3 Reasons to Choose IV Hydration Therapy to Keep You Healthy

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Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

There are a number of reasons you should always be strengthening your immune system. One in particular is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a deadly virus going around, everyone understands the reason behind fortifying their immune system. 

The immune system is a powerful system that defends our body against diseases and illnesses. It’s a complex network of cells that extends to our systems and organs which keeps a record of every microbe it defeats. The great thing about it is it evolves to defend against new viruses and diseases.  

As much as our immune system is good at defending our body, it’s not perfect. It can fail too, just like machines can. Some of the causes of an immune system deteriorating are eating habits, vitamins and nutrients deficiencies, dehydration, and lack of sleep. Once your immune system weakens, it’s significantly easier for a virus to wreak havoc on your body. 

Fortunately, you can strengthen your immune system. Intravenous infusion of essential vitamins and antioxidants and proper hydration can boost your immune system. Here are four ways IV hydration therapy can fortify your immune system and keep you healthy:

1. IV therapy removes toxins and repairs immune system

You probably heard about free radicals since we often hear it on commercials. Free radicals are the harmful toxins produced from external sources or our body. They go along with oxidants since both act as a toxic and beneficial compound. When there is an overload of free radicals in our body, it causes an imbalance which leads to chronic and developmental illnesses.

When these free radicals build up, they limit the production of key immune system compounds. With IV hydration, they cleanse the harmful free radicals from our body. They provide nourishing antioxidants that neutralize cleanse the bloodstream of free radicals and strengthen the immune system. It also ensures that we are supplemented by the right antioxidants such as vitamin C, L-Glutathione and L-Carnitine. 

2. It helps supply you with essential vitamins & minerals needed to boost immunity.

Based on a report from the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 10 Americans are deficient in key vitamins and minerals. The report also stated that water-soluble and orally-taken vitamin supplements have only some effect on mediating nutritional deficiencies. Moreover, experts say that oral vitamin supplement only absorbs 40% of the vitamins you take. The rest are discarded as waste. 

With IV hydration therapy, vitamins and minerals are directly passed through your veins, straight to your bloodstream, where your cells can reap their benefits immediately. Oral supplementation can help your immune system, but IV treatments are best for long term results. 

3. It strengthens the lymphatic system and replenishes white blood cells

Most people don’t drink enough water. In fact, a 2013 study found that up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, even if they know they should drink more water. Doctors even advise people to drink 2 to 4 liters of water a day. Based on another study conducted, most people struggle to meet the daily quota. IV therapy can help deliver electrolytes to your bloodstream. This nourishes your body and keeps your immune system healthy.


IV Hydration is a good and non-invasive solution to fortifying your immune system. These are just some of the benefits when you choose IV hydration. So, if you plan on getting an IV therapy treatment, look for a registered clinic. 

Are you looking for a clinic that offers IV infusion therapy? Z Med Clinic is your trusted state-of- the-art family healthcare clinic in Texas. With four centers spread across Texas—two in Houston and one each in Corpus Christi, and The Woodlands—we serve a large part of the state with our expert healthcare services. Contact us today!

Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Medical Director

About Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Anne Marie Ponce de Leon MD is a proud native Houstonian. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Biology and History. For medical school, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (recently renamed McGovern Medical School). She began her family practice training at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, MA, but subsequently returned to Houston where she completed her residency at the Memorial Southwest Family Practice Program.

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