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Boost Your Immunity This Cold and Flu Seasons with Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy

Boost Your Immunity This Cold and Flu Seasons with Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy

Cold and flu season is almost upon us. Before the time that these common viruses hit in the winter months, you want to make sure your immune system has everything it needs to function properly and efficiently. The best way to do this is by giving your body vitamins, minerals, and other similar substances to give it fuel to fight off illness.

Typically, you get all of these vital nutrients from your diet. You can also get them from oral vitamins to supplement what you eat and drink. Ideally, you’ll gather these nutrients from the foods you consume. But to be sure that your immune system is in tip-top shape, you want to be getting intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy to fill in any gaps. 

At Houston Family MD located in Houston, Texas, our team led by Ranjit S. Grewal, MD, offers IV nutrient therapy. In this blog, we review how it can work for you this cold and flu season.

The importance of IV therapy

During any medical crisis or emergency, inserting an IV is one of the first procedures done on a patient. This is because it’s the fastest route to get both fluids and medication into the body. When you take drugs orally, you have to wait for the digestive process to not only metabolize the pill or capsule but also to transfer the medication into your bloodstream.

Waiting on your digestive system takes a lot of time, and some substances can’t even survive the digestion process. In addition, not everyone can tolerate specific kinds of medications well. Bypassing the stomach, however, allows you to reap the benefits of the nutrients and decrease the chance of adverse side effects. 

An IV gives health providers the ability to directly and immediately change aspects of medical treatments. Pain medication is able to take effect almost instantly without worry about loss of efficacy or dilution because of passage through the stomach. Someone who’s dangerously dehydrated can be saved with fluids delivered by IV when other body systems are already beginning to shut down.

The role IV nutrient therapy plays

Though IVs are often associated with medical emergencies, it’s a standard, low-risk technique for medical professionals to insert an IV line. This makes IV therapy an ideal support treatment for many different health conditions from allergies to cancer support along with dozens of others. Included in this is wellness support, and that’s how IV therapy can boost your immune system.

IV treatments are able to deliver higher therapeutic doses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients than what you can get from foods or oral supplements alone. IV nutrient therapy delivers these resources directly to your cells, bumping up your body’s resources to fight off viruses.

What you can expect from an IV nutrient therapy session

Many people feel energized and invigorated right after their IV infusion. Plus, your immune system is given all the chemical tools it needs to fight off viral invasions before they’re able to grow into full-blown infections. You can expect a single IV nutrient treatment to boost your immune system for a minimum of two to three weeks, with some nutrients staying in your system even longer.

Usually, these sessions take 45 minutes to an hour to deliver all the necessary nutrients. The only side effect you may notice is slight bruising at the IV site, which is usual for any type of IV treatment. 

If you’re ready to do everything you can to protect your body against viruses this cold and flu season, come in and see us for an IV therapy session. To schedule an appointment, you can give us a call at 346-660-2194 or use our online booking tool today.


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