Prevent Winter Colds and Flu With a Vitamin Infusion Therapy and Your Annual Flu Shot

Getting your yearly flu shot and eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet is the best way to protect yourself from seasonal colds and the flu, but sometimes those steps still aren’t enough to keep you from getting sick. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu accounts for over $4 billion in health care costs and approximately $7 billion in sick leave and lost productivity in the United States every year. 

Like many people, you may not be getting all of the vitamins and nutrients you need to boost your immune system and keep you energized through diet alone. Because getting all of the essential vitamins and nutrients you need from diet and supplements can be difficult, Dr. Walid Elkhalili and the team at Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, NJ, offer vitamin infusion therapy to overcome the shortfall and help keep you strong and healthy throughout cold and flu season.

Seasonal cold and flu prevention

Washing your hands and avoiding others who are sick are great ways to prevent getting a cold or the flu, but often those preventive measures aren’t enough. The flu shot and vitamin infusion therapy offer even more protection. 

Flu shot

It’s recommended to get a yearly flu shot starting at 6 months of age. Adults over age 65 and people with weakened immune systems or other health issues that make them more susceptible to complications from the flu are especially encouraged to get the shot at the start of the flu season. But because there are multiple strains of the flu, the vaccine alone may not be enough to offer full protection.  

Vitamin infusions

Vitamin infusion therapy is delivered directly into your bloodstream through an IV, so the effects are almost immediate. When you get your vitamins through food or a supplement, they first have to be broken down and digested to get to your bloodstream. Infusion therapy skips a step to deliver a direct and concentrated dose so that your body can reap the benefits right away.

Get exactly what you need

If you have digestive issues, are on a restricted diet, or aren’t getting enough of a certain nutrient, everything from your metabolism, immune system, and energy levels will suffer as a result. If you have an iron deficiency, for example, you may experience extreme fatigue, malaise, weakness, inflammation, headaches, and problems with your appetite. If your iron levels get too low you are also at risk for developing anemia. 

Vitamin infusion therapy is designed to deliver the specific vitamins and nutrients that you may be lacking through nutrition alone. The process not only improves your immune system but helps you feel rejuvenated.  

For more information about the benefits of vitamin infusion therapy and how it can help you stay healthy during cold and flu season, contact Apex Medical Professionals today by calling the office directly or you can also schedule an appointment online.

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