Doctor's Notes

What do I recommend for staying healthy this autumn? Your best bet is several-fold: get plenty of sleep, wash your hands regularly and get a high dose of IV vitamin C.

I offer intravenous (IV) vitamin C treatments to patients who are hoping to prevent catching the circulating cold bug, to avoid getting sick AGAIN or to treat the bug that they already caught. These treatments are about 1-hour long and you receive a high dose of vitamin C with many other vitamins and minerals that help bolster your immune system.

What is it that makes the IV effective? Firstly, vitamin C is antiviral. A Chinese study in 2012 showed that high dose (pharmacological dose) vitamin C is active against the influenza virus inside of human cells.  A US study in 2014 showed that IV vitamin C was not only helpful at eliminating the virus that causes mono but also replaced the deficiency of vitamin C caused by the virus.

The minerals in the IV are also helpful to improving your immune’s response to viruses. Specifically, zinc is essential to have a healthy immune system. This mineral and others such as selenium give you a fighting chance against a cold or flu.

Clinically, I have found that these treatments to be very effective for many of our sick patients. Have a cold? Book now to feel better now!

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