A Better Way to Boost Your Immune System
Updated: Jul 21
Are you looking for a better way to boost your immune system as a preventative measure against COVID-19 Coronavirus disease and Influenza? With the onset of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease and the most recent wave of Influenza cases striking the United States, you are likely pretty concerned about your health and well-being. While the elderly and immune-compromised are at the greatest risk with Coronavirus, it is in all of our best interests to practice safe and sensible hygiene, and do what we can to support our immune systems. While certainly I am a clinician who offers immune boosting infusions, more importantly my concern is for our local community and the health of our citizens. At this stage it is critical to think and act logically in our efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease and the latest Influenza wave. According to the World Health Organization, the best measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus disease (and Influenza) include:
Wash your hands frequently
Maintaining social distancing for anyone who is coughing or sneezing
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible
Practice respiratory hygiene (cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough)
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early (call ahead of time for instructions)
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Additionally, I highly recommend healthy eating habits which include a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats because doing so will help keep your immune system strong.
As a long-time practitioner and professor at Georgetown University I care deeply about my community and my hope is to raise awareness about the immune boosting abilities of the infusions my practice offers. Particularly relevant to this conversation is The Myer's Cocktail infusion with a Vitamin C add on. This infusion is a combination of high potency vitamins such as B-Complex, C, Calcium, and Magnesium. I wholeheartedly support the incorporation of this infusion as part of an individual’s efforts to stay healthy, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for a better way to boost their immune system. I support this infusion in particular because it has some good science and research backing its use. In a longstanding study available in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that “the administration of vitamin B1, B6 and B12 complex is useful for the protection against and the recovery of immune dysfunction.” Granted, this study examined cancer patients recovering from surgery, nonetheless, the relevance regarding immune system support is the key factor in the study.
What is a Myer’s Cocktail
A Myer's Cocktail infusion contains vitamins and minerals oftentimes missing as part of an individual's diet, or when vitamins are not well absorbed from the gut depending on the gut flora, and other foods, alcohol, and so forth. The vitamins and minerals work the same way they do in your body supporting your cells and their function only they are delivered in a more effective manner by bypassing the gut. Wondering how it works? Well, it is about what you might imagine! We start an intravenous line (IV) usually in the hand or arm and the infusion is given intravenously over 30-45 minutes.
Do IV Infusions Really Work?
Usually people tell us that they feel great and are more energized and have a better sense of well-being after their infusion. This is almost decidedly so because their body has been nourished with vitamins and minerals that it was desperately lacking, thereby providing the body the means to function at its best.
Do the Effects last?
The effects of an infusion, of course, vary by person and mostly depend on the person’s general health. Obviously this varies between individuals and their level of exertion, exercise and general diet status. Some people require another infusion within a week to two weeks, while others will go weeks with no additional infusions.
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