Having a strong immune system is critical for maintaining good health and well-being. And with COVID-19 still at large and flu season looming, a strong immune system is a must.
Of course, making healthy lifestyle choices, eating right, and getting plenty of exercise can help you get there. But those aren’t your only options. Another way to boost your immune system is with the Myers’ cocktail, and our team offers this mix of important nutrients at Smart Clinic Urgent Care.
What is the Myers’ cocktail?
The Myers’ cocktail is a type of IV therapy named after the doctor who developed IV nutrition therapy. It helps your body better absorb essential vitamins and minerals because the IV delivers them straight to your bloodstream.
Normally, your body absorbs nutrients through your digestive tract. And while this is the natural method, many things like medications or chronic disease can affect how many vitamins and minerals your body actually absorbs.
IV therapy delivers higher, more concentrated amounts of nutrients compared to normal ingestion. This gives your cells quicker access to nutrients.
The ingredients in a Myers’ cocktail
The Myers’ cocktail is a blend of essential nutrients that your body needs to fight off infections and stay healthy overall. While these ingredients vary depending on your specific needs, the Myers’ cocktail usually includes the following:
B vitamins help your body in a variety of ways. They play an important role in boosting your brain function and energy levels, and promote healthy cell metabolism. B vitamins can also promote:
- Red blood cell growth
- Overall cell health
- Healthy digestion
- Cardiovascular health
- Nerve function
There are eight B vitamins and they all provide unique benefits. Vitamin B-6, in particular, supports proper immune system function. We can determine which B vitamins you need to give your immune system a massive boost.
Dietary surveys consistently show that many Americans don’t consume enough magnesium. One of the key benefits of magnesium is to help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes. It’s also a key player in supporting your immune system.
Magnesium can help regulate your blood pressure and prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This, in turn, helps keep your immune system strong because each of these problems can weaken it.
You know that calcium promotes strong bones, but it also plays a vital part in your immune system function. Research shows that calcium signals certain immune cells when microbes invade.
It activates immune cells that target and destroy invaders, while also signaling regulatory cells that ramp down your immune system, preventing it from attacking your own tissues.
You’ve probably heard that vitamin C can help prevent colds. In truth, vitamin C can’t prevent common colds. However, what it can do is lower your risk of getting sick and strengthen your immune system.
Part of vitamin C’s job is to protect your body from free radicals. If free radicals have free reign, they can damage your cells and increase the risk of illness. Without adequate vitamin C intake, your body loses some of its ability to fight infection.
You need to consume vitamin C daily to reap the benefits. If you wait until you start feeling sick, it’s not going to help very much.
Boost your immune system with the Myers’ cocktail
The Myers’ cocktail provides a range of benefits beyond immune system health. To learn more about how the Myers’ cocktail or other types of IV therapy can benefit your health and immune system, call Smart Clinic Urgent Care in West Covina and Santa Clarita, California, or book a consultation online today.