With the growing trend in personalized and proactive health, many are turning to weekly, monthly, or as-needed immunity injections. Unlike supplements that can be difficult for your body to break down and absorb, injections introduce nutrients directly into your bloodstream.
There are many factors that impact immunity, and a variety of lifestyle changes you may need to make to support optimal health, but without essential vitamins and minerals—your body can’t achieve peak performance or immunity. Even with a diet high in antioxidant-rich whole foods, your body may not be getting what you need to thrive.
Let’s dive in and discuss the immune-boosting combination of vitamin C and Glutathione.
What is The Immune System?
The immune system is your body's first line of defense against viruses, bacteria, illness, and disease. It’s a complex network of organs, tissues, and cells that work 24/7 to keep you healthy. Most of us don’t think much about our immune system unless we’re sick, we’ve been around someone who is sick, or it’s cold or flu season.
When you’re sick, your body produces more white blood cells than usual to rid itself of illness. White blood cells are “fighter cells” that detect illness and produce naturally occurring antibodies to help you recover. This is why it’s often suggested to take vitamin C as soon as you feel a cold coming on. Both vitamin C and glutathione boost white blood cell count. They’re ideal for proactive immunity and if your white blood cell count is low for any reason.
When you’re not sick, your body works tirelessly to expel toxins (aka. free-radicals or oxidative stress). Toxins are unavoidable, even if you don’t smoke and if you eat a completely clean diet. From the air you breathe to cleaning chemicals, dust, synthetic ingredients in food, chemicals in skincare and beauty products, and more. Antioxidants in produce, nuts, seeds, and other whole foods aid your body in expelling the toxins you come in contact with daily. However, you may require antioxidant supplementation.
The Immune-Boosting Benefits of Vitamin C
Of the 13 essential vitamins, vitamin C is the one you are likely to be the most familiar with. It’s easy to obtain through citrus fruits, bell peppers, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. However, vitamin C is stored in your body longer when taken as an immunity injection.
- Its primary benefits include:
- Producing and protecting white blood cells.
- Helping your body fight inflammation and infection.
- Minimizing cold symptoms and accelerating recovery.
- Reducing the risk of heart disease.
- Acting as a bacteria barrier on your skin.
- Oxidizing free radicals for health and anti-aging.
- Working synergistically against iron deficiency.
- Protecting your memory and overall brain health.
The Immune-Boosting Benefits of Glutathione
When it comes to proactive immunity, we hear more about vitamin C, but glutathione is often referred to as a “master antioxidant”. This is because it can be found in almost every cell in the body. Glutathione is essential for counteracting oxidative stress, cellular function, and energy.
Its primary benefits include:
- Minimizing cellular damage in your body by neutralizing free radicals.
- Reducing your risk of disease and illness including cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
- Protecting against autoimmune diseases including celiac disease, psoriasis, and lupus.
- Promoting cardiovascular health, improving insulin resistance, and boosting immune function.
- Removing mercury from the brain, promoting neurological and brain function.
- Slowing the internal and visible signs of aging caused by oxidative stress.
The Power Duo: Vitamin C and Glutathione Immunity Injections
While powerful on their own, we often suggest taking both vitamin C and glutathione immunity injections at the same time. With an injection, there is no worry of nutrients passing directly through your digestive tract. It’s not something supplement companies divulge, but many supplements are too dense for your body to break down. That means that they pass through your digestive system without being absorbed.
Even with quality vitamins, an injection delivers a higher concentration directly into your bloodstream. This means the nutrients activate healing without delay. It also means they are stored in your body a bit longer than when taken in supplement form.
Ideal Times to Consider Immunity Injections
You can benefit from increased antioxidant intake at any time, but some of the most popular times include:
For proactive immunity any time of year
You can take vitamin C and glutathione if your diet isn’t particularly high in antioxidant-rich whole foods. Or when stress is high, as stress decreases immunity. Also, any time you simply want to take a proactive approach to your health.
During cold and flu season
Cold and flu season is the most popular time to kick antioxidant intake up a notch. Since the weather is typically cooler, you can further increase your antioxidant intake with herbal teas. Just be mindful of added sweeteners, as sugar is a primary contributing factor to weight gain.
After being exposed to someone who’s sick
Whether it’s a friend, coworker, immediate family member, or someone you came across during the day—you can achieve both peace of mind and increased immunity by stopping in for an injection ASAP.
To recover from a cold
Whether you feel the beginning signs of a cold, have a full-on cold, or are on the tail end of a cold you can support your body in the healing process with an immunity injection. If not a cold, the flu and other illness.
Anytime your immunity is low
In addition to the cold, flu, and other illnesses, you may want to consider injections and nutritional supplements when you are experiencing any kind of pain, inflammation, disease, or decline in health.
Other Ways to Support Healthy Immunity
Your body is miraculous, and your internal systems work synergistically. So, even with a diet high in antioxidants and vitamin capsules, softgels, gummies, liquid, and injections—optimal health requires a whole-body approach.
You can further support immunity with:
A Balanced Diet
Food should be your primary source of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. The challenge many of us face is that we turn to processed foods for convenience. Processed foods are typically higher in synthetic ingredients and low in nutrients. This means that you may not be getting what your body requires to thrive.
Exercise plays a pivotal role in proactive immunity. Physical activity increases circulation in the body. Increased circulation helps your body disperse nutrients and immune cells. This accelerates the rate at which your body can expel toxins.
Chronic stress that lasts weeks or months leads to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. A short-term spike in stress can temporarily boost your immune response, but chronic stress suppresses your immune system. Your approach to stress should be both proactive and reactive, including any combination of:
- Quality time with loved ones
- Doing anything that relaxes you
Ever wondered why you feel better after sleeping when you’re sick? While you sleep, your body releases special proteins called cytokines. There are different types of cytokines, some of which are designed specifically to fight off infection and inflammation. So, without sufficient sleep, you decrease your immunity, and it takes your body longer to heal.
In addition to the increased risk for cancer, emphysema, and respiratory conditions—smoking cigarettes disrupts the equilibrium of your body’s immune system. If you aren’t a smoker but are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke you’re also at an increased risk.
Toxins in your body are emitted via deep breathing, sweat, urine, and feces. If you get dehydrated, your body won’t be able to expel toxins as effectively. Be mindful that not all liquids are hydrating. Aim to drink half your body weight in hydrating fluids per day, mostly from water.
Other hydrating fluids include:
- Unsweetened herbal tea
- Sparkling water
- Freshly squeezed juice
- Fresh fruit or veggie smoothies
- Coconut water in moderation
- Electrolyte beverages in moderation
Proper Hygiene and Sanitation
Good hygiene is a primary defense against illness and disease. Effective routines, such as washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining a clean and disinfected home and work environment minimize your exposure to and the spread of illness-causing germs and bacteria.
In addition to personal hygiene, be mindful of the high-contact surfaces you come in contact with daily, such as door handles, public bathrooms, and shared office electronics.
Looking For Vitamin C and Glutathione Injections in Phoenix?
If you want to learn more about how to personalize your health and nutrient intake with immunity injections and other nutritional supplements—schedule an appointment with Valley Medical Weight Loss and Med Spa.
Once your personalized wellness plan is mapped out you can walk into any of our locations for your weekly, monthly, or as-needed injections. We have 3 convenient locations in Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale.
DISCLAIMER: These are pharmaceutical-grade injections. The above information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any injections or products provided by Valley Medical Weight Loss are to be used along with our physician’s complete program.