral supplements must pass through the digestive system and metabolize (change into a form that can be used by the body) before use.
This is not only a slow process, but the absorption rate is much lower than IV therapy, and the bioavailability (the amount of a substance that enters the circulation when introduced into the body that can have an active effect) is 50% at best.
What vitamins and nutrients are in an IV immune booster?
Many essential vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes are known to boost immune function and may be included in an IV infusion.
IV Vitamin Therapy provides a variety of IV vitamin infusions that support immune health and overall wellness. Our immune boost therapy may include vitamin C, glutathione, MSM, magnesium, vitamin D, NAD+, and hydration therapy.
IV vitamin C
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, vitamin C subsidizes our natural immune defensive system by supporting numerous functions in the immune system. Vitamin C helps stimulate the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which prevent infection.
Vitamin C has been shown to enhance the proliferation of B- and T-lymphocytes (immune cells). Therefore, a vitamin C deficiency may result in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections.
High doses of vitamin C have been linked to antiviral effects and may have antioxidant properties, (neutralizing free radicals that cause cellular damage. High-dose vitamin C may also provide a promising supplement to cancer therapy.
IV vitamin D
Vitamin D may play a role in the body’s immune response as well. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, it manufactures vitamin D. That’s why in the winter months vitamin D levels may decrease.
Observational studies have shown a strong connection between lower rates of certain diseases and higher blood levels of vitamin D in populations with sunnier climates. Those with low vitamin D levels are more likely to report a cold, flu, or respiratory infection during flu season.
Glutathione activates and stimulates the production of natural killer cells. Natural killer cells are a type of immune cell with enzymes (a catalyst that brings about biochemical reactions in the body) that can kill cancer cells or cells infected with a virus.
Glutathione is also an antioxidant and inhibits the inflammatory response.
IV (MSM) Methylsulfonylmethane
MSM is a chemical found in animals, humans, and many plants. It is used to relieve pain and swelling from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled pads that act as cushions in the joints), and tendinitis (inflammation or irritation of the tendon).
The level of magnesium in the blood can affect the body’s ability to tackle pathogens and cancer cells. Researchers have shown that T-cells need a certain level of magnesium to function efficiently. These findings may have important implications for cancer patients.
IV NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
NAD+ reduces cellular damage by free radicals and activates the innate immune system. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against infectious agents and foreign particles. NAD+ also regulates the inflammatory response in immune cells. It plays a large role in generating an immune response in aging, infection, cancer, and other disease states.
IV hydration therapy
A person can become dehydrated from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excess exercise, alcohol consumption, and more. IV hydration therapy is one of the fastest ways to treat dehydration and replace lost electrolytes.
Optimal hydration may help support communication and biochemical pathways in the immune system. The immune system relies on the bloodstream to transport fluid, nutrients, and important communication signals to the organs. Since blood plasma is 90% water, hydration is necessary to support this.
Does a Myers’ cocktail IV act as an immune booster?
Myers’ infusions have become a very popular IV vitamin therapy because the formulation contains a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Myers’ cocktail IV at IV Vitamin Therapy consists of:
- magnesium chloride hexahydrate (Magnesium)
- calcium gluconate (Calcium)
- hydroxocobalamin (manufactured vitamin B12)
- pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
- dexpanthenol (vitamin B5)
- B-complex vitamins
These ingredients provide hydration, immune system support, and overall wellness. A Myers’ cocktail provides the balanced nutritional support needed to augment your natural resistance to infections.
Are you a candidate for IV therapy?
You may be a good candidate for IV vitamin therapy if you experience any of the following conditions:
- Malabsorption disorders including Crohn’s disease.
- Cold, seasonal flu, seasonal allergies, and migraines.
- Acute conditions like hangovers, overexertion from working out, and jet lag.
- Chronic conditions such as asthma, hypothyroidism, and fibromyalgia.
- Lack of sleep.
- Low energy level.
- Vigorous exercise and training.
Are there any risks associated with IV vitamin therapy?
When administered by a medical professional, IV vitamin infusions are perfectly safe. There are some rare risks, but our team works to minimize any potential problems.
Risk of infection
Whenever a needle is inserted into a vein, it creates a direct path into the bloodstream and bypasses the body’s first defense mechanism against bacteria – the skin. Although the risk of infection is unlikely, it’s important to consult with a licensed medical professional who will provide safe IV therapy and manage any risks.
At IV Vitamin Therapy we always use new, sterile needles and tubing for each patient.
It is possible to receive too much of a specific vitamin or mineral. When this happens there is an increased risk of adverse effects. For example, those with kidney disease cannot remove certain electrolytes and minerals at the rate necessary to avoid problems—and adding potassium too quickly could potentially lead to a heart attack.
Always receive your vitamin infusions from a board-certified medical professional to ensure maximum safety. Our on-site doctor will take a medical history before recommending any vitamin supplementation to avoid side effects or drug interactions.
Why choose IV Vitamin Therapy for your vitamin immune support?
Dr. David Nazarian is board certified in internal medicine and highly trained in the field of traditional and alternative medicine. He has been utilizing IV fluids and vitamin replacement therapies in conjunction with other treatment modalities to treat a variety of medical illnesses and conditions for over 10 years.
Our medical office follows strict guidelines and standards to ensure each patient receives the highest quality sterile vitamins compounded from the best pharmacies. At IV Vitamin Therapy, we provide testing services to help identify and address vitamin deficiencies so we can assist in making optimal health decisions with you.
We are confident that if you have received IV vitamin treatments at other places, you will recognize the difference in our vitamins, our facility, and our practice.
Where can I get IV vitamin therapy near me?
Busy? Our mobile IV therapy will come to you. Many of our clients who prefer to receive injections in the privacy of a home, hotel room, or office can choose our popular concierge house call service for mobile IV.
IV Vitamin Therapy is conveniently located in Beverly Hills and can provide IV services to your home, hotel room, or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Orange County, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, and Echo Park.
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