Skip links

Immunity

What is your immune system?

This network of tissues, cells, and organs first tries to keep out germs like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites and then deals with them if they manage to get in. If it senses something in your body that could be bad for you, it triggers the release of special cells. These travel to where the trouble is, attack the intruder, and help get rid of it.

How To Improve Your Immune System

Your lifestyle can affect how well your immune system can protect you from germs, viruses, and chronic illness.Replacing bad health habits with good ones can help keep your immune system healthy. Check this list to see where you could use some improvement.

1. You’re short on sleep.

You may have noticed you’re more likely to catch a cold or other infection when you’re not getting enough sleep. Studies help bear out that well-rested people who received the flu vaccine developed stronger protection against the illness.

Not getting enough sleep can lead to higher levels of a stress hormone. It may also lead to more inflammation in your body.

Although researchers aren’t exactly sure how sleep boosts the immune system, it’s clear that getting enough – usually 7 to 9 hours for an adult – is key for good health.

2. You don’t exercise.

Try to get regular, moderate exercise, like a daily 30-minute walk. It can help your immune system fight infection.

If you don’t exercise regularly, you’re more likely to get colds, for example, than someone who does. Exercise can also boost your body’s feel-good chemicals and help you sleep better. Both of those are good for your immune system.

3. Your diet is off.

Eating or drinking too much sugar curbs immune system cells that attack bacteria. This effect lasts for at least a few hours after downing a couple of sugary drinks.

Eat more fruits and vegetables, which are rich in nutrients like vitamins C and E, plus beta-carotene and zinc. Go for a wide variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, including berries, citrus fruits, kiwi, apples, red grapes, kale, onions, spinach, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

Other foods particularly good for your immune system include fresh garlic, which may help fight viruses and bacteria, and old-fashioned chicken soup. If you do come down with a cold or the flu, a bowl of chicken soup can help you get well faster, one study shows.

Some mushroom varieties — such as shiitake — may also help your immune system.

4. You’re always stressed.

Everyone has some stress; it’s part of life. If stress drags on for a long time, it makes you more vulnerable to illness, from colds to serious diseases.

Chronic stress exposes your body to a steady stream of stress hormones that suppress the immune system.

You may not be able to get rid of your stress, but you can get better at managing it.

  • Learn to meditate.
  • Slow down.
  • Connect with other people.
  • Work out to blow off steam.

Counseling is a big help, too.

Easing stress lowers levels of a stress hormone. It also helps you sleep better, which improves immune function.

People who meditate regularly may have healthier immune system responses, some studies show. In one experiment, people who meditated over an 8-week period made more antibodies to a flu vaccine than people who didn’t meditate. And they still showed an increased immune system response 4 months later.

5. You’re too isolated.

Having strong relationships and a good social network is good for you.

People who feel connected to friends – whether it’s a few close friends or a large group – have stronger immunity than those who feel alone, studies show.In one study, lonely freshmen had a weaker immune response to a flu vaccine than those who felt connected to others.Although there are many other things that affect your health, making meaningful connections with people is always a good idea.

6. You’ve lost your sense of humor.

Laughing is good for you. It curbs the levels of stress hormones in your body and boosts a type of white blood cell that fights infection.

Just anticipating a funny event can have a positive effect on your immune system. In one study, men were told 3 days in advance that they were going to watch a funny video. Their levels of stress hormones dropped.

How Vitamin C Can Improve Your Wellness

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits.

It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach.

The recommended daily intake for vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men (1Trusted Source).

While it’s commonly advised to get your vitamin C intake from foods, many people turn to supplements to meet their needs.

Benefits of Vitamin C

  • May reduce your risk of chronic disease
  • May help manage high blood pressure
  • May lower your risk of heart disease
  • May reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks
  • Helps prevent iron deficiency
  • Boosts immunity
  • Protects memory and thinking as you age

Recommended IV Therapies

Recommended For Immunity Patients

Immunity

High dose of vitamin c
$285
liquid iv drip vitamin c
  • Immunity
  • Hydration
  • Wellness

The Immunity IV targets immunity with a sufficient supply of saline fluid in the amount of 1L combined with B complex, Vitamin C, Zinc, Glutathione, and B12. This therapy can last up to 1 hour.

Saline / 1L
B complex
Vitamin C
Zinc
B12
Glutathione

Superstar

$395
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Muscle aches
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain

The Superstar IV targets symptoms of dehydration, headache, fatigue, muscle ache, stomach pain, joint pain, susceptibility, and weakness with a sufficient supply of saline fluid in the amount of 1L combined with B complex, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, Glutathione, Taurine, B12, Zofran, Toradol, Pepcid, and/or Benadryl if requested. This therapy can last up to 45 minutes.

Saline / 1L
B complex
Vitamin C
Zinc
Magnesium
Glutathione
Taurine
B12
Zofran
Toradol
Pepcid
Benadryl (Optional)

Ultimate Star

Max Dose
$450
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Muscle aches
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain

The Ultimate Star IV targets symptoms of dehydration, headache, fatigue, muscle ache, stomach pain, joint pain, susceptibility, and weakness with a sufficient supply of saline fluid in the amount of 1L combined with B complex, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, Glutathione, Taurine, B12, Zofran, Toradol, Pepcid, and/or Benadryl in a MAX DOSE if requested. This therapy can last up to 1 hour.

Saline / 1L
B complex
Vitamin C
Zinc
Magnesium
Glutathione
Taurine
B12
Zofran
Toradol
Pepcid
Benadryl (Optional)

Book A Therapy Session

Fill Out The Form Below Then Submit
Calendar is loading...
Powered by Booking Calendar
- Available
27
- Booked
27
- Pending