The cold and flu season is upon us. So far, this looks to be an average flu season, however there are indications that as we get deeper into winter, this could be a severe season. If you do not feel comfortable taking the flu vaccine, either because of personal choice, allergies, or other reasons, there could be a powerful alternative you may not be aware of. It is called Vitamin Infusion Therapy.
You probably have heard of the benefit of vitamin C, and other vitamins or nutrients to fight off colds. There is a wealth of evidence for the use of high doses of vitamin C for the prevention or treatment of colds, flu and other viral or bacterial infections.
More than 30 years ago Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr. Linus Pauling was one of first researchers to study the health benefits of high-dose vitamin C. Since then, modern day researchers have followed-up on his work and published numerous studies in support of high-dose vitamin C.
However, it is almost impossible to take the amounts of vitamin C necessary to achieve the kinds of results Pauling and others have documented by taking oral supplements. First of all, that much taken in pill or capsule form, will cause gastric distress in most people. Secondly, there is only so much vitamin C taken orally that can be absorbed by your body, the rest is flushed away as waste. That is where Vitamin Infusion Therapy comes in.
Vitamin Infusion Therapy
In Vitamin Infusion Therapy, we deliver a “vitamin cocktail,” directly into your blood stream using an IV.
Vitamin infusion not only guarantees that the complete dose of vitamins are absorbed, but they also are delivered directly into your cells where they are needed most.
And, since infusion cocktails bypass your digestive system entirely there is no degradation of their benefits, nor chance of stomach distress.
One of the most commonly used Vitamin Infusion Cocktails is the “Myers Cocktail.” Not surprisingly it contains vitamin C. It also combines vitamin C with a custom blend of calcium, magnesium, and various B vitamins. The ingredients in the Myers Cocktail have been shown to speed recovery from infections, such as cold and flu, but may also help to prevent the onset of such viral infections.
There have been several studies to indicate that the vitamin C and B vitamins in the Myers Infusion Cocktail can significantly boost your resistance to infections, as well as shorten the duration of an infection. For example, military personal and other people who are forced to work and reside in close quarters have shown an 80-100% reduction in cases of pneumonia in troops and personal who supplemented with mega-doses of vitamin C as opposed to those who did not.
As if preventing colds and flu, was not enough, there have been studies which have indicated that high-dose vitamin C could even lessen the risk of heart disease, and some forms of cancer!
Other Uses for Vitamin Infusion Therapy
Vitamin infusion cocktails have been shown to boost your immune system, as well as prevent, lessen the severity of, or speed your recovery from, colds and flu. However, that is far from their only health benefit.
Vitamin Infusion Cocktails have been used for decades to improve general health, boost energy and renew vitality, and even treat some specific medical conditions.
Vitamin Infusion is commonly used by marathon runners and other high-performance athletes before and after competition to increase endurance and speed recovery. Patients suffering from conditions such as asthma, respiratory infections, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia have all benefited from Vitamin Infusion Therapy.
In my practice we offer patients a “Vitamin Bar” where custom infusion cocktails can be created by our “medical mixologists,” to address your specific needs.
- Do you take a daily vitamin for health and wellness?
- Have you heard of, or tried Vitamin Infusion Cocktails?