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How to Boost Your Immune System With At-Home IV Therapy

Over time, the demands of daily life can weaken even the strongest immune system. Fortunately, you can support immune system health with IV therapy. Combined with our immune-boosting tips and techniques, you can enjoy fewer sick days – even in the middle of cold and flu season.

Overview

  • Your immune system protects you from illness every day but can become weakened as a result of environmental factors such as sleeplessness, diet, and stress.
  • You can strengthen your immune system with IV vitamin drips and small adjustments to your daily routine.
  • The ingredients in IV vitamin therapy for your immune health are specially selected to support healthy immune function and process toxins more quickly.
  • It isn’t currently possible to prevent getting a cold or the flu; however, you can take many steps to minimize your risk and exposure to pathogens.

How to Boost Your Immune System with At-Home IV Therapy

IV hangover relief for bachelor and bachelorette partiesWhen it comes to boosting your immune system, there are plenty of antioxidant-rich foods you can eat and over-the-counter supplements you can take. IV vitamin drips are an innovative new tool you can add to your defense against cold and flu symptoms. IV vitamin drips can improve your immune system by delivering all the vitamins and antioxidants you need directly to your cells.

It’s true that grabbing an immune-boosting oral supplement is as easy as stopping by your local pharmacy. However, your body doesn’t fully absorb this type of supplement since they are first processed by your digestive system, and the absorption mechanism is imperfect.

When administered intravenously by way of IV therapy, on the other hand, these same immune-boosting vitamins bypass the digestive system and ensure a 100% absorption rate. At the same time, IV therapy naturally detoxifies your body, removing harmful free radicals that contribute to toxin buildup and impaired immune function.

Immune boosting IVs are especially effective when administered on a regular basis. Free radicals damage your body at the cellular level over time. IV therapy for your immune system can not only help keep you from getting sick, it helps prevent the long-term damage caused by free radicals by flushing them from your system.

What Vitamins are in an Immune Boost Vitamin Drip?

Vitamin C

An antioxidant vitamin that helps your body remove excess free radicals which can cause cellular damage. In addition to preventing this damage, Vitamin C helps maintain your muscles, bones, immune system, and your circulatory system.

B-Complex Vitamins

A complex of 8 different vitamins that perform a range of vital functions including cardiovascular support, helping your body convert food into energy, and immune function.

Glutathione

Also known as the master antioxidant, this antioxidant that detoxifies your body, provides immune system support, and removes free radicals.

IV Hydration

While not a vitamin, IV hydration is an essential part of our Immune Boost IV. Staying hydrated ensures that your cells have the fluids they need to operate at their best.

Hydration is important whether you are trying to prevent a cold or are trying to recover from an illness. Illness puts greater demands on your body because of the extra energy your cells need to fend off microscopic invaders, so it’s using more fluid than usual to get the job done.

The Top Causes of a Weak Immune System

If you’ve noticed that you aren’t feeling like you should or are getting sick more frequently than usual, your immune system may need some attention. Frequent illnesses or infections, fatigue, and a persistent feeling of malaise can all be signs that your immune system isn’t functioning like it should be. Here are the top causes of a weak immune system.

Chronic Stress

migraine relief fastEnvironmental and emotional stress can take a toll on every system of your body, impacting everything from weight gain, mood, libido, and your immune function, to name a few.

If you have a lot of stress in your life, try to find ways to reduce the stress. Delegating tasks to workmates at the office can help reduce work-based pressures while splitting to-dos at home can ease up obligations at home.

Hobbies are one effective outlet to disengage from the stressors in your life. Mindfulness is another way to carve out some dedicated stress-free time in your day.

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood at the same time. Of course, exercise can improve your overall health, so you can enjoy the benefits of less stress and a healthier you.

Our Hormone Test can help identify if you have an imbalance of cortisol, your main stress hormone, so that you can be certain whether stress is contributing to a weak immune system.

Diet

micronutrient testingThe fuel you put into your body is an essential part of keeping your immune system in top condition. A diet low in vitamins and minerals means that your body can’t get the nutrients it needs to function at its best.

Over-the-counter oral supplements are one way of helping your body meet its micronutrient needs. IV therapy is a great option to ensure 100% absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients with no waste. As a bonus, IV therapy hydrates you, helping remove free radicals and toxins that can also contribute to a weak immune system.

Our Micronutrient Test can identify any vitamin deficiencies in your body so you can target areas of improvement instead of using trial-and-error to figure out what your body needs most.

Lack of Sleep

A night or two of poor sleep here and there may make you feel tired for the day but can generally be corrected with a solid night of sleep. A consistent lack of sleep, however, can lead to a sleep deficit.

Much like stress, a sleep deficit impacts your entire body. A consistent lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain, mood changes, higher blood pressure, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and more.

If you seem to be getting sick more frequently than usual or you’re feeling under the weather on a regular basis, consider booking more time to sleep. Getting enough sleep helps ensure that your immune system can function at its best. The CDC recommends different sleep targets depending on your age.

Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system misfires, attacking normal tissue instead of foreign bodies such as bacteria or viruses. There are over 80 types of autoimmune disorders, including celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and pernicious anemia.

Autoimmune diseases are heavily influenced by genetics. Our Genetics Testing can identify if an autoimmune disorder is contributing to your symptoms.

How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

The best way to feel your best is by avoiding getting sick at all. While there isn’t a foolproof way to prevent yourself from catching the illness that’s going around, there are plenty of things you can do to minimize your chance of catching the bug that’s going around the office. Here are our top immune boost picks to help you avoid getting sick year-round.

Order a Delivery IV Vitamin Drip

IV vitamin drips are an easy way to equip your immune-health arsenal. These vitamin and antioxidant-packed treatments are like a multi-tool, hydrating you, replenishing vitamins, and flushing out toxins and free radicals that contribute to cellular damage.

Drip Hydration brings delivery IVs to you within an hour of booking. We bring the appointment straight to your door whether you’re at home, at the office, at the gym, or elsewhere in town. IV infusions generally last between 30 – 45 minutes.

Our Immune Boost IV can help you avoid getting sick, or recover more quickly if you’re under the weather. We can also add anti-nausea or anti-inflammatory medication to the IV to help you feel better. Our add-on B12 shots provide a fast mood and focus boost to help improve your mindspace when you’re recovering from an illness.

Stay Hydrated

hangover prevention kitHydration is important every day, but is especially crucial when you’re trying to avoid getting sick. Proper hydration helps ensure that your cells are working in top condition by having the fluids they need to do their job. Staying hydrated helps your immune system stay healthy by giving your whole body the platform it needs to fight off viruses and bacteria.

If you are already sick, an Immune Boost IV can help you feel better, faster. Any illness, whether you’re recovering from a cold or from surgery, puts extra demands on your body and your cells. Keeping your cells hydrated helps them do their job more effectively. It’s easy to get dehydrated when you’re ill, especially if you are sleeping a lot or have a stomach bug that’s causing you to vomit. IV hydration treatment quickly rehydrates you.

Exercise

how to boost your immune systemRegular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Exercise not only reduces your cholesterol, helps keep your heart healthy, and trims up your waistline, it helps your immune system stay in top condition too.

You don’t have to be a triathlete to feel the benefits of exercise, either. Even getting active a couple of times per week is beneficial for your overall health. By keeping your entire body healthy, you keep your immune system in top shape.

That said, going to the gym too frequently or pushing yourself too hard can have the opposite effect. It’s possible to overdo it and cause yourself to get sick. The exact threshold varies from person to person, so it’s important to learn and respect your body’s limits.

Consider Your Gut Microbiome

gut microbiome testingYour diet does more than manage your waistline and your weight. Your gut microbiome contains a unique collection of good bacteria, also known as flora, that plays a role in keeping your immune system in top function.

Everyone’s gut microbiome is different, making a one-size-fits-all diet solution impossible. Instead of spending months or years trying trial-and-error to figure out what works best for you, consider a gut microbiome lab test.

This test can identify the levels and type of flora in your gut. We then consult with you to discuss the results of your test and recommend a diet plan that will play to the strengths of your gut microbiome, optimizing your gut and immune health for years to come.

Learn more about our gut microbiome lab test»

Take a Multivitamin

immune boostIf you’re on the fence about IV vitamin drips, it’s easy to grab a multivitamin at your local pharmacy. Multivitamins can help provide your body with the micronutrients it needs to maintain a healthy immune system.

Why choose an IV over a multivitamin? The bioavailability (usable amount) of the ingredients in an oral multivitamin is lower than that of an IV. That’s because multivitamins have to pass through your digestive system before your body can use what’s inside.

IV treatments, on the other hand, are administered directly into your bloodstream. Your cells have immediate access to IV vitamins. Plus, IV therapy ensures 100% absorption of ingredients because this type of treatment bypasses the digestive system.

Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet

how to boost your immune systemWhen we suggest incorporating a healthy diet into your lifestyle, we’re not talking about fad diets. We encourage eating a balanced diet for long-term, whole-body wellness.

Include:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Lean meats
  • Vegetable proteins from sources such as legumes, nuts, and soy
  • Low-fat dairy

Limit your intake of:

  • Fatty foods
  • Added sugars
  • Excessive sodium

A healthy diet will naturally include many of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to help maintain normal immune function. You can learn more about recommended dietary guidelines here.

Stock up on Antioxidants

IV high-dose vitamin C for cancerAntioxidants are your secret weapon against illness, reducing the amount of free radicals in your body and playing a role in reducing your risk of developing cancer.

Antioxidants are found naturally in fruits and vegetables, making them easy to incorporate into your diet. Fruits, vegetables, vitamin C, and berries are just a few of the natural sources of antioxidants – molecules which bind to unstable free radicals that can contribute to cellular damage. In addition to these, your local drug store carries man-made antioxidant supplements which you can take just like over-the-counter multivitamins.

While it’s true that you can get sick at any time of the year, it’s a good idea to add more antioxidants to your diet while you’re in the middle of cold and flu season. By giving your immune system an antioxidant boost, you can help your body keep you from getting sick.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep really is the best medicine whether or not you’re under the weather. The demands of work or school in addition to personal life can make it challenging to get a full night of shut-eye. By getting enough sleep, you give your body an even stronger platform to work from when you’re trying to avoid getting sick.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t get enough sleep. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the exact amount of sleep varies from person to person, and from age group to age group.

  • Young children tend to require 9 or more hours
  • The average adult requires 7 – 9 hours
  • The elderly generally requires between 6 – 8 hours

Sleep gives our bodies a chance to rest, repair, and replenish the stores of hormones and proteins needed to maintain normal immune function. A lack of sleep can cause problems including irritability, a loss of focus, temporary memory problems, and inflammation that, over time, can cause tissue damage.

Even better, your daily routine doesn’t have to be completely upended to accommodate a healthy amount of time to rest. Going to bed earlier can help give you a head start into a restful night of sleep.

If you have sleep debt, book a couple of extra hours on the weekend. Otherwise, try to go to bed at a regular time and consider changing out your pillows or blankets for ergonomic options if the bedding you have isn’t helping you get consistent, quality sleep.

Reduce your alcohol intake

improve the symptoms of seasonal affective disorderWhile a glass of wine here and there won’t hurt – and may even be beneficial for your heart – all-night binges can do a lot of damage to your body. Excessive alcohol consumption creates toxins and free radicals that can contribute to stress and damage on a cellular level. Among other things, excessive alcohol consumption can impair the immune system.

By being conscious of how much and how often you ingest alcohol, you can go a long way towards keeping your immune system in top condition.

Drip Hydration: Your IV Immune Boost Solution, Delivered to You

Keeping your immune system in top shape shouldn’t have to be a hassle. Save time and skip the wait at your local clinic with on-demand mobile delivery IV therapy. At-home IV therapy is a convenient way to give your body the tools it needs to keep your immune system in top condition year-round.

Drip Hydration is a mobile IV service that brings immune-boosting IVs to your door whether you’re at home, a hotel, the office, or even the gym. We bring treatments directly to you so that you don’t have to wait in traffic or potentially pick up a cold at your local clinic’s waiting room.

If you’ve already caught a cold or the flu, our Immune Boost IV can still help. Although there’s no instant cure for a cold or the flu, our IV can bring you relief from your symptoms and help speed along your recovery.

Book an appointment online or give us a call today. We’ll help supercharge your immune system so you can stay in top health year-round.



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