Sick Day Support

Try as you might, getting sick is just a part of life. Sure, you can stock up on antibacterial wipes and wash your hands a million times, but sooner or later, a cold or flu is coming your way.

Rather than fight it and push on, possibly making it worse, stop and give your body the nutrition it needs with our Sick Day Support IV. The saline solution will get your rehydrated while the NSAID Toradol helps to ease any body aches, headaches, and fever.

We also add tried-and-true antioxidants like vitamin C, glutathione, and selenium to fight off those nasty free radicals, as well as B vitamins for energy, L-glutamine for intestinal support, and minerals for immune support.

Don’t get stuck missing work or other important agendas with a cold or flu. Get better fast with Sick Day Support. Harness the antioxidant power of over 300 oranges without the hassle of all that peeling and eating.

INGREDIENT LIST

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B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) balances the adrenal system to enhance energy and stamina. It is also critical for body growth and red blood cell production. Plus, riboflavin has been shown to promote detoxification, support vision, and ease headaches and migraines.

Riboflavin deficiency is often marked by cracks around the side of the mouth, a purplish-red or magenta tongue and vertical cracks on the lips.
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is needed by the body to properly metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It plays an important role in virtually every organ system and condition, most notably skin health, brain health, joint pain, and immunity.
B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 helps support healthy blood flow, maintains blood pressure, and even promotes optimum cholesterol levels. It also works to reduce homocysteine, a substance that increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.

B6 can also ease many PMS symptoms, reduce sugar cravings, boost energy, and strengthen the immune system.
B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin B12 is necessary for the production of healthy red blood cells. It also helps to maintain healthy homocysteine levels, and arterial function supports normal cholesterol levels and blood vessel dilation and is involved in DNA synthesis. It also plays a role in energy production.

Only bacteria are capable of synthesizing B12, and as such, it is found almost entirely in animal food products due to animal-bacteria symbiosis.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble nutrient. Humans cannot manufacture their vitamin C and must rely on food and supplements to obtain it.

Vitamin C is best known for its role in the synthesis of collagen, a connective tissue protein used as a structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. A deficiency of vitamin C leads to scurvy, which is characterized by insufficient collagen production.

It is also a powerful antioxidant, protecting against free radical damage, supporting immune health, and even promoting an antiviral effect.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s either ingested or produced in the skin after exposure to UV-B rays in sunlight. It is best known for its primary role in establishing and maintaining normal calcium absorption by the small intestine and in the formation of new bone or the remodeling of existing bone.

Vitamin D deficiency affects 41.6 percent of Americans, while vitamin D insufficiency is present in 77 percent of the population.

Direct exposure to sunlight is the ideal way to get the vitamin D your body needs. However, the use of sunscreen interferes with your body’s ability to absorb ultraviolet rays, so the body is often not able to naturally synthesize the vitamin D it needs every day. Given this, supplementation with vitamin D is critical.
Glutathione
Glutathione is a potent free radical scavenger composed of three amino acids (cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid). It is a powerful antioxidant and is essential for healthy detoxification and coronary artery support.
L-Glutamine
L-glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body. Though it is classified as a non-essential amino acid, glutamine is essential for maintaining the intestinal structure.

Glutamine is also an antioxidant and serves as a major source of fuel for your digestive system, keeping it energized and working strong. As such, your GI tract is one of the biggest consumers of glutamine in your entire body.
Magnesium
Magnesium is a mineral that plays many important roles in human health. It is important for bone health, synthesis of DNA and RNA, and hundreds of metabolic reactions.

Magnesium also assists in calcium absorption and prevents calcium-containing kidney stones from forming. It also improves energy production in the heart, dilates coronary arteries, supports blood pressure, reduces the risk of blood clotting, and even helps in the synthesis of glutathione, which plays a key role in detoxification.

The adult body contains about 25 grams of magnesium, with more than 60 percent of total body magnesium found in bone, and about 27 percent in muscle.
Selenium
Selenium is a trace mineral and a potent antioxidant. It helps regulate blood pressure and heart rhythm, supports a healthy immune system, and maintains healthy blood vessels structure. It is also beneficial for thyroid and prostate health.

High alcohol consumption and exposure to heavy metals such as cadmium, copper, and lead can lower selenium levels.
Toradol (ketorolac)
Toradol is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) used to ease moderate to severe pain. It reduces inflammation, swelling, pain, and fever. It is intended for short-term pain relief and not for long-term pain management. Side effects, though rare, include nausea, GI upset, and dizziness. More serious side effects include kidney damage and allergic reaction.
Zinc
Zinc is an essential mineral, meaning your body does not produce. It is critical for cellular metabolism and supporting the activity of 300 enzymes. It is also required for a proper sense of both taste and smell.

Your body cannot store zinc, which means that daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state within your body.

THE NITTY GRITTY

Whether you are battling a head or chest cold or something intestinal, the key to feeling better lies with boosting your immune system and getting plenty of fluids. That’s why we start with a saline solution, to get you rehydrated and loaded up with electrolytes like magnesium and zinc.

Zinc does double-duty, also working to support your immune system at the cellular and molecular levels.1 In fact, researchers have discovered that there are three major ways zinc affects immune response:

  • Zinc impacts immune cell function.
  • Your body and a pathogen both compete for zinc, a concept known as “nutritional immunity.”
  • Zinc is a second messenger in signal transduction, meaning once a molecule activates a certain receptor protein on a cell membrane (in this case, an immune cell), zinc comes in as a second messenger and transmits the signal into the cell. This, in turn, elicits a physiological response, such as an immune response.
Another mineral that also works as an immune-boosting antioxidant is selenium.2-3 It works best when used in conjunction with other known antioxidants, such as vitamin C and glutathione.

Not only does vitamin C boost immunity, but it also helps treat the common cold. According to researchers, dose matters, with at least 2,000 mg being optimal.4 Similarly, in another study of 252 adults with cold or flu, researchers found that those who were treated with 1,000 mg of vitamin C every hour for the first six hours, and then three times daily thereafter, reported an 85 percent decrease in flu and cold symptoms.5

The antioxidant glutathione is known to have a significant effect on immune function,6 but it also appears to play a preventative role in colds. Studies suggest that rhinovirus (fancy word for the common cold) is associated with a depletion of glutathione, and that supplementing with the nutrient reduced rhinovirus-induced inflammation, particularly of respiratory cells.7

Vitamin D is also an immunity powerhouse. It is particularly beneficial for upper respiratory symptoms.8-9 Similarly, B vitamins work to give you energy when fatigue sets in with colds and flu. B5 (pantothenic acid) is particularly beneficial for protecting against the flu, while B12 supports immune health and digestion. B2 (riboflavin) and B6 are especially known to protect against infection.

Rounding this out with the NSAID Toradol to ease pain and the amino acid glutamine, shown to prevent post-exercise colds and flu,10-12 means that you can replenish vital nutrients, regain your health, and return to work in no time (that is, if you want to!).

References:
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