Immune System Treatments in Cary, NC
InShape Medical offers micronutrient and immune function testing. Contact us today for an initial free consultation, our experienced staff can help you today!
Immune Function Treatments and Testing
With so many infectious diseases and cancers becoming prevalent in recent years (including the dangerous novel coronavirus, covid-19), patients ask if there are things they can do to strengthen their immune system to help prevent illness. Our response in most all cases, “absolutely”. In fact, our clinic’s executive director is a great example of how you can take actions that can have a dramatic, positive impact on your immune system. In his mid-fifties his immune function was tested and found similar to an average person in their mid-nineties. However, through taking multiple steps over the past few years to build his immune function, recent diagnostic tests have shown he now has an immune function similar to an average person in their mid-twenties! With this in mind, here are some basic lifestyle changes you can implement to help strengthen your immune function:
- Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Targeted, personalized nutritional supplement use.
- Exercising regularly.
- If overweight, taking steps to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
- Drinking alcohol only in moderation, if at all.
- Getting adequate sleep.
- Minimizing and effectively managing stress.
- And if you smoke – quit!
We also want you to know that InShape Medical offers treatments that may significantly enhance your body’s ability to fight many types of infections, including viral, bacterial, and cancer. Following are diagnostics and treatments we offer that can help you to strengthen your immune system:
Spectracell Micronutrient & Immune Function Test – One of the most useful diagnostic tools available to measure the strength of your immune function is the Spectracell Micronutrient & Immune Function Test. The test reveals whether you have any functional or borderline deficiencies across 31 different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Micronutrients are vital to having a robust immune function. Therefore, being deficient in certain micronutrients can mean that you have a degraded immune function. This is a very advanced diagnostic test that looks at micronutrients at a cellular level, which is very different than the typical micronutrient test that looks only at levels in your blood.
Additionally, this test scores your immune function in two very important ways – total antioxidant function and T cell proliferation. T cells are critical to a strong immune function as they target and kill pathogens (including viruses and bacteria), but also target and kill cancer cells and fight against tumor formation.
The results of this test help us to formulate a personalized plan to help you build a more robust immune system.
High Dose Vitamin C IV Infusion – High dose vitamin C has been used to fight viral and other infections for many years. There are many scientific studies confirming that vitamin C at high doses strengthens the immune system and has an anti-viral effect. Although oral vitamin C supplements do deliver some protection, at high doses a significant amount of vitamin C does not survive the digestive system. An IV infusion bypasses your digestive system, delivering rapid, concentrated delivery to your immune system at high doses.
Immune Support IV Infusion – Designed to help boost your immune system, prevent illness, and make you feel better faster if you get sick. Immunity Boost IV Therapy has compounds that help improve immunity and promote optimal wellness.
Glutathione Injection – Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant. Low glutathione levels inhibit your body’s natural ability to fight viral infections, cancer, and other immune disfunctions. Glutathione has been shown to inhibit a virus’ ability to reproduce in the body, thereby making it easier for the body’s natural defenses to work more effectively.
Vitamin D Injection and Oral Supplement – Vitamin D is very important to your immune system as it plays a critical role in your body’s natural production of antibiotic proteins. Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is rampant in the United States. We see deficiencies in a very high percentage of patients in our clinic. However, this deficiency is relatively easy and inexpensive to treat. An effective treatment is often a vitamin D injection followed by daily oral supplementation.
Probiotic Supplement – Probiotics help to give your immune system a boost and inhibit the growth of harmful gut bacteria. Also, some probiotic strains (lactobacillus) have been shown to promote the production of natural antibodies in the body. They may also boost immune cells like Immunoglobulin A producing cells, T lymphocytes and natural killer cells. Immunoglobulin A is very important in fighting viruses and bacteria in the body.
If you are interested in any of these treatments, please contact us for a free initial consultation. We will be happy to discuss your options, costs, and what may be appropriate treatments for you.