Cold weather might bring ice skating, snowball fights, and hot chocolate, but it also brings cold and flu season. Several factors combine to make these common illnesses thrive in winter, and it might seem like getting sick is inevitable when everyone around you has the sniffles.
With intravenous nutrient infusions, however, you can fortify your immune system and reduce your chances of catching a cold or the flu.
Intravenous infusions, or IV drips, have been used for decades in hospital settings to give patients quick doses of essential nutrients. These days, IV infusions are available at doctor’s offices and clinics to increase hydration, boost immunity, and more.
Jonathan Singer, DO, and our team at Health First are proud to offer IV nutrient infusions to help you live your best life no matter the season. Whether you feel like you might be coming down with a cold, or you simply want to fortify your immune system this cold and flu season, it’s time to learn more about the benefits of infusions.
Why the cold and flu are more common in winter
The common cold and influenza both come from viruses that spread through the air. While it’s possible to get sick from either virus at any time of the year, it’s more common in the winter.
When the weather is cold, the air is drier, and people spend more time indoors. Viruses travel easily through dry air, and they can get recirculated through heating systems in homes, schools, and workplaces.
Everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot every year, and you can take other steps to help prevent germs from spreading. Washing your hands regularly, staying home when you’re sick, and coughing and sneezing into a tissue instead of your hands can all help.
But there’s no surefire way to stay healthy; sometimes, these strategies aren’t enough. If you want to give your immune system a better chance at fighting viruses this cold and flu season, consider an IV nutrient infusion.
How IV infusions boost your immune system
At Health First, our team has been offering IV nutrient infusions for over a decade. The customizable blends of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can fill deficiencies to help your body operate at its best — even during cold and flu season.
Your immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against viruses. When you come in contact with a virus, your immune system sends antibodies to eliminate it. If your immune system is weakened, the antibodies aren’t as effective and you’re more likely to get sick.
IV infusions contain nutrients like vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, and zinc, which all help your immune system operate at its best.
Nutrient infusions offer increased benefits when compared with traditional oral supplements. Pills have a delayed release, and your body can’t always absorb the nutrients effectively. With an IV infusion, the nutrients go directly to your bloodstream, so the benefits are immediate.
You’ll find the highest-quality infusion ingredients at our clinics. Whether you want to boost your immunity, or you’re interested in the many other benefits of IV infusions, Dr. Singer and our team can recommend the best mixture of nutrients to meet your needs.
Don’t wait, and then end up sick this winter. Take charge and boost your immune system with an IV infusion. Request an appointment online or call one of our convenient locations in Greenwood Village, Colorado, or Cheyenne, Wyoming, to get started today. You can also send a message to Dr. Singer and the team here on our website.