How IV Infusion Therapy Works to Fight Off Illness

It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter, cloudier, and cooler, and you’re doing absolutely everything you can to avoid an illness — from washing your hands constantly to taking gummies and pills chock full of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stave off sickness.

But what if we told you there’s an easier and more effective way to protect yourself from illness this winter? At SmartClinic Urgent Care, we offer a number of treatments for sickness and sore throat, but one of our most effective preventive measures is intravenous (IV) infusion therapy.

The ins and outs of IV infusion therapy 

IV infusion therapy provides a quick and easy delivery of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, antioxidants, and other necessary materials that your body may be missing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10% of the US population is deficient in certain important nutrients, such as vitamin B, iron, and vitamin D. IV infusion therapy delivers what you need directly through your bloodstream. 

While it may seem that only people who have certain deficiencies or diseases would benefit from this treatment, one of the best uses for IV infusion therapy is for helping anyone on the brink of illness stave it off — whether it’s a cold, the flu, or another problem. 

How IV infusion therapy helps fight illness

Your IV nutrient solution can be customized to fit your needs. Just as our providers can fill your IV drip with nutrients that your body is missing, so can we use the treatment to flood your body with additional nutrients in order to help you fight off a cold — faster than most over-the-counter options available for the same purpose.

When you take a vitamin in the form of a gummy or a pill that you swallow, your stomach must break down the contents before your system can use them, which ultimately limits the amount of the nutrients your body can use. With IV infusion therapy, however, your body absorbs the nutrients more quickly and in full, so you receive better effects. 

Even if you’re not deficient in nutrients that your body needs to be healthy, this treatment places higher levels of vitamins and minerals in your bloodstream, which often leads to a greater uptake of these materials into your cells. This makes the process of fighting the illness much easier.

IV infusion therapy is a safe, effective way to fight off illness. It can also treat jet lag and hangovers, minimize inflammation, and help with a range of issues from fibromyalgia to anxiety and depression. 

To learn more, call 626-822-3997 for our West Covina, California, office or 661-231-7859 for our Canyon Country, California, office. You can also make an appointment online at your earliest convenience.

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