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    The Best IV Therapy for Inflammation

      |  Oct 20, 2023

    What is inflammation?

    Inflammation is the immune system’s response to stress on the cellular level, including injury, infection, and inflammation. While inflammation might sound like a dirty word, occasional periods of inflammation are part of your body’s natural defense mechanisms. This type of inflammation is called acute inflammation, and can last for a period of days or weeks. However, chronic inflammation, in which inflammation is ongoing over months or years, is cause for concern. According to the WHO, “chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death in the world” and in America, the rate of chronic inflammatory diseases has been on the rise for the past 30 years.

    Although you might experience acute inflammation after an injury or an illness, chronic inflammation is more often associated with lifestyle factors like diet or stress. For example, consuming an excess of fat and sugar in your diet can cause inflammation, as the body is unable to fight off the amount of free radicals introduced into the system. Chronic inflammation can lead to everyday symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, and digestive problems, or long term diseases like cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.

    How do you reduce inflammation?

    Exercise, a balanced diet, and reducing daily stress can reduce overall levels of inflammation in the body, but supplements and certain medical treatments are also available to provide your body with the tools it needs to fight inflammation.

    Our bodies are well equipped with their own inflammation fighters. Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant that’s found in every cell in our bodies. It has the ability to fight oxidative stress by removing excess reactive oxygen species, which cause damage to the DNA in our cells. Although glutathione is found in the body, it reduces naturally as we age, and studies have shown that taking glutathione supplements can symptoms of Parkinson's disease, reduce damage in fatty liver disease, improve insulin resistance, and extend your lifespan.

    Another more commonly known anti-inflammatory is Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid with the power to combat oxidative stress and when taken at high doses, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have shown that Vitamin C can lower inflammation levels associated with various diseases, including lowering inflammatory markers in cancer patients and reduce symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, this essential vitamin is not naturally produced in the body, and while you can increase your intake of it through certain foods, powders, and pills, it’s near impossible to consume the level of Vitamin C (over 15g) associated with its anti-inflammatory properties.

    What are the benefits of IV Therapy?

    IV Therapy, in which vitamins or nutrients are delivered straight to the bloodstream, allows individuals to consume higher doses than would be possible to achieve orally. Because IV therapy allows these nutrients to bypass the digestive system, the effects are commonly felt much faster: some patients feel a boost of energy after their first treatment. Accompanied by lifestyle changes, the right type of IV Therapy can help improve symptoms associated with inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases in the future.

    Modern Age’s IV Therapy for stress offers a clinically created combination of Vitamin C and Glutathione, and can be booked from our website, or after a consultation with a licensed clinician via our Aging Wellness Assessment. Certain people should not pursue IV Therapy, like those with a history of glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency (G6PD) or people who are pregnant or nursing, have heart, liver, or kidney disease, active cancer, or are undergoing chemotherapy.