Following the coronavirus pandemic, we at IV Revival would like to remind you to be proactive so you can stay healthy.
As of mid-March, the world saw over 9,00 fatalities and over 190,000 known global cases of the coronavirus (over 10,000 in the United States). The pandemic had countries such as Italy on lockdown, suspended European travel in the United States, and canceled many large sporting events and conventions. But what is the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19?
Firstly, the coronavirus is not new. The virus itself is very common, however, this is a newly evolved strain of the virus that spread quickly in a very short amount of time. There was no research on it and no vaccine available, which is why the impact was so immediate.
Simply put, COVID-19 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome; meaning it is an illness that impacts your respiratory system and it has the potential to be severe. Not all causes are severe and most with the disease recover from it fully. It comes with fever-like symptoms, including shortness of breath, and symptoms tend to appear between 2-14 days of exposure.
Events like this remind us all the importance of protecting ourselves by boosting our immune systems and giving our bodies the vitamins it needs to stay healthy.
To protect yourself, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommends you do the following:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Stay home if you’re not feeling well
Stay Healthy with IV Therapy
If you want to give yourself an extra layer of protection, consider IV vitamin therapy through IV Revival. Their mobile therapy brings nurses to you, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your home. Treatment usually takes under an hour and is low-pain.
We offer vitamins and minerals that are scientifically proven to boost your immune system and help your body recover from illnesses. For a full breakdown of our menu, check out our past blog.
Vitamin C is a vitamin powerhouse when it comes to your body’s overall health. It acts as an antioxidant that protects your cells against the effects of free radicals. It also helps your cells store and process essential minerals like iron.
The best part about vitamin C is that it boosts your immune system. It does this by encouraging the production of white blood cells while protecting them from damage. Think of your white blood cells as a knight and vitamin C as the shield. They work together to fight off illnesses while strengthening your body’s natural defenses.
Vitamin C helps shorten colds, flus and other respiratory illnesses. Harvard Medical School found that taking 200mg of vitamin C during the course of a cold shortened the duration of the virus by one day in both adults and children.
Zinc facilitates healing by maintaining cell growth and skin hydration; it strengthens your first line of defense and allows your body to heal faster.
It boosts your immune system and metabolism, according to the Mayo Clinic. It is commonly used in hospitals to treat burns, ulcers and other skin injuries. It is also proven to shorten the duration of a cold and flu, help with skin disorders, hair loss, inflammatory diseases, and more. Beyond that, zinc can shorten symptoms of a cold and flu by an average of 24 hours.
Glutathione is the “mother of antioxidants.” It is found in every cell of your body and works to boost your immune system when there is an imbalance in your body of antioxidants and free radicals.
It can help prevent illness, treats psoriasis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, promotes weight loss, and more. For example, the Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in Genoa, Italy, found that only 25% of participants in a study who received glutathione got the flu, compared to 79% who contracted the flu in the placebo group.
Additionally, it helps regenerate vitamins C and E, assists in the making of DNA, and helps certain enzymes function.
If you’re feeling feverish or if your head hurts, an anti-inflammatory may benefit you. IV Revival also offers anti-inflammatories and curcumin. Curcumin is the key active ingredient in turmeric. It reduces inflammation and increases the level of natural antioxidants, which can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, reduce cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure, according to Examine.
Curcumin is not absorbed well through digestion, therefore it is recommended to take it through IV to feel its full effects.
Nothing is more important than protecting your health and the health of those around you. Take proactive steps to stay healthy by washing your hands frequently, staying hydrated, and getting the nutrients your body needs to keep you safe. The best part is our nurses come to your home. You don’t have to go to a clinic to receive treatment!
If you have any questions or are interested in trying IV Vitamin Therapy to optimize your health, contact IV Revival today to request an appointment.