Cure the Common Cold with IV Therapy
Living in Boston can be hectic. Many of us are balancing professional lives with family and weekend fun. With all the activity, it’s easy to feel worn down and exhausted, and when that happens, basic self-care falls by the wayside. You soon find yourself in the habit of not getting enough daily exercise, healthy nutrition, and sleep.
And you know what that means.
You’re at risk of catching a cold. You know the feeling. Sore throat, exhaustion, and runny nose. If you feel like you’re coming down with a bug, what do you do?
Five Journeys recommends our Immune Booster IV therapy infusion!
IV therapy is one of the most effective ways of getting vitamins into your body. It’s fast. It’s effective. And you might even feel immediate relief from cold symptoms. Here’s more information on how it works.
Why Do We Get Colds?
There are many household remedies and myths to explain why we get colds and how to cure them. Not all of these explanations are based in science, but it’s a question worth answering. Colds just aren’t fun at all!
The Five Journeys doctors know that people are more susceptible to colds under the following conditions. If we can support our bodies, then cold will be less frequent and less severe.
The body needs a wide range of nutrients in order to support the immune system. Zinc boosts the immune system to prevent illness. Vitamin C helps fight infections in the body. And proteins are helpful in producing immune-response cells. If you’re lacking any of these elements, you might be at a higher risk of catching a cold.
Cells need water to function properly. The scientific term for this is cellular hydration. When cells are dehydrated, their electrical signals become weak, which means they aren’t able to communicate with other cells. Moreover, our cells turn hydrogen (remember that the “H” in H2O stands for hydrogen) into energy. If there’s not enough water in your system, your cells won’t be able to produce the energy they need.
Don’t get bogged down in the science of hydration. Just think about how you feel when you haven’t had water all day. You may have a headache or your digestion is less efficient than usual. You may feel weak or more irritable. These are all indicators that your body isn’t working as it should.
And when your body isn’t at optimal performance, it won’t be able to fight off cold viruses.
A third reason you might catch a common cold is stress. Stress affects the immune system by prioritizing the sympathetic nervous system over the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic system controls fight or flight – the more active body functions. The parasympathetic system controls “rest and digest” – the more autonomous body functions.
Medical professionals say, “When confronted with a potential threat, the sympathetic nervous system directs energy away from non-essential functions (like the digestive system) and towards functions that are essential to survival.” This is also true for the immune system. When you’re constantly stressed, your immune system will be compromised.
How Does IV Therapy Help Cure and Prevent the Common Cold?
While there are many more common cold risk factors in addition to the list above, low nutrition, dehydration, and stress are the conditions IV therapy targets best.
IV therapy delivers vitamins to the body through an intravenous connection. When people come to Five Journeys for IV therapy, they sit in a relaxing space while the IV drips into their bloodstream. In 30 minutes to an hour, they receive more nutrients than they could absorb from a supplement or a pill.
The results are incredible!
IV Therapy Restores Nutrient Deficiencies
The main benefit of IV therapy is that it’s the most effective way of delivering vitamins to your body. Your digestive system isn’t very efficient when it comes to absorbing nutrients. You actually lose a large percentage of vitamins when you go to the bathroom!
If you receive an IV infusion when you have a common cold, important nutrients will enter and stay in your body. Vitamin C will get to your cells quickly. Zinc? It’s on the way. IV therapy defeats the common cold by restoring any nutrient deficiencies you may have.
IV Therapy Hydrates You
If you’ve ever had an IV before, then you’ve seen the classic bag of liquid hanging from a hook. Human veins can’t tolerate dense solids, so any medication or nutrients must be dissolved in a solution. That means water will enter your bloodstream without you having to remember to fill up your water bottle on the past the water cooler.
This is great news for people trying to prevent the common cold or people who are trying to recover. Those dehydrated cells will get the water they need to kick your immune system into high gear.
IV Therapy is Relaxing
At Five Journeys, we make sure you enjoy your IV therapy experience. As the special infusion drips through the IV, you’ll be able to sit in a comfortable chair in a quiet space. We even have an infrared mat you can lay on that’s warm and relaxing! Have questions? Ask one of our friendly staff members.
Most of our members feel extremely relaxed throughout the entire IV therapy process. Who wouldn’t, knowing that their bodies are getting “super charged” with vitamins? A few people ask if IV therapy hurts, and our answer is, “No.” Besides a quick pinprick, the IV process is painless.
Most people leave our clinic feeling much better than when they entered. If your body starts feeling better, your stress levels are sure to follow.
Visit Five Journeys to Prevent and Cure the Common Cold with IV Therapy
Nobody likes spending a week blowing their nose and sucking on lozenges. Kick your cold to the curb with IV therapy!
Five Journeys is conveniently located in Newton, MA, so come out and visit us. You can schedule your IV therapy online or you can connect with one of our doctors who can recommend a specific protocol. Contact our office today to set up an IV infusion for the common cold.