• Michelle Wallweber

IV Fluids & COVID 19

Updated: Jun 28



COVID -19 has taken the world by storm and is globally deemed a significant threat to human life. It is caused by an infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The infection induces pathological responses including increased inflammation, oxidative stress, and cell death.


Researchers are continuously looking for ways to reduce the severity of COVID-19. One such means is the infusion of Vitamin C and the powerful antioxidant, glutathione (GSH).


Vitamin C is currently making headlines in the fight against COVID-19.


Vitamin C is one of the most effective antioxidants, but also a co-factor of many enzymatic processes that affect the immune and nervous system, blood circulation and energy metabolism. COVID-19 patients, like other critically ill patients e.g. with pneumonia, very often show severe deficiency of the antioxidant vitamin C.


Using IV high dose vitamin C helps improve oxygenation, decrease inflammatory markers, and aid in faster recovery since it goes straight into the bloodstream. Because it skips the stomach and intestines, vitamin C in the blood rises to very high levels rapidly. High vitamin C levels may create free radicals that destroy viruses and bacteria. It also renews the body’s antioxidant protection which is important since serious infections can use up our body’s vitamin C and other antioxidants very quickly.


Glutathione, a weapon for COVID recovery.


A common denominator in all conditions associated with COVID-19 appears to be the imbalance of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excess oxygen radicals can overwhelm the antioxidant capacity which can lead to cell toxicity. This resulting damage or “oxidative stress” is associated with a number of cellular dysfunctions and disease.


Low levels of glutathione (GSH) could be a major cause of the excessive inflammatory response in severe COVID-19. Glutathione has the function of “master antioxidant” in all tissues that help resist oxidative stress, so restoring GSH levels could reduce the number of symptomatic patients.


IV infusions are being used for a wide variety of health concerns.


From boosting immunity to health optimization, The Drip Factor has a formulation to address your needs. Not sure if IV Therapy is right for you? Call or email for a consultation: 314-495-8821, Info@dripfactor.net.


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