“I love getting sick,” said no one ever...
When you’re busy with work, kids, exercise, and just life in general, getting sick can seriously mess with your schedule. This year, the CDC is reporting a record number of influenza cases. Since the time that public health authorities have been able to track the spread of the flu a few dozen years ago, millions of Americans have been affected this year in what is being called, the “most widespread outbreak.” They are expecting at least another 13 weeks of possible outbreak this season.
So, what can you do to prevent getting sick? This might seem like a no-brainer, but good old hand washing is the number one way to combat the flu and should be done after coming in contact with frequent touch points such as: door handles, faucets handles, light switches or anything that others may have touched. Hand sanitizers are also always a great thing to have on hand too (pun intended). Let’s be real though, not everyone goes around washing their hands after every single things they’ve touched, and illness sometimes catches up to us.
That being said, let’s dive in to the wonderful benefits of zinc and how we can hook you up through IV hydration. IV treatments are gaining momentum in popularity to decrease the severity and length of flu/common cold symptoms. Peek this quick video from ABC15 Arizona. Our IV hydration fluids contain a specialized “cocktail” or mix of high dose vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. At IV Revival, we offer a fully customized IV treatment “Revive Custom IV” (Our version of the Myers Cocktail. See post here) The treatment is fully customized depending on your symptoms and we can add or leave out supplements at your request. Nothing is premixed with our treatments. Meaning, all of the supplements you receive are fresh to give you the maximum benefits.
This flu season, Zinc has been a very popular addition to the “Revive Custom IV”. Zinc has been well documented for it's ability to boost the immune system, aid in protein synthesis and promote wound healing. The best and important part of receiving Zinc from IV Revival is that we give it intravenously, therefore your body absorbs it immediately. It's just as good for you as mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup!
WHAT IS ZINC?
Guess what? Zinc has a lot of other useful benefits for your body! Not just fighting the flu. Zinc is a metal that is found in trace amounts throughout the body. It is essential in supporting immune system functions and necessary for human health. On a cellular level, it helps prevent the invasion of unknown pathogens into the cell. With low levels or deficiency of this essential trace mineral, it can cause a multitude of unpleasant symptoms which include decreased libido, stunted growth and compromised immunity.
WHY IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?
Zinc is good for you because it is a necessary essential mineral to maintain a healthy body. This is accomplished by decreasing the amount of pro inflammatory cytokines which aggravate the body when it is stressed. It is especially good during this flu season because it can shorten (or decrease) the severity of your symptoms. Some other major benefits of Zinc include:
- BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
- IMPROVES LIBIDO
- IMPROVES ACNE
- TREATS EZCEMA
- IMPROVES WOUND HEALING
- FIGHTS DEPRESSION
- INVOLVED IN COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
- IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION
- AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS
- BOOSTS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
- STIMULATES PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
- RELIEVES CHRONIC FATIGUE
- HELPS FIGHT CANCER
- CONTROLS BONE LOSS
- TREATS ALOPECIA
WHO SHOULD USE ZINC?
The simple answer: we all should. Because our body has no formal zinc storage system, exogenous zinc is necessary and should be taken in daily. It plays a vital part in cell growth and reproduction; especially white and red blood cells. In pregnancy, it helps support normal growth and development, and it also acts an antioxidant. If you suffer from any of the symptoms listed above, Zinc is for you. Book your custom REVIVE package and add some amaze-ZINC to your treatment!