Flu season is upon us. According to the Center of Disease Control , the 2017-2018 flu vaccine includes 3 of the most concerning virus strains for the season. Healthcare workers and at risk patients line up yearly for their flu vaccinations. Many hospitals go as far as requiring the flu shot for all employees.

What if there was another approach that worked to strengthen the immune system from a different angle? High dose intravenous nutrient therapy is designed to provide the immune system with the necessary tools to combat the cold and flu. This is good news for those who want an alternative to the flu shot. When the body is weakened by a virus the the immune system requires more nutrients. (1)  A well nourished person has a better shot at combating the common cold than one who is malnourished.

Intravenous therapy such a Myer’s Cocktail is the way to go. This IV gives high dose micronutrients including:

B-Vitamins : Thiamine (B1) , Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5)  and Pyridoxine (B6), B12, Folinic Acid

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Minerals: Magnesium , Calcium

Hydration: Normal Saline

Ascorbic acid is commonly associated with its’ ability to stabilize MAST CELLS. Mast cells are responsible for histamine release. This chemical signal increases mucus production in the sinuses and upper respiratory tract. Stabilization of MAST cells allows for symptom reduction including runny nose and watery eyes. Ascorbic acid also functions as a powerful antioxidant.

B-Vitamins increase energy throughout the mitochondria. Several B-Vitamins also play a role in increased immunity.  Pyridoxine, or Vitamin B6, has shown to increase the number of T-lymphocytes and T-helper cells (2).  Lymphocytes from the T-Cell lineage are play an active role in viral immunity. B12 is necessary for DNA Synthesis. DNA synthesis allows for the production of new healthy cells.

Myer’s IV nutrient therapy has long been used to improve symptoms associated with Upper Respiratory Infections, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis , Fatigue and Chronic Urticaria.  Our patients at The Hormone Zone admire its’ safe, quick and effective results. Book your Myer’s IV appointment today at (480)338-8070.

 

 

Gary D. Butcher, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL.,
Richard D. Miles, Ph.D., professor, Animal Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, 32611.

Cheng, C., Chang, S., Lee, B., Lin, K., & Huang, Y. (2006, May 03). Vitamin B6 supplementation increases immune responses in critically ill patients. Retrieved October 31, 2017, from https://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v60/n10/abs/1602439a.html