Let’s face it, these days our immune systems are under an extra burden. With the increased stress of today’s busy lifestyle, regular exposure to pathogens, and a less-than-perfect diet, it’s likely your immune system needs all the help it can get.
Aesthetic medicine specialist Tiffany Su, MD, has you covered when supporting your immune system is your goal. As founder of the Skin Shop MediSpa in Houston, Texas, Dr. Su and her team offer intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy to quickly replenish your body’s nutrients using customized vitamin and nutrient formulas.
Dr. Su creates custom nutrient blends based on your individual goals. In addition to supporting our immune system, we can formulate our IV vitamin therapy formulas to boost energy, ease headaches, combat anxiety, and promote weight loss.
Supporting immunity with IV nutrient therapy
Keeping the body topped with nutrients is significantly beneficial to your health. Making healthy lifestyle choices and eating a well-balanced diet are important steps to support your body’s peak performance.
Over time, free radicals cause cellular damage in your body. IV therapy for your immune system not only helps prevent illness, but it also helps prevent long-term damage caused by free radicals by flushing them out of your system. This helps your body stay strong and healthy.
IV vitamin therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants directly to your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system and ensuring complete nutrient absorption. Scheduling immune-boosting therapy every three to four months is an excellent way to keep your immune system supported.
IV vitamin therapy helps the immune system by:
- Delivering high doses of essential nutrients into the bloodstream, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, and others, which supports white blood cell production
- Providing nearly 100% nutritional absorption and immediate bioavailability means your body can use the nutrients to carry out important functions.
- Increasing antioxidant protection
- Providing immediate hydration
- Facilitating detoxification and the removal of potentially inflammatory compounds
- Assisting in the maintenance of a healthy gut, which houses 70% of the immune system
A typical session takes between 20-60 minutes. Most patients relax with a book or magazine while receiving their IV nutrient therapy.
Which vitamins support immune health?
Here are some of the vitamins most commonly found in our vitamin therapy formulas:
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant vitamin that plays a major role in immune health. It helps your body neutralize free radicals and protects against cellular damage. Additionally, vitamin C is needed to maintain your muscles, bones, immune system and circulatory system. It also promotes the production of white blood cells called lymphocytes and phagocytes, which play a key role in fighting infection.
Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory properties and is essential for immune system activation. It improves the function of immune cells such as T-cells and macrophages, which protect your body from pathogens. Low vitamin D is common, and the risk increases if you have dark skin or don’t spend enough time outside.
Vitamin B Complex
B complex vitamins are a group of eight different vitamins that perform a variety of vital functions such as cardiovascular support, helping the body convert food to energy, and supporting immune function. Together, these vitamins help the body carry out hundreds of physiological functions everyday.
Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant. It detoxifies the body, supports the immune system, removes free radicals, and keeps your liver and gut healthy. Glutathione strengthens your immune system in two ways: It increases the number of T-cell lymphocytes and promotes the development and activation of natural killer cells.
IV vitamin therapy is the fastest way to get essential nutrients into your body. If you’re ready to receive all the benefits that high-potency nutrient replenishment has to offer, give our team a call at Skin Shop MediSpa in Houston. One of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to schedule your visit with us.