Cold season is on the horizon
It’s September, and you know what that means: leaves will soon start to change color and fall; endless football games on tv will become our new Sunday routine; pumpkins will start appearing on doorsteps in our neighborhoods, and… colds, the flu, and other seasonal illnesses will make their return.
With cold and flu season coming fast, many are starting to dread the increased risk of catching a seasonal illness, and we can’t blame them! Even the common cold seems to have gotten harsher in the past couple of years, and catching it could put you out of commission for longer than it should.
Luckily, there are lots of ways to prep and boost your immune system for the season, and IV therapy is definitely one of the more effective ways. After all, IV therapy – the intravenous administration of fluids and nutrients – is the best way to get vital nutrients and vitamins into your body without relying on the digestive system to turn nutrients into usable forms within the body.
But, if you do end up catching a cold or the flu, it’s not too late to use IV therapy to help you recover faster. Here are the two main ways IV therapy can help a cold:
1. Target vitamin deficiencies
One of the biggest ways IV therapy can help you battle a cold and recover faster is because it can target any vitamin deficiencies that may be impacting your immune system. When you schedule an appointment for an IV therapy treatment, our 10X Health team will learn more about where you may have deficiencies and mix up your IV cocktail to give you a precise dose of those vitamins to fill those deficiencies.
But why are vitamins important for the immune system anyway? Well, not all vitamins are going to have a direct impact on the effectiveness of your body to fight sickness, but vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, and more have a direct effect on your immune system and make it better at fighting illness. For example, Vitamin C stimulates the creation of antibodies and the movement of white blood cells that target and fight infections at the source, and Vitamin D regulates proteins that kill pathogens.
2. Rehydrate your body & tissues
Another great way IV therapy can help you recover faster from a cold is by rehydrating your body and tissues. IV drips use a base of saline solution, which, when injected into the bloodstream, forces your tissues to take in water while your blood is higher in sodium, helping to hydrate your body in a quick and effective way.
IV drips can also provide electrolytes to your body, and more water in your system also helps your body detox by flushing harmful toxins out, giving your antibodies fewer particles to fight. In the case of the flu, hydration is also important to replenish the fluids you may lose from the sickness.
While IV therapy is an effective treatment when you do catch an inevitable cold or flu, IV therapy can be preventative, as well, and adding IV therapy to your regular wellness regimen can help make your immune system stronger and more likely to fight off the next cold.
If you’re battling a cold or are looking to boost your immune system going into the Fall and Winter months, our 10X Health teams in Aventura, FL and Scottsdale, AZ are ready to get you started with IV therapy. Book your appointment today!