Cold and Flu Treatment with Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
It seems like some of us just can't get through cold and flu season without getting sick. Catching the occasional cold may be normal, but some people seem to be more susceptible, getting several colds a year. We all know people who always say they're going to get a flu shot, but never end up going through with it - and every year, without fail, they get a bad case of the flu that lays them up in bed for 2 weeks!

Antibiotics aren't the answer!
Many people who catch a cold go to their doctor and demand antibiotics. And even though colds are caused by a virus, some doctors give antibiotics to patients who request them just to make them happy. This has contributed to the now-widespread problem of antibiotic resistance. Of course, colds and flu can linger, and bacterial infections, such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia, can set in. In such cases, antibiotics are appropriate treatment.

Why do I always get a cold or the flu?
If you get a lot more colds or flu than most people, you could have a depressed immune system. As you might expect, certain people, such as organ-transplant recipients or HIV patients, are much less able to fend off infection. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you might not realize that taking many of the new drugs for RA, such as Enbrel or Humira, can severely depress your immune system.

But what if you don't have any of these problems, and you still get sick with colds and flu frequently? You could be "burning the candle at both ends" - stressing yourself out - which can cause lowered immunity. There is a very real reason behind this: stress causes your adrenal glands to produce high levels of cortisol, which has benefits such as reducing inflammation, but also strongly suppresses your immune system!


Can I really treat cold or flu with intravenous vitamin therapy?
Yes! At the IV Nutrient Therapy Center, we regularly treat people who are suffering from cold and flu symptoms with intravenous vitamin therapy. The main treatments we employ are:
  • High-dose Intravenous Vitamin C
  • Myers' Cocktail

  • How does IV vitamin therapy work as a cold or flu treatment?
    Vitamin C has long been known to be helpful in decreasing the duration of cold and flu, as well as reducing the unpleasant symptoms. B-complex vitamins, such as Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and Vitamin B12, which are found in the Myers' Cocktail, have also been used for this purpose. At the pharmacologic blood levels we are able to attain through IV vitamin therapy, high-dose Vitamin C may be virucidal (kill viruses), and the combination of vitamins mentioned above may be responsible for boosting your immunity so your own immune system can fight off the virus more effectively and you feel better faster.

    An actual case history:
    A 40-year-old man presented with a cold. He had fatigue and nasal congestion/irritation. After IV treatment with the Myers' Cocktail, he reported feeling better. The next day, he reported that 90% of his cold symptoms were gone; the following day, he was completely back to normal.

    Stop the sneezing, shivering and wheezing.

    Just call the IV Nutrient Therapy Center in Beverly Hills at 310-550-8000 or click here to schedule a consultation. We are easily accessible for most of greater Los Angeles.