How to support your immune system
The immune system is responsible for fighting off illness and disease. It has the ability to detect and destroy viruses, bacteria, and harmful cells and protect healthy cells. While it does the best that it can for as long as it can, immune function can decrease as we age or may simply be overpowered by a disease that it could not defeat. This is why it is important to support a healthy immune system whether you’re ill or healthy.
Taking vitamins to boost the immune system while your body is actively fighting a disease or illness can boost your immune system and replenish resources. Making sure your immune system is properly supported when you’re healthy can prepare your body to better fight the next illness – or prevent one altogether.
What is immune support?
Your immune system is a collection of cells, tissues, and organs that protect your body from pathogens and viruses. White blood cells are your immune system’s front-line soldiers, fighting off infection. T-cells help regulate the body’s immune response. They’re also responsible for releasing cytokines – molecules that regulate immune response and inflammation.
Vitamins such as vitamin B6 and vitamin C contribute to the production of necessary immune system cells and hormones. Other nutrients – such as zinc – help activate white blood cells. Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen, which is necessary for immune system function. Many vitamins have anti-inflammatory properties, which improve circulation and immune function.
All of these micronutrients (and more!) help your immune system function at its best; thus providing immune support.
What are the best vitamins for the immune system?
Some of the best vitamins for immune health are vitamin C, glutathione, and magnesium. These vitamins and more are offered via IV injection or infusion at IV Vitamin Therapy.
Vitamin A has anti-inflammatory properties and is especially helpful against respiratory infection. It’s prevalent in leafy greens and fatty fish.
B vitamins are critical in almost every body system. B12 and folate (B9) control red blood cell size, while B6 and B9 can help protect against heart disease. Whole grains, chicken, beans, and chickpeas are great sources of B vitamins. Tuna and salmon contain both B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids for boosted heart health.
Vitamin C immune support
Vitamin C has been hailed for some time as one of the best immune system supplements. Many people, when they feel a cold or flu coming on, reach for an orange or some vitamin C supplements.
It is also a powerful antioxidant, which means it helps destroy free radicals in the blood which, if allowed to accumulate, can kill healthy cells. In the immune system, it has the ability to protect immune system cells so that the whole system can function as efficiently as possible. A vitamin C IV is a quick, effective way to boost the immune system.
In addition to citrus fruit, vitamin C can be found in bell peppers and cauliflower, among other vegetables. Many people take elderberry supplements because they’re full of vitamin C and other antioxidants.
Low levels of vitamin D are surprisingly common; if you aren’t getting 30 minutes of direct sunshine a day, you need to get your vitamin D through oily fish like salmon and mackerel or fortified milk and cereals. Vitamin D deficiency can increase your risk of developing autoimmune diseases.
Another powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is critical for immune system function.
Often administered with vitamin C, glutathione is another important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient. Glutathione makes immune cells more efficient and functions as an embedded antioxidant within each of those cells, so it literally helps cells stay healthy from the inside out.
Magnesium is necessary for every organ in the body to function properly. It helps regulate other nutrients like calcium and zinc and contributes to higher energy levels. It helps the immune system create antibodies and makes cells more resilient to harmful attacks.
Increased selenium levels have been found in connection with decreased flu risk. Despite being a lesser-known antioxidant, it is essential for almost all immune function.
Can a Myers’ cocktail boost the immune system?
A Myers’ cocktail is a blend of vitamins and nutrients the body needs. It’s commonly administered to help with headaches, allergies, stress, low energy, or illnesses. The Myers’ cocktail is full of immune boosters including B complex vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium.
It’s no wonder that it’s generally prescribed as an all-around health and energy booster! This vitamin blend is even given to healthy patients who want a preventative measure against illness and disease.
What is the benefit of IV vitamin infusion?
You know a healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But we don’t all eat as well as we’d like to. In addition, many vegans and vegetarians miss out on important micronutrients that are found in dairy products or red meat. Patients with vitamin absorption problems also don’t get the full health benefits of their food.
Many people turn to dietary supplements or multivitamins to make up for an un-balanced diet. However, oral supplements are not the most efficient method of boosting nutrient levels.
An IV drip is the most efficient way to receive vitamins for immune system health. IV therapy infuses the necessary vitamins directly into the bloodstream. Unlike oral supplements, IV vitamin infusion does not pass through the digestive system, so the stomach and liver enzymes don’t diminish any of its potency.
As the vitamins and hydration slowly drip into your bloodstream over a 20- to 60-minute appointment, your body can carry the nutrients to where they’re needed most. And because you don’t have to wait on the slow process of digestion, your body can start using its new vitamin boost immediately!
In addition, while oral vitamins or dietary supplements are meant to be one-size-fits-all, no body is identical. We can custom craft a vitamin cocktail based on your nutritional needs and health goals.
If you are currently being treated for any medical conditions, check with your healthcare provider before beginning any vitamin supplementation.
Why choose IV Vitamin Therapy for your immune support vitamins?
IV Vitamin Therapy is in a lovely, boutique-style medical office. After consulting with a physician, you will be prescribed a personalized Myers Cocktail, depending on your health history, current medications, and goals. Sessions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, and there is no sedation necessary for the procedure.
Almost immediately after injection, the nutrients begin taking effect at the cellular level. Many patients use this time to read, watch videos, or work remotely. Our modernly designed, peaceful office setting is the perfect environment for all our patients to receive regular Myers’ Cocktail vitamin infusions.
Our Beverly Hills IV Vitamin Therapy medical practice provides the highest quality Myers’ Cocktail in the Los Angeles area with its unique blend of vitamins and nutrients personalized to every patient.
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