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.

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:
1. Haase H and Rink L. Metallomics. 2014 Jul;6(7):1175-80. 2. Fairweather-Tait SJ, et al. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2011 Apr 1;14(7):1337-83. 3. Ströhle A and Hahn A. Med Monatsschr Pharm. 2014 Jul;37(7):249-56;quiz 257. 4. Hemila H. Med Hypotheses. 1999;52(2):171-8. 5. Gorton HC and Jarvis K. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999;22(8):530-3. 6. Droge W and Breitkreutz R. Proc Nutr Soc. 2000 Nov;59(4):595-600. 7. Papi A, et al. J Biol Chem. 2008 Oct 17;283(42):28595-606. 8. Bartley J. J Laryngol Otol. 2010 May;124(5):465-9. 9. He CS, et al. Exerc Immunol Rev. 2013;19:86-101. 10. Castell LM, et al. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1996;73:488-90. 11. Castell LM, et al. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1998;76:524-32. 12. Rohde T, et al. Eur J Appl Physiol. 1996;74:428-34.

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