Written by: Antasia Adamjee
We are all relatively familiar with the flu – the coughing, sneezing, body aches, fever and restless nights. With the Coronavirus taking the world at such an alarming pace, staying on top of your wellness and maintaining a strong immune system has never been more important.
Viruses transmit mainly from person to person or between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Another common form of transmission are respiratory droplets – they are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In addition to direct contact, a study shows that viruses similar to the Coronavirus have lived on surfaces anywhere from two hours to nine days. Common symptoms with the Coronavirus include but are not limited to: Fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.
Currently, there is no vaccine on the market to protect the public to prevent infection, but there are ways to reduce the risk of infection. WHO and CDC recommend the standard precautions for avoiding the respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, not just alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands aren’t clean
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that you touch
- Travel with precaution
One should regularly sanitize and protect themselves from viruses and bacteria, whether it is for the common cold, flu, coronavirus, or any other illnesses. How can ThrIVe Drip Spa help maintain a strong immune system, or strengthen a compromised one? Read further on what the benefits of staying hydrated are, and how receiving components such as Zinc, Vitamin C and Glutathione can do to boost the immune system.
How does staying hydrated promote a healthy immune system?
Being dehydrated depletes your organs, lowers your energy levels, causes chronic fatigue and leads to issues such headaches, dizziness, lethargy and constipation. The list goes on and on, but those are just the more common symptoms. To dive in a little deeper, dehydration directly impacts the immune system and “reduces the overall volume of blood and lymphatic fluids that are integral to the immune system response.” What does that mean? Water makes up a large percentage of our blood and the lymphatic system is designed to remove waste from the body. Essentially, all of this leads to inflammation and water retention in your tissues. Without being hydrated, not only does your body work less efficiently and effectively, but it can’t deal with blood flow, causes premature cell death, high blood pressure, weakened immune system, diminishes memory and many more detrimental effects on the body.
With IV hydration at ThrIVe Drip Spa, we are able to help you avoid the risks of being dehydrated in as little as 30 minutes. Our IVs are based on a liter of fluid, which equates to two gallons in the system. This hydration bypasses the GI tract and focuses on going to where your body needs it the most – your vital organs.
Beyond hydration, you are able to boost your results by adding in components, which will further benefit the immune system, starting with Vitamin C. Our Myers Cocktail and High C Drip are two favorable drips when it comes to boosting the immune system. Vitamin C is also offered as an add-on and you are able to add in about 10,000mg, or 10g, of Vitamin C into your bag.
What is Vitamin C good for when concerning the immune system?
- Stimulates both production and function of white blood cells
- Helps body produce antibodies
- Essential for healthy immune system response
- Decreases cold symptoms and length of sickness
- Delays disease and cancers
- Promotes healthy aging
Another popular add-on is Zinc. Zinc is a trace mineral and helps stimulate the activity of at least 100 enzymes. It is an important aspect of nutrition and deficiency can occur if there is not high enough consumption in your diet. We offer a max dosage of Zinc at 1mL.
What is Zinc good for when concerning the immune system?
- Controlling and regulating immune responses
- Attacking infected or cancerous cells
- Reducing duration and severity of cold symptoms
- Reduce risk of inflammatory diseases
- Prevents cellular damage
- Prevents and treats pneumonia
Lastly, our next most beneficial component is a strong antioxidant, Glutathione. Glutathione works by acting as a cellular defense that allows the body to fight and prevent infections and disease. Our white blood cells are cells that help fight off disease and to do this, they need an abundant supply of Glutathione to be able to effectively protect us from viruses. Our max dosage of Glutathione is 10mL.
What is Glutathione good for when concerning the immune system?
- Boosts white cell production to fight infections
- Protects us from viruses
- Treats diseases related to the brain
- Help those with suppressed immunity
Again, staying on top of your wellness and maintaining a strong immune system has never been more important and we hope you have a better understanding after reading this article. For any other questions or concerns you may have, please feel free to contact us at either of our following locations:
1014 Wirt Rd Suite 210
Houston Tx 77055}
3277 Southwest Freeway
Houston Tx 77027
9595 Six Pines Dr Suite 1460
Woodlands Tx 77380