An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the human body. Instead of knowing which cells in your body are foreign and which ones are your own, it gets confused and mistakes parts of your body as foreign. So what normally protects us against germs like bacteria and viruses, in turn, starts hurting us by releasing proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells.
There are more than 100 different types of autoimmune diseases. Some of the most common are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes.
Autoimmune disorders can make it difficult to absorb the proper nutritional substances that our body requires to help fight off illness. When our body is in an inflammatory state, the lining of the gut begins to leak the nutrients we take in by mouth. Consequently, you can become deficient in nutrients despite adequate oral intake. An alternative treatment option is intravenous infusions where the body directly receives the vitamins, hydration, and nutrients through your vascular system. With infusions, 100% of the nutrients can be absorbed by bypassing the gut.
At Spruce, we offer a variety of IV infusions targeted to treat symptoms of malabsorption while strengthening your immune system, which is especially important during the global coronavirus pandemic. Our Immune Boost IV offers a powerful blend of vitamins, essential trace minerals, and antioxidants proven to keep your immune system at its prime and peaked nutrient levels. We also recommend the well-known Myers Cocktails as well as our high-dose Vitamin C IV treatment. All IVs can be custom designed to add additional vitamins or cocktails to help target the symptoms you are experiencing by collaborating with our medical director and health specialists to ensure you are receiving the safest, quality, and efficient care.