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Flu Season Is Here: Give Your Immune System a Boost with an IV Infusion

Oct 11, 2023
Flu Season Is Here: Give Your Immune System a Boost with an IV Infusion
With fall comes flu season. While good hygiene and flu shots are important, now is the time to give your immune system an extra boost. Learn how IV infusions work and how they could be your secret to staying healthier this year.

The leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping, and with the arrival of fall comes the flu season. While getting a flu shot and practicing good hygiene are essential steps in staying healthy, there's another method you might not have considered: intravenous (IV) vitamin infusions

IV infusions help supercharge your immune system as you head into flu season, giving you more power to fend off seasonal illnesses. 

Our medical team at Better Health Management in New York City specializes in customized vitamin infusions, and we’re here to help you decide if immune-boosting infusions are right for you.

How IV vitamin infusions work

IV infusions deliver essential vitamins, minerals, and fluids directly into your bloodstream through an IV drip. With an IV drip, your body rapidly absorbs 100% of the nutrients. 

When you take traditional oral supplements, your body absorbs the nutrients through your digestive system, which is simply not as effective.

Getting an IV infusion is straightforward and painless. We review your medical history, ask about your treatment goals, and select a blend of nutrients based on your needs. Then we insert a small needle into your vein and administer your customized blend of vitamins and minerals.

The entire process usually takes about 30 minutes in our office. You can relax, read, or even work on your laptop during therapy, and you can go back to your usual activities immediately afterward.

The Myers' Cocktail: a powerful immune booster

One of the most popular IV vitamin infusions we offer for immune support is the Myers' Cocktail. Named after Dr. John Myers, who developed the formula in the 1960s, this infusion contains a combination of vitamins and minerals to enhance immune function and overall well-being.

Vitamin C has potent antioxidant properties, and it’s a crucial component of a robust immune system. It helps stimulate your body to produce white blood cells and antibodies, which are essential for fighting off infections.

The Myers' Cocktail also includes a mix of B vitamins, such as B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin). These vitamins play a critical role in energy production and immune system function.

Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in your body, including immune system regulation. When you get a Myers’ Cocktail infusion, magnesium can relax your muscles, reduce stress, and contribute to overall immune health.

Calcium is an essential mineral for muscle contraction and nerve transmission, which helps maintain a healthy immune response. Zinc is another mineral that supports your immune system by promoting the production of immune cells and antibodies, and it's also involved in wound healing and tissue repair.

So how does the Myers' Cocktail support better immune function? Here are a few key ways:

Boosts antioxidant levels

The high dose of vitamin C in the Myers' Cocktail helps neutralize harmful free radicals in your body, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation that can weaken your immune system and make you prone to infection.

Enhances energy levels

B vitamins play a vital role in energy metabolism. When your body has an adequate supply of these vitamins, it functions better and helps your immune system respond more effectively to threats.

Reduces stress

Magnesium in the Myers' Cocktail helps relax your body and reduce stress, which can improve immune function. Chronic stress can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to infections.

Supports overall health

The combination of essential nutrients in the Myers' Cocktail ensures that your body has the building blocks it needs to maintain overall health and function — and that includes a strong immune system.

As flu season approaches, IV vitamin infusions could be the boost your immune system is missing. Discover the benefits and get a customized infusion plan that fits your goals at Better Health Management in the Financial District of lower Manhattan in New York City.

Call our office at 332-237-4647 or book a consultation online today.