If your immune system is depleted by stress, lack of sleep, or poor dietary choices, IV therapy offers a quick, safe, and highly effective way to boost its function and help you stay healthy. Find out how it works — and what it can do for you.
Your immune system is a complex network of organs, white blood cells, antibodies, and chemicals that work in concert to protect your body against foreign invaders (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) that cause infection and illness.
Under optimal circumstances, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending your body and keeping you healthy. Unfortunately, it can also become weaker under the influence of external factors like stress, lack of sleep, and poor dietary choices.
Fortunately, board-certified nurse practitioner Yvette Gonzalez and our expert team at Sage Wellness and Medspa in Plantation, Florida, have a safe, quick, holistic, and highly effective way to boost a sluggish immune system: IV therapy. Here’s how it works.
What is IV therapy, and how does it work?
IV, or intravenous, therapy is the direct administration of fluids and nutrients through your veins. Using custom solutions that are carefully formulated to address specific nutritional deficiencies and imbalances at the cellular level, IV therapy is a stabilizing, clarifying, and energizing approach to wellness that offers instant results.
Injecting hydrating fluids and restorative vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream allows them to head straight to the body cells and tissues that need them most for immediate use. By completely bypassing your digestive system, IV therapy is faster and more effective than oral supplements, nutrition, and medications.
IV therapy for immune system support
IV therapy is a safe, holistic, and effective solution for a variety of common health concerns, ranging from chronic stress and fatigue to basic nutritional imbalances and sluggish immune system function.
IV therapy boosts immune system function by delivering high doses of immunity-supporting fluids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants directly to the cells, tissues, and organs that work together to keep you healthy. It enhances and fortifies your immune system by:
- Ensuring near-total nutritional absorption and immediate bioavailability
- Providing key nutrients to support white blood cell production
- Delivering powerful antioxidants to help fight cell-damaging free radicals
- Promoting a balanced nutritional environment at the cellular level
- Encouraging optimal gut health (where up to 80% of immune cells are located)
- Delivering effective hydration to facilitate detoxification and ease inflammation
Simply put, IV therapy is a natural way to ensure your immune system receives maximal benefit from the full absorption of key beneficial nutrients, such as:
This essential antioxidant vitamin helps your body remove harmful free radicals that contribute to toxin buildup and impaired immune function. It also maintains a healthy skin barrier, and helps fosters the production of white blood cells to protect against infection.
This key nutrient possesses both anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory properties and is vital for the activation of immune system defenses. Vitamin D also enhances immune cell function to protect against pathogens.
Vitamin B complex
This complex of eight essential B vitamins is involved in an array of key enzyme functions, including releasing energy from macronutrients, breaking down amino acids, supporting red blood cell production, transporting oxygen around the body, and keeping energy levels up.
Glutathione, the so-called “master antioxidant,” removes free radicals, detoxifies your body, and fortifies your immune system in two powerful ways: It plays a central role in increasing the numbers of active T-cell lymphocytes (white blood cells) in your body, and it fosters the production and activity of natural killer (NK) cells.
Your path to optimal immune system function
IV therapy involves a one-hour office visit that starts with an initial consultation and a full review of your medical history and health concerns. We may conduct a blood test to help determine the best IV formulation to meet your specific needs.
The treatment itself lasts about 40 minutes; many people schedule IV therapy over their lunch hour. You can read, watch TV, or simply relax during your session, and there’s no downtime afterward — you can expect to leave feeling reinvigorated, centered, and balanced.
Immune-supporting IV therapy is especially effective when administered regularly. If you’re generally healthy, we may recommend you have a session every 3-4 months to keep your defenses well-fortified.
If you have questions about IV therapy, we have answers. Call or click online to schedule a visit at Sage Wellness and Medspa in Plantation, Florida, today.