I’m sure we all know a handful of people who got Covid from this most recent surge. Whether you just had it or have “dodged the bullet” for the last two years, it’s getting harder and harder to avoid it now. The good news? If you are vaccinated and not immunocompromised, you are unlikely to experience a severe illness that will put you in the hospital. Phew! But what this DOES mean, is that we all must focus on keeping our immune systems as healthy and strong – especially post Covid infection. Because COVID is here to stay (something called becoming “endemic”), a healthy and robust immune system is our best defense. This is true for the flu and other infections too, not just COVID.
Which brings us to the next big question. Is there anything more you can be doing? While infusions will not prevent you from getting Covid, our Boost Immunity Infusion can greatly increase the levels of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that you need to help your immune system fight an infection and helps increase the odds that you have a mild illness and recover quickly if you do get sick.
The Boost Immunity infusion is all about priming the immune system to function optimally.
It is packed with high doses of nutrients to really make a difference:
B Complex: contains B1, B2, B3, B5, & B6 to help the mitochondria in all your cells function better and make energy. This of course includes your immune system cells.
Vitamin C: a potent antioxidant, high doses of vitamin C helps your immune system work better and also has direct antiviral activity.
Zinc: a mineral that boosts the immune system by decreasing the production of inflammatory cytokines, and has direct antiviral activity.
Selenium: powerful antioxidant that decreases inflammatory markers & boosts the immune system by lowering oxidative stress and inflammation. Also a strong protector of the Thyroid gland.
Magnesium: an electrolyte that is needed to keep your nervous system and muscles functioning properly & keep your body balanced and relaxed. Can also help provide pain relief (headaches) and help with sleep.
B12: essential for all biochemistry and body functions that involve methylation, including production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, neurotransmitters, liver detox, and maintaining health of the nervous system. As we age, it is harder to absorb B12 from the gut, another reason to regularly get B12 by infusion.
Lysine: directly inhibits replication of certain viruses from the Herpesvirus family.
The Post Covid Infusion:
For those of you who are recovering after having COVID, we recommend a series of (4) Post Covid Infusions, once a week. Dr. Blum created this protocol to help your mitochondria and antioxidant system recover after the battle with the virus. We believe this infusion is a great idea after being sick, whether or not you have Long Covid symptoms, which most commonly include severe fatigue and brain fog, and persistent inflammation. This post Covid infusion will help you clear the virus out of your body, calm inflammation, and support your mitochondria, and your immune and antioxidant systems. If you do have Long Covid, you will probably want to continue until you are fully recovered.
Our newest protocol created by Dr. Blum, includes three infusion bags and an injection. The protocol was created to target those systems that are damaged from COVID, specifically the mitochondria (little furnace in every cell that makes energy), and severe depletion of antioxidants (which protect the mitochondria, immune system and the functioning of all organs and systems). All items are available a la carte, but bundled together gives you a 20% discount.
- Bag #1: Mito Recovery: The first IV bag we call our Mito Recovery (Mito for mitochondria), which is the Boost Immunity IV at its core, but with added NAC and Acetyl L-Carnitine. The mitochondria are often severely damaged after COVID infection.
- N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC): Boosts the immune system, increases Glutathione (antioxidant), decreases viral replication, & reduces inflammation.
- Acetyl L-Carnitine: Boosts mitochondria function and energy production.
- Bag #2: Alpha Lipoic Acid: Powerful antioxidant to help prevent oxidative-stress related damage to all your cells and mitochondria, especially the brain and nervous system
- Bag #3: Glutathione: Powerful antioxidant that decreases inflammation and clears free radicals caused by oxidative stress, especially important for immune and mitochondria function. Powerfully protects the Thyroid and other tissues from damage. Can help relieve respiratory symptoms by decreasing inflammation and mucus in lungs. Crucial support for liver detoxification and clearing heavy metals.
- Injection: CoQ10: required for optimal functioning of the mitochondria which are damaged from COVID. Also supports the immune system and decreases the release of inflammatory cytokines. Depleted levels of CoQ10 have been linked to increased susceptibility to infection.
Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glutathione, & CoQ10 can be added on to the Boost Immunity or any other infusion by request. If you have further questions about how our Boost Immunity & Post Covid Infusions can help you through this latest Covid surge, call or text 914-652-7800. Click here for more information on our Infusion Center at Blum Center for Health.
Stay safe & be well.