Updated: Dec 30, 2022
Springtime means flowers, warm weather and pollen… lots and lots of pollen. Welcome to allergy season. While IV hydration cannot cure an individual’s allergies, in many cases IV therapy is a great way to help reduce inflammation from seasonal and environmental allergens, as well as help 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 the body’s immune system getting its signals crossed, or being overly sensitive. When a “foreign invader” like pollen, dander, or certain foods enter the body, sometimes one’s immune system will mistakenly label them as dangerous and produce an antibody response.
When that substance does find its way into the system in the future, a person’s antibodies fire up and start releasing immune system chemicals such as histamines. It’s the histamines that cause problems like inflammation, watery eyes, runny nose, and sometimes headaches.
Does IV Therapy Help?
There are many different ways IV fluids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and medications may help with the symptoms of allergies.
Here are a few of the most compelling reasons to give IV therapy a try for allergy symptoms:
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”. Studies show that IV vitamin C is effective at reducing certain 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.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Vitamin supplementation is for wellness only, and not intended to cure or treat disease.