Our immune system does a remarkable job of defending our bodies against disease-causing microorganisms. Our white blood cells are responsible for cleaning out minor scratches and keeping them from getting infected. Some of these cells make antibodies to intruders that our body has seen before. This humoral response makes it so we don’t get sick frequently or if we do it is only a mild infection. However, our immune system sometimes does fail and an invading germ or virus can make the body sick.
There are many reasons for our immune system to under perform. Underlying health conditions can make it harder for our immune system to fight infection. Treating any known illness can be the first step to improving your immune system. If you do not have any illness but find yourself frequently sick it may be worthwhile to support your body with the nutrients known to improve your immune system. These nutrients include zinc, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, and glutathione.
The Immune System and Age
At the beginning of any disease outbreak, health officials need to start testing as soon as possible. It is important to identify those people that are infected so they can be treated, studied, and quarantined from the general public to help slow or stop the spread. This gives health officials time to prepare a plan before the number of cases escalates to outside of their control. This is especially vital for hospitals and clinics that run the risk of being overwhelmed and unable to provide care for everyone who needs it.
Testing for Active Cases
Generally speaking, as we age our immune response and the body’s ability to heal itself slows down. While some people age healthily, many studies conclude that, compared with younger people, the elderly are more likely to contract infectious diseases and are more likely to have worse outcomes. It is important to take proper steps to make sure your immune system is in peak condition to protect yourself and your loved ones from contracting an infection.
Ways to Strengthen your Immune System
Following good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental stressors and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, half of your plate should be colorful fruit or vegetables.
- Try not to eat too close to bedtime
- Listen to your body; try not to over eat or eat when you are not hungry
- Drink plenty of water:
- half your body weight (lbs) = goal # of oz of water/day
- Get regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight for your body
- Moderate intensity is the best for your immune system
- Do not overdo it! You shouldn’t be exhausted after your workout
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night
- Dreaming is a sign of restorative sleep
- Consider medication, yin-style yoga, tai chi, or other activities that require you to relax and think about things other than your to-do list
- Make time for family or friends
Consider IV support:
- Drip IV’s Immunity Drip options (Vitamin D + Immunity, Super Immunity, or Immunity Drip)
If enough people have had the virus, recover from it, and are then immune it creates “herd immunity” which protects the larger population. Immune people can also perform essential jobs that at-risk communities might not be able to or perform it with less protective equipment. The antibodies that a person makes can also be used to help treat others with the disease with a simple plasma donation.
Benefits of IV Therapy
Many aspects of life are difficult to control. At Drip IV we have formulated drips to support your immune system and get it back on track during a stressful time. The blend of vitamins in our Vitamin D + Immunity, Super Immunity, or Immunity Drip are all specially formulated to help your body fight off infections. All our Immunity Drip formulas contain zinc, vitamin C, and B complex with all 8 essential B vitamins. It also contains saline, magnesium, and selenium. You can add vitamin D to any of our drips. These all work together to aid your body’s natural ability to heal itself and keep your health in balance. Drip IV’s immunity drip formulas are fast-absorbing because it is carried directly to the bloodstream and does not have to pass through the digestive system.
This pandemic is a stressful time and it is safer to stay at home than to visit a hospital or clinic. Luckily, Drip IV is fully mobile and a qualified nurse can come to your own home to administer the drip. The convenience of our remote nurses makes our service accessible and comfortable.