How IV Therapy Can Benefit Your Immune System

by Dr. David Minkoff December 13, 2016 3 min read

How IV Therapy Can Benefit Your Immune System

Intravenous (IV) injections and IV therapy have become popular as a way to boost the immune system. In our ecologically compromised world, we are exposed to a prevalence of over-processed foods, high stress, and harmful chemicals in the air and environment that surround us. Ensuring your body is receiving sufficient nutrients is key to strengthening your immune function and maintaining good health against external factors.

Learn just a few ways that IV therapy can help boost your immune system and benefit your overall health:

 

Better Nutrient Absorption

Especially for those with digestive issues and sensitivities, it can be hard to get the nutrients you need. You may not be able to consume the natural foods that contain key nutrients, like milk and yogurt, for example, or your body’s digestive tract may be ineffective in actually absorbing the nutrients you consume. With IV nutrient therapy, you are delivering those important vitamins and minerals straight to your body’s cells, bypassing the sometimes problematic and inefficient digestive system.

Fight Symptoms of Chronic and Acute Infections

IV therapy allows you to deliver important, infection-fighting nutrients directly to your cells, which can be a powerful strategy in fighting the symptoms of chronic and acute infections. If you are suffering from chronic infections like candida, Lyme disease or hepatitis, or perhaps acute infections like the flu, Epstein-Barr or mono, IV nutrient therapy can be a way to build up your body’s natural defenses to make you feel better and promote recovery.

Provide Extra Defense Against Cold and Flu

Our bodies are constantly exposed to harmful chemicals and pollutants. As we mentioned, these toxins are in the air we breathe, in the food we consume, and in many products we use on a daily basis, including household cleaning products, cosmetic products—even our carpets and furniture. During the cold and flu season, in particular, your body is exposed to an extra influx of airborne infections and viruses. Undergoing IV therapy during the cold and flu season is an easy and effective way of boosting your dosage of nutrients during this period and providing your immune system with the strength it needs to combat this higher level of exposure.

As with any wellness effort, it’s always important to establish a good nutritional baseline. A superfood powder supplement can help support and maintain a strong nutritional baseline.

BodyHealth’s Perfect Greens™ Organic Superfood Blend is a master formula packed with nutrients to help promote healthy immunity. Containing plant, fruit and vegetable extracts, as well as probiotics and key enzymes, BodyHealth’s Perfect Greens helps promote healthier digestion and detoxification. Perfect Greens provides:

  • A nutrient-dense, anti-oxidant rich blend of organic greens (chlorella, spirulina, barley grass, wheat grass, and Morinaga leaf)
  • A hearty blend of organic vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, parsley, carrots, sweet potato)
  • A range of healthy glucose support botanicals including apple, cinnamon, and bitter melon
  • Digestive fiber ingredients including acacia fiber and soluble vegetable fiber
  • Probiotics and enzymes including amalyase, protease, lipase, cellulose and Bacillus coagulans
  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant ingredients including organic green tea, blueberries and turmeric extract
  • Liver and detoxification-supportive extracts like milk thistle and organic artichokes

All of these health supportive ingredients are power packed into each scoop of delicious apple-flavor powder.

To learn more about how Perfect Greens could help boost your immune system this cold-and-flu season and year-round, click here.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, the BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 42-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. Today, Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report.


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