IV Therapies and Your Immune System

by Corrine Wang, ND

Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapies are a great way to boost the immune system and help your body fight off infections at all stages of an illness, whether acute or chronic.

IV nutritional therapies are also wonderful as a preventive measure.

IV therapies are offered at Pacific Naturopathic — see contact info below.

Pacific Naturopathic is happy to offer IV therapies at our Bay Area location — see contact info below.

When we’re battling an illness, our immune system needs extra nutrients to defend and heal the body.

For instance, the demand for nutrients when we’re ill can rise so high that in an acute illness the amount of vitamin C that the body will accept orally without diarrhea may be over ten times as much as it would tolerate if we were well.

Some people can therefore take 10 grams or more of oral C while acutely ill without having loose stools – compare: when we’re well, even a couple of grams of vitamin C may cause diarrhea.

During illness, our metabolism speeds up, and we require additional nutrients. IV treatments are a great way to deliver these extra nutrients rapidly to our cells and tissues, at higher therapeutic doses than we could get by oral supplementation.

Corrine Wang, ND offers IV nutritional therapy for athletesIV nutritional therapy can boost immunity and decrease the duration of an illness. As a fringe benefit, it very often increases the recipient’s energy and helps them feel better much quicker.

At higher doses, IV vitamin C treatment can also directly target viruses, and can help in cases of mononucleosis, herpes, shingles, chicken pox, and other ailments.

Additionally, adding glutathione can strengthen your immune system even more. Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant. It may also inhibit the activity of viral enzymes that help the flu virus colonize the cells lining the mouth and throat.

When you’re starting to come down with a cold or flu, or just feeling your energy levels drop, this is the perfect time to come in for an IV treatment.

Receiving IV treatments at the beginning of an acute illness will boost your immune system – it can usually knock out a cold or flu right away.

Even if you’re already in the midst of a full-blown illness, IV treatments can still help your body fight off the illness quicker and help you feel better faster.

Whatever stage of an illness you may be at in, nutritional IV treatment with a glutathione push is a great way to increase your energy levels, enhance your immune system, and speed the healing process.

For more information or to make an appointment for your IV treatment, please contact us at (650) 917-1121.

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