Every year, around 5% to 20% of Americans will get the flu and we’re nearing the peak of flu season. The most cases of the cold and flu occur between December and February, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Washing your hands, covering your mouth and nose with coughing or sneezing, avoiding touching your eyes, mouth and face, and exercising are all things you can do to stay healthy, but they aren’t guaranteed to work. Give your body another layer of defense this cold and flu season with IV vitamin treatments through IV Revival.
Staying healthy is an ongoing process and your body constantly needs the right doses of vitamins, nutrients, hydration and electrolytes to keep going. IV Revival can deliver everything your body needs to fight off an illness faster so you can feel better in a shorter period of time and stay healthier longer.
How IV Treatments Work
IV treatments deliver vitamins, fluids and electrolytes directly into your bloodstream through an IV.
While eating a balanced diet and taking vitamin supplements work and are good for you, your body simply cannot digest all of it before it gets broken down. An IV places hydration and nutrients directly into your bloodstream to boost the rate of absorption. IV treatments stay in your system longer than they would if you were eating or taking daily supplements.
Cold and Flu Prevention Through IV Revival
Certain vitamins and minerals administered through IV Revival are scientifically proven to prevent or shorten the duration of your cold or flu.
The popular one is vitamin C. While studies are mixed on whether or not vitamin C can prevent colds, it has been proven to shorten symptoms caused by the virus by 24-36 hours.
Harvard Medical School reported that taking at least 200 milligrams of vitamin C per day reduced the duration of a cold by 24 hours in adults and children.
The same study found that in physically active individuals, such as marathon runners, skiers or Army troopers, taking 200mg of vitamin C can cut the risk of getting a cold in half.
Vitamin C plays a role in supporting a healthy immune system and is widely known for its impact on the common cold. While it is not proven to prevent the flu, vitamin C can help strengthen your immune system to shorten the duration of the flu as well.
If you’re already sick, don’t worry about leaving your couch. IV Revival offers a mobile at-home service, where Registered Nurses come to your door to administer the treatment of your choosing. Nothing is premixed at IV Revival, ensuring your session is completely personalized for your needs.
One session can take between 30 and 60 minutes.
In 1984, the first study was conducted that showed zinc supplements can help prevent illness. Since then, research has churned out mixed results, partially due to the fact that zinc can come in many forms.
However, research shows that taking zinc through the first few days of a cold can shorten the duration of your symptoms.
A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that zinc can both prevent and shorten a cold. The pooled results of the 10 studies showed patients who took zinc had a shorter duration of cold symptoms by about one day compared to those on a placebo. Additionally, two studies found that taking zinc supplements substantially reduced the number of colds in participants.
The Mayo Clinic also reported that taking zinc lozenges or syrup reduce the length of a cold by one day, especially when taken within 24 hours of the first signs and symptoms of a cold.
Zinc can also shorten the duration of the flu. Zinc is an important mineral that helps your immune system. Zinc helps your body fight the virus and may slow down how fast it multiplies, according to Heathline.
IV Revival calls glutathione the “mother of antioxidants” because it boosts your immune system and repairs tissues.
In a report done by the Emory University School of Medicine, glutathione could protect against the production of the flu virus before the virus multiplied numerous times. This means it can actively prevent you from getting the flu by protecting against the first signs of a virus.
The Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in Genoa, Italy, found that 25% of participants who received glutathione got the flu compared to 79% in the placebo group who did not receive glutathione supplements. Those on the antioxidant also developed less symptoms and recovered faster than those in the placebo group.
Remedies for the cold and flu
The number one remedy for a cold or flu is to stay hydrated. In fact, the top reason people are admitted to the hospital when they have a flu is due to dehydration. With water making up 60-70% of our body weight, it is the most essential building block of staying healthy.
Water acts as a transport material for nutrients and waste and can help flush the virus out of your system. However, if you’ve had a bad flu in the past, you know how hard keeping water in your system can be.
Skip throwing off your digestive tract and risking losing it all to the flu by taking IV Revival’s Replenish IV treatment. The 1 liter pH balanced fluid contains electrolytes that will help get you back on your feet. See our past blog on IV Hydration 101 to see how it can benefit you. Remember, Registered Nurses can come to your home too, so there is no need to worry about travelling.
Pain relief through magnesium
Both the cold and flu can bring a pain in your head and aches all over your body. Magnesium plays a role in alleviating headaches, nerve pain and more, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
The mineral is also known to reduce stress. High stress can lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to illnesses.
Don’t be one of the estimated 6.5 million Americans who will get the flu this year. Protect yourself with long-lasting vitamin treatments that will absorb into your body better than if you took an oral supplement. Give IV Revival a shot.
The IV Revival Menu includes a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, magnesium, glutathione and zinc, all of which are proven to reduce your risk of getting sick or shorten how long your illness lasts.
If you’re already sick and are looking for relief but don’t feel well enough to leave the comfort of your home, IV Revival can bring relief to you. Request an appointment today to start feeling better and to help prevent yourself from getting sick this winter.