Cold and Flu

It’s inevitable, or at least pretty close to it. Every year, majority of us at least get sick with the cold and flu once. Some have heartier immune systems to fight the illness off, while others are more susceptible to maintaining the miserable symptoms longer. Many go out of their way to get the flu shot, while unfortunately still snagging the little bugger that keeps us in bed, unable to function in our daily routines. With that being said, lots of us have been under the assumption that antibiotics are the answer, but this conclusion can be all wrong.

In order to try and get back to our lives, we visit our doctors and beg for antiobiotics, when really we just have a cold that is indeed a virus which cannot be fought off with antibiotics. This, in turn, causes your body to resist antibiotics, which many doctors give us just to appease us. What happens then, you ask? Well, the cold and flu can linger on, even after taking the full prescription of antibiotics, thus morphing into bacterial infections like sinusitis, bronchitis, or even pneumonia. And these bacterial infections are necessary to cope with antibiotics.

As mentioned, some of us obtain and keep the cold and flu longer than others. The reason for that is because some of us have depressed immune systems like organ transplant recipients, HIV patients, or even those with rhematoid arthritis who are taking medications like Humira or Enbrel that have the tendency to depress immune systems.

If you do not have one of these conditions and are still a frequent sufferer of the cold and flu, then perhaps you are overly stressed. This can certainly drain your immune system. Stress causes your adrenal glands to produce high levels of cortisol, while this still can beneficially reduce inflammation, it will overall put a strain on your immune system.

So, what is the point? There are other routes you can take to beat off that nasty cold! Our Cold and Flu IV treatment has the ability to boost your immune system and cut back on chronic illness. It works by containing 1 liter of crystalloid hydration (the same solution as in the ER to replace fluids), and Taradol; a non-narcotic anti-inflammatory that helps reduce your fever, aches, and pains. Additional ingredients added to the mix are vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and B vitamins to kick your immune system back into gear.