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Boost Your Immunity During Florida’s Cold and Flu Season with IV Therapy

It’s cold and flu season in the Tampa, Florida, area, so you should be taking proactive measures to prevent catching a bug or at least limit the severity of its impacts. Frequent hand washing, eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, keeping hydrated, avoiding sharing personal items, and keeping stress at bay can reduce the odds of getting sick or, at the least, help minimize symptoms.

You can also enhance your body’s natural ability to fend off illness and alleviate symptoms with Immunity IV Therapy. Tampa-area residents can fortify their immune systems and improve their overall wellness with IV Therapy at Health + Glow, professionally administered by licensed medical staff at its state-of-the-art IV Lounge.

If you’ve heard about the benefits of IV therapy but don’t understand what the buzz is about or how it works, read on as Health + Glow lead physician Dr. Swapna M. Kallikadan details what you need to know about it.

The Emergence of IV Therapy as an Immune Booster

If you’ve ever been hospitalized, there is a good chance that part of your treatment included intravenous (IV) therapy, the fastest means of delivering medications, blood plasma, and other fluid replacement into patient’s bodies. The first known use of IV therapy was unsuccessfully conducted on Pope Innocent VIII in 1492—he succumbed to his illness, and three young blood donors died.

Over the ensuing centuries, numerous doctors and researchers tried to treat various diseases and illnesses with IV-induced blood, medicines, and other fluids and potions, though with little success. Medical advances in the 1800s—blood typing, saline therapy, and IV apparatus improvements, among others—ushered in the medical field’s adoption of IV therapy in the 20th Century, and it became safe enough for widespread medical use by the 1950s.

A few researchers studied the infusion of vitamins into the body via IV to boost immunity and overall health early in the 20th Century. However, it was not adopted as a proactive healthcare practice until the late-1960s, when some professional athletes started using IV therapy to maintain hydration and boost performance. At around the same time, Dr. John Myers began marketing an IV vitamin and mineral mix—“The Myer’s Cocktail”—to relieve hangovers and promote overall wellness. Professional sports associations banned IV therapies for being “performance enhancing,” and The Myers Cocktail and similar IV therapies only began gaining widespread public acceptance in this Century.

In this decade, the use of IV therapy to boost immunity, enhance overall health, and, yes, relieve hangover symptoms has gone viral. Numerous celebrities and influencers tout its benefits, and providers in urban areas across North America now offer it.

IV Therapy Benefits in Tampa

Our Immunity IV Therapy infuses patients with three key ingredients known to support immune function and bolster overall health. Zinc chloride is a critical element our bodies use to help produce white blood cells and synthesize DNA and proteins. As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps support the immune system, protects bodily systems from the ravages of free radicals, and boosts collagen production. The full complement of B-complex vitamins supports numerous bodily functions and is crucial for maintaining effective immune functioning. Along with our immune-boosting therapy, we’re pleased to offer Tampa-area patients several other health and wellness IV therapies, including:

  • Myer’s Cocktail IV Therapy— a long-standing mainstay of IV therapies for wellness, supports overall health and effectively treats numerous conditions, including migraines, fatigue, depression, anxiety, allergies, dehydration, and more.
  • Inner Beauty IV Therapy—this customized blend of vitamins and minerals is designed to enhance the health of skin, hair, and nails by promoting the production of collagen and keratin and reducing inflammation.
  • PMS Relief IV Therapy—helps alleviate PMS symptoms with a blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can restore hormonal balance and replenish nutrients lost during the menstrual cycle.
  • NAD+ IV Therapy—an infusion of the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which plays a critical role in DNA repair, cell communication, energy production, and other biological processes. NAD+ levels naturally decline as we age, but boosting levels can provide numerous health benefits, including reduced inflammation, enhanced metabolism, increased energy, and cognitive function improvements. The therapy has also been proven to be a beneficial adjunct to support addiction recovery.
  • Get Up and Go IV Therapy—a blend of B-complex vitamins and amino acids designed to boost energy, enhance metabolism, support athletic performance, and improve mental clarity and focus.
  • Quench IV Therapy—a mineral and vitamin blend that rehydrates the body to boost energy and decrease fatigue no matter what the underlying cause.
  • Reboot IV Therapy—powered by Zofran, B-complex vitamins, and a mineral blend, this therapy supersedes the effectiveness of Myer’s Cocktail in providing hangover relief or alleviating symptoms connected to illness or a surgical procedure.
  • Recovery + Performance IV Therapy—With a blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and electrolytes, it’s the perfect treatment for athletes seeking enhanced performance and faster recovery times.

We are pleased to offer our Tampa-area patients the option of treatment using targeted vitamin shots in lieu of any of our IV therapies. Our vitamin shots give patients a concentrated dose of the same nutrients used in our IV therapies.

Schedule Your IV Therapy with Tampa’s Health + Glow

To learn more about the immunity-boosting and overall health benefits of IV Therapy, schedule an appointment with Tampa, Florida’s Health + Glow today. As part of our medical spa and primary care office, our dedicated IV Therapy facility is staffed by medical professionals who are dedicated to delivering optimal care.