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Can Intravenous (IV) Therapy Strengthen Your Immune System

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Your immune system protects you from the illness every day but can become weakened as a result of environmental factors such as stress, lack of sleep, or diet. Intravenous (IV) Therapy can help you strengthen and support your immunity with carefully selected ingredients that maintain a healthy gut, process toxins more quickly, and provide more nutritional bioavailability to your cells.

Intravenous (IV) Therapy will not prevent you from getting a cold, however, it can help you minimize the risk and exposure to pathogens.

What is the Immune System

The immune system is a complex network of cells, proteins, and special organs that defends the body against infection (microbes), harmful substances, and cell changes that could make you ill. The immune system keeps a record of every germ it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy them quickly if they enter the body again.

The main parts of the immune system are white blood cells, antibodies, the complement system, the lymphatic system, the spleen, the thymus, and the bone marrow. These are the parts of your immune system that actively fight infection.

Near­ly 70 per­cent of your immune sys­tem is located in your gut, therefore tak­ing steps to ensure your diges­tive sys­tem is func­tion­ing prop­er­ly is an essen­tial part of main­tain­ing your over­all health.

When food is bro­ken down dur­ing diges­tion, your gut works to absorb nutri­ents that are used to sup­port a vari­ety of body func­tions and elim­i­nate waste from your body. Healthy bacte­ria found in your gut is also used to stim­u­late the devel­op­ment of T‑cells, which are respon­si­ble for dis­tin­guish­ing your body’s cells and tis­sue from poten­tial­ly harm­ful things in your body. When there is an imbal­ance in your gut, such as a build-up of ​‘bad’ bac­te­ria, it can con­fuse your immune sys­tem caus­ing it to start attack­ing your own cells. If your immune sys­tem is busy react­ing to healthy cells, not only is it eas­i­er for you to get sick, it’s also hard­er for your body to recover.

This is why main­tain­ing the bal­ance and health of your diges­tive sys­tem is impor­tant to pro­tect your immune sys­tem.

How to Support Your Immune System

Maintaining an optimal nutritional environment in the body has a significant impact on human health. A healthy lifestyle, a well-balanced diet, oral supplements are important steps you should take to ensure your body’s optimal performance. Additionally, to that, intravenous (IV) vitamin treatments are an effective way you can add to your defense against cold and flu symptoms, infections, and viruses. Intravenous treatments can improve your immune system by delivering all the vitamins and antioxidants you need directly to your cells.

Intravenous (IV) treatments deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants directly to your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system, and ensuring full absorption of the nutrients. At the same time, Intravenous (IV) therapy naturally detoxifies your body, removing harmful free radicals that contribute to toxin build-up and impaired immune function.

Immunity supporting IV treatments are especially effective when administered on a regular basis, every 3 – 4 months.

Free radicals damage your body at the cellular level over time. IV therapy for your immune system can not only help keep you from getting sick, it helps prevent the long-term damage caused by free radicals by flushing them from your system.

Intravenous (IV) Therapy Supports Your Immune System through:

  • Delivering high doses of essential nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glutathione, and more, into the bloodstream, that support production and distribution of white blood cells,

  • Ensuring almost 100% nutritional absorption and immediate bioavailability for optimal organs’ function,

  • Maintaining nutritional balances and optimal nutritional environment, crucial for human health,

  • Increasing antioxidant levels and antioxidant protection, to fight free radicals that cause cell damage and weaker body function,

  • Facilitating detoxification and removal of damaging compounds that can cause inflammation,

  • Helping to maintain a healthy gut, where 70% of the immune system is located,

  • Delivering quick and effective hydration, to help body cells carry the oxygen and prevent toxins build-up that affects the immune system.

What Vitamins Support Your Immune System

Vitamin C

An antioxidant vitamin that helps your body remove excess free radicals which can cause cellular damage. In addition to preventing this damage, Vitamin C helps maintain your muscles, bones, immune system, and your circulatory system. Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection.

Vitamin D

It has both anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory properties and is crucial for the activation of the immune system defenses. Vitamin D is known to enhance the function of immune cells, including T-cells and macrophages, that protect your body against pathogens.

B-Complex Vitamins

A complex of 8 different vitamins that perform a range of vital functions including cardiovascular support, helping your body convert food into energy, and immune function. It helps to boost the body's defense system and keep energy levels up, which is key to maintaining a healthy immune system.


Also known as the master antioxidant, this antioxidant that detoxifies your body, provides immune system support, removes free radicals, and maintains your liver and gut health. Glutathione helps fortify your immune system in two important ways. First, it plays a central role in the proper function of T-cell lymphocytes (white blood cells) by increasing their numbers. Second, glutathione stimulates the production and activity of natural killer (NK) cells.

The Main Causes of a Weak Immune System

If you’ve noticed that recently you’re constantly feeling tired, or are getting sick more frequently than usual, your immune system may need some attention. Frequent illnesses or infections, fatigue, and a feeling of malaise can all be signs that your immune system isn’t functioning as it should be.

Here are some of the causes that might be weakening your immune system.

Chronic Stress

Environmental and emotional stress can negatively impact every system of your body, affecting everything from weight gain, mood, libido, and your immune function.

If you have a lot of stress in your life, try to find ways to reduce stress and relax. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood at the same time. Exercise can improve your overall health and strengthen your body’s natural defenses.


Almost 70% of your immune system is housed in your gut, therefore the food you put into your body is an essential part of keeping your immune system in optimal condition. The quality and variety of food you eat determine what kind of fuel your body is going to use to power up your organs and vital functions, therefore a diet low in vitamins and minerals means that your body can’t get the nutrients it needs to function at its best.

Oral supplements are one way of helping your body meet its nutritional needs, however many factors can affect your nutritional absorption rate. Intravenous (IV) therapy is a great option to ensure a 100% absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients with no waste.

Intravenous (IV) therapy also hydrates you, helping remove free radicals and toxins that can also contribute to a weak immune system.

Our Deep Tissue Nutritional Analysis Test can quickly measure the amounts of vitamins, minerals, heavy metals, and oxidative stress levels in your body, so you can correct your diet and take necessary steps to improve your lifestyle and support your health.

Lack of Sleep

Much like stress, a sleep deficit impacts your entire body. A consistent lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain, mood changes, higher blood pressure, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and more.

If you seem to be getting sick more frequently than usual or you constantly feel tired, try increasing your sleep by an hour or two, or take supplements like melatonin or magnesium that may help you improve the quality of your sleep. Getting enough sleep helps ensure that your immune system can function at its best.

How to Support Your Immune System Naturally

The best way for your body to feel its best is to avoid getting sick at all. But while there is no way to prevent our exposure to bacteria and viruses, there are things you can do to protect your body and prepare it for a fight against illness.

Get a regular, maintenance Intravenous (IV) treatment

Intravenous (IV) vitamin treatments are an easy way to strengthen your immune function. These vitamin and antioxidant-packed treatments replenish the vitamins and minerals, hydrate your body and help flush out toxins and free radicals that cause cell damage

Vit&Drip Center offers a variety of intravenous treatments, that can be further customized specifically for your needs. During your appointment, you consult with the doctor about your lifestyle, health goals, or health concerns, and the doctor prepares the treatment for you. We offer either in-clinic appointments or house visits, and our IV treatments last between 45 – 60 minutes.

Our IMMUNITY treatment can help you avoid getting sick or recover faster. We can also add anti-nausea or anti-inflammatory medication to the treatment to help you feel better.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is important every day but is especially crucial when you’re trying to avoid getting sick. Proper hydration helps ensure that your cells are working in top condition by having the fluids they need to do their job. Staying hydrated helps your blood cells carry oxygen around your body and helps your immune system stay healthy.

If you are already sick, IMMUNITY treatment can help you feel better and recover faster. Any illness, whether you’re recovering from a cold or from surgery, puts extra demands on your body and your cells. Keeping your cells hydrated helps them do their job more effectively.


Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Exercise not only reduces your cholesterol, helps keep your heart healthy, it also helps your immune system perform at an optimal level.

Even just a walk in the afternoon 3 times a week is beneficial for your overall health. By keeping your entire body healthy, you keep your immune system in optimal condition.

Take care of your gut

Your diet is incredibly important for the optimal function of your immune system. Your gut microbiome contains a unique collection of good bacteria, also known as flora, that plays a role in keeping your immune system in top function. It also influences many aspects of human physiology, from metabolism to the cardiovascular system or the nervous system. A healthy intestinal barrier function allows certain molecules to get into the body while keeping others out.

Thus, it is so important to keep a healthy, well-balanced diet, as well as to detoxify your gut and liver regularly to prevent toxin build-up. Vit&Drip Center offers a variety of DETOX IV treatments that can help you maintain a healthy gut and support your body’s functions.

Healthy and well-balanced diet includes:

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Whole grains

  • Lean meats

  • Vegetable proteins from sources such as legumes, nuts, and soy

  • Low-fat dairy

Try to limit your intake of:

  • Fatty foods

  • Added sugars

  • Excessive sodium

A healthy diet will naturally include many of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to help maintain normal immune function.

Increase Antioxidants Intake

Antioxidants are your secret weapon against illness, reducing free radicals in your body, and playing a role in reducing your risk of developing cancer.

Antioxidants are found naturally in fruits and vegetables, making them easy to incorporate into your diet. Fruits, vegetables, vitamin C, and berries are just a few of the natural sources of antioxidants – molecules that bind to unstable free radicals that can contribute to cellular damage.

Get Plenty of Sleep

During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, that are necessary when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you're under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease the production of these protective cytokines.

Studies show that people who don't get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick. Make sure you get enough of good quality of sleep to feel rested and energized every day!

Reduce your alcohol consumption

Excessive alcohol consumption creates toxins and free radicals that can contribute to stress and damage on a cellular level. Among other things, excessive alcohol consumption can impair the immune system.

By being conscious of how much and how often you drink alcohol, you can significantly support and strengthen your immune system.

Strengthen Your Immunity with Vit&Drip Center in Puerto Banus, Marbella

Vit&Drip Center provides a variety of Intravenous (IV) Therapy treatments that can support and strengthen your immune system, and address any of your health goals or health concerns you might have. Each of our treatments is administered by a medical professional after consultation about your health and customized especially for you.

A regular Intravenous (IV) treatment every 3 – 4 months can help you maintain your nutritional balances and create an optimal nutritional environment in your body for health and long-term wellbeing.

Contact us by sending an email to, book an appointment online, or call us at +34619228412 to learn more about our treatments and wellness programs.


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