The common cold is not a single type of virus, but a set of very distinct symptoms that can be brought on by one of about 200 different viruses. Those symptoms usually include a runny nose, congestion, coughing, sore throat, and sneezing. While there is no cure for the cold or flu, IV Vitamin therapy can clear the symptoms and help your body fight it off faster. Certain vitamins can boost your immune system and help greatly reduce the chance of getting the cold or flu in the future. One popular treatment for the flu and cold is high dose vitamin C and B complex vitamins, which is offered at IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles, a full-service boutique and upscale medical office.
The most common type of cold virus is the rhinovirus, which is responsible for up to 40% of colds. The coronavirus comes in second causing about 20% of colds, and about 10% come from the respiratory syncytial virus. The rest of colds come from any of the remaining 200 some viruses previously mentioned. The flu, which is short for influenza, can carry many of the same symptoms as a cold, like coughing, congestion, sneezing, etc., but many people describe the flu as more uncomfortable than the cold because the flu usually comes with a high fever, body aches, and fatigue.
While there is not much that can be done to cure a cold or flu once symptoms are present, beginning a regimen of vitamins for cold and flu while symptoms are still present may help the body shorten the duration of the virus and reduce the severity and strength of certain symptoms. Those vitamins include: High Dose Vitamin C Was Once known as the cure for scurvy, vitamin C is now recognized as a powerful immune booster that can help the body fight off a variety of viruses and bacteria. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, which means it fights free radicals – harmful molecules that can cause damage to blood cells if allowed to accumulate.
When a person receives high dose vitamin C, they receive amounts of vitamin C that would be uncomfortable to impossible for a person to orally consume from food or vitamin supplements alone. If you have never had an IV vitamin therapy session, you will likely be pleased with how comfortable the process is. After a slight pinprick of a needle into the injection site, the IV drip is turned on and the prescribed nutrients are allowed to enter the bloodstream directly, which allows them to remain more potent and travel throughout the body without needing to introduce them through the digestive system. This is a benefit because nutrients that travel through the digestive system are generally less effective than IV vitamin injections because the digestive enzymes and processes of the stomach and the liver dilute the effectiveness and potency of the nutrients delivered. Patients are awake for the entire session and frequently elect to use the time, average sessions last anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes, to catch up on work via laptop or cell phone, or to relax with something to read. IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles At IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles, we provide our patients with some of the finest grade nutrients that our industry has to offer.
We are an experienced and professional upscale boutique medical provider offering IV vitamin therapy sessions in our modern medical office. Plus, after an initial medical consultation with a physician, you can request our convenient concierge house call service to receive vitamin injections in the comfort and privacy of your home or office.