The holidays are rapidly approaching, and cold and flu season is hot on their heels. As the weather turns cold and damp and friends and family gather in cramped, poorly ventilated spaces, you have the perfect conditions for the spread of infection.
You don’t have to resign yourself to suffering through that nasty seasonal flu, lingering winter cold, or icky stomach virus. Taking steps to build your immune system through vitamins and supplementation can help reduce the severity and duration of illness and may even prevent you from getting sick at all! But which supplements are right for you?
In lots of ways, Vitamin D is a super-nutrient. It’s been shown to strengthen the immune system, which helps prevent bacteria and viruses from taking root and proliferating inside the body. That’s why Vitamin D, and D3 in particular, has been demonstrated to help prevent even the most aggressive and transmissible infections, such as the seasonal flu. Unfortunately, Vitamin D deficiency is very common, particularly during the winter months when people’s exposure to sunlight declines.
Like Vitamin D, Vitamin C, the “sunshine vitamin,” is an immune-building superstar. It, too, helps the immune system build a protective barrier against infectious microbes. Not only that, but Vitamin C can also reduce the damage caused by the infection, including neutralizing the destructive free radicals produced when viruses and bacteria are introduced into the body. That means that not only can Vitamin C help keep you from getting sick, but it can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms.
Zinc is a trace nutrient that is increasingly being shown to reduce the severity of respiratory tract infections. There’s even evidence that zinc supplementation can prevent some respiratory infections, including the ubiquitous winter cold!
Probiotics, particularly those containing Saccharomyces boulardii, have long been the unsung hero of immune function. But there is mounting evidence that probiotics can prevent colds, influenza, and other infections by strengthening the gut’s microbiome, ensuring an abundance of those essential disease-fighting flora that reside in the gastrointestinal tract.
Supplementation at Prime Wellness
Given the proven benefits of key vitamins and nutrients to immune health, Prime Wellness is proud to offer nutritional consultations and a range of immune-boosting supplementation options. This includes vitamin shots and IV injections to build clients’ Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Zinc levels. We also offer oral probiotic supplements. Contact us today to explore how Prime Wellness can help you prepare for the cold and flu season ahead!
Vitamin injections are administered anywhere from weekly to monthly to help with anything from immunity, energy, recovery, to adrenal stress reduction. We offer injections with B vitamins, vitamin C, glutathione, and more.
Injections are done at our office as well as several satellite clinics all through San Diego. No appointment is required, all places are walk-in basis for patients as well as the public.
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Prime Wellness will work with you to uncover the root causes of your health concerns and customize a treatment program to get you back to feeling your best – inside and out. Our team of naturopathic doctors and experts use advanced functional lab testing to uncover exactly what is causing your health concerns. This proven method takes the guesswork out of the equation so you get the right treatment program for you specifically, ensuring fast and effective results.