It’s allergy season in Phoenix (ok, it’s pretty much always allergy season in Phoenix!) and you might be wondering about using IVs for allergies. While nothing can really “treat” your allergies, in many cases IV infusions are a great way to reduce inflammation from seasonal & environmental allergens, as well as boost the body’s ability to process the histamines that are causing symptoms like a runny nose or watery eyes.
Allergies are simply an issue of our body’s immune system getting it’s signals crossed, or being overly sensitive. When a “foreign invader” like pollen, dander, or a certain foods enter your body, sometimes your immune system will mistakenly label them as dangerous & produce an antibody.
When that substance does find it’s way into your system in the future, your antibodies fire up & start releasing immune system chemicals such as histamines. It’s the histamines that cause problems like inflammation, watery eyes, runny nose.
There are many different ways fluids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and medications can help with the symptoms of allergies (the only true allergy “cure” is desensitization, which is what allergy shots aim to do.)
Here are a few of the most compelling reasons to give IV infusions a try:
Flooding the system with fluids is actually a great way to help your body out as it tries to clear allergens. If you’re dehydrated, your mucus membranes are dehydrated, making them dry & sticky – and causing the release of histamines! Fluids also help your body flush out both environmental allergens themselves and histamines that are trying to clear them.
Vitamin C is known as “nature’s anti-histamine” and the research really does back it up! Studies show that IV vitamin C is effective at reducing allergy symptoms, including reducing histamines by metabolizing them. Vitamin C is also a known anti-inflammatory.
Glutathione is the master antioxidant, and is essential in helping the liver break down toxins & chemicals so your body can get rid of them. In the case of allergies, glutathione helps your body eliminate excess histamine. Your body makes glutathione, but it gets depleted rapidly when your liver is working overtime to process chemicals – whether they are environmental toxins, medications, allergens, or just alcohol. In fact, studies have shown that glutathione levels are lower in those who suffer from seasonal allergies.
AZ IV Medics offers all of these allergy-fighting benefits in our Myers’ Cocktail, along with 4 other vitamins & minerals that all have their own immune-supporting benefits, for $175. We also offer a liter of fluids with just vitamin C & glutathione for $150.