Beat Cold and Flu Season with Vitamin C IV Therapy
Cold and flu season is a little different this year. The good news is that we’ve been practicing better hygiene than ever, and adopting social distancing and mask policies will slow the spread of most airborne viruses, including cold and flu. However, that doesn’t make coming down with an illness any less scary especially when you’re waiting for test results.
You’ve done all you can to prepare your environment for cold and flu prevention, now let’s prep your immune system with Vitamin C IV Therapy.
Why Do We Need Vitamin C?
Vitamin C provides vital immune support to the body. In fact, Vitamin C is mostly used to protect or maintain the overall health of the body. Vitamin C can do everything from healing injuries, reducing inflammation, and keeping your cells in tip-top shape. If you want to be running at peak physical health, vitamin C is going to play a large role.
Where Do We Get Vitamin C?
Our main source of vitamin C comes from our diets. Fruits and vegetables like oranges, strawberries, broccoli, and potatoes are all rich in vitamin C. Additionally, many foods that don’t naturally contain the vitamin have been enriched with vitamin C to ensure you’re intaking enough to support your body. But if we get vitamin C from our diet, why would we need vitamin C IV therapy?
In most cases, dietary intake is enough to supply our body with adequate Vitamin C. The issue lies in cases where we rapidly deplete our vitamin C. Unlike other vitamins, our body does not store excess vitamin C. Instead our body passes on what we don’t need. Normally this works out well for the body as we use vitamin C at around the same rate we intake it. But when we experience an illness like a cold or the flu, vitamin C gets depleted as it supports our immune functions and our vitamin C intake is playing catch up.
Have you ever known someone who swears by orange juice when they’re sick? While vitamin C-rich foods aren’t a miracle cure, replenishing vitamin C while you’re ill can result in faster recovery times and strengthen your immune system when you’re not.
Why Vitamin C IV Therapy?
If you’ve looked into products that claim to boost your immune system before, you’ve probably seen vitamin C supplements or drink powders on store shelves. With these alternatives readily available, why should opt for vitamin C IV therapy?
The bloodstream acts as a superhighway for the cells and resources of the human body. When you intake vitamin C orally, your body has to digest the nutrients and then absorb them into the stomach lining. Once absorbed, vitamin C can be sent throughout the body. This process takes time, and depending on an individual’s digestive system, can be an ineffective way to absorb nutrients.
Vitamin C IV therapy bypasses the digestion process and is immediately introduced into the bloodstream. The faster your body can absorb vitamin C, the faster you can start using it. An oral supplement will do in a pinch, but for fast and efficient absorption, vitamin C IV therapy is the way to go.
Vitamin C IV therapy is able to be given in higher doses than oral vitamin C. Because we don’t need to taste an IV, vitamin C doses can be more concentrated without having to ingest massive amounts of vitamin C. Taking large doses of vitamin C orally typically causes abdominal cramping and diarrhea. The higher dosage also means that every time you receive vitamin C IV therapy, you can be sure that you’re being given enough to replenish your levels.
And in cases where you go over? Vitamin C is water-soluble, so your body will quickly pass on any excess, keeping your levels normal. This makes vitamin C IV therapy a great option if you want to prevent a cold or get over an illness more quickly.
IV Add Ons
One of the best perks of IV therapy is being able to receive doses of multiple vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants at once. Vitamin C may be your main objective, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw in some B12 for energy, Gaba for stress relief, and extra fluid for peak hydration. Supplements require you to either mix and match or buy a mixed formula that may not include everything you need and at reduced doses.. IV therapy is truly customizable based on your personal needs.
Mobile IV Therapy
The Hydration Room offers mobile IV therapy. When you’re not feeling well, going to the local pharmacy or grocery store for medication can be impossible. Vitamin C IV therapy can instead come to you, letting you receive treatment from the comfort of your home. Or if you’d prefer a private experience without other patients, choosing mobile IV therapy for your vitamin C fix is a stress-free way to avoid exposure and still get treatment.
Ready to try vitamin C IV therapy? Schedule an appointment at your nearest Hydration Room.