At Lone Star IV Medics, we want our patients to be the healthiest versions of themselves. We strive to help people in all the areas we serve get the nutrients and fluids they need to feel their best — and that means getting adequate amounts of zinc.
About 12% of Americans don’t get enough zinc in their diet, and this can lead to issues like hair loss, diarrhea, mental fatigue, and much more. If you’ve experienced these symptoms, a zinc IV might be just the thing to replenish your system and help you feel as good as new.
What is Zinc?
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a key role in many bodily processes. Zinc helps support your immune system when you’re under the weather and encourages a healthy, functioning metabolism. It also helps cuts, scrapes, and other wounds heal quickly, and it even affects your sense of taste and smell. You can get zinc from foods like oysters, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, and some fortified cereals.
Our Best Selling Package With Zinc
The Myers' Cocktail IV includes zinc and is our best selling package. We come to you to administer this IV anywhere in our service areas throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area.
The Benefits of Zinc IVs
While some people may get enough zinc from their daily diets, others (like vegetarians or vegans) may need supplements or zinc therapy to keep their bodies at optimal levels. Pregnant women also need plenty of zinc, as this mineral is critical to support the growing baby. You can even use zinc IV treatments to help your immune system when you feel sick.
What happens when you get a zinc drip from Lone Star IV Medics? Our skilled and professional team of healthcare providers will send zinc and saline directly into your bloodstream, where your body can absorb it quickly and effectively. This allows you to reap all kinds of zinc IV benefits, including:
- Reduced inflammation
- Clearer skin
- Maintained vision health
- Faster wound healing
- A robust immune system to fight colds and flu
You can get a zinc IV in our Myers’ Cocktail or combine it with one of our additional add-ins for a unique blend that meets your health needs.
Lowered Risk of Deficiency
IV therapy with zinc may help people who have an increased risk of zinc deficiency. They may not receive enough in their diet or can't absorb it as well as others. Zinc IV therapy delivers zinc directly to the bloodstream to get around these obstacles. These conditions and situations can make it harder to get enough zinc:
- Vegan or vegetarian diet: Meat products provide a large amount of zinc. As a result, people who don't eat meat can have more difficulty getting the mineral in their diet. Plant-based zinc sources also don't absorb into the body as well as meat-based sources.
- Pregnancy: Pregnancy causes an increased need for zinc to support the developing fetus.
- Digestive disorders and gastrointestinal surgery: Health conditions and procedures that affect the gastrointestinal system can increase someone's risk of zinc deficiency. They decrease the amount of zinc absorbed and increase the amount lost in urine.
Zinc may also help you recover from a cold faster. Research shows that people who take zinc during a cold have reduced symptoms and a faster recovery. Since zinc has a critical role in immune function, it also improves immunity for people with deficiencies.
Your body needs zinc to create new cells, especially fiber-like tissues and collagen in your skin. Zinc can help with wound healing by helping these types of cells regenerate after an injury. People with zinc deficiencies who have skin ulcers may also benefit from a zinc supplement such as an IV.
Maintaining Vision in Older Age
Older people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that causes gradual vision loss, may also benefit from zinc. It can slow the disease's progression for better vision. In some cases, it can even lower the risk of developing advanced AMD.
Getting extra zinc may also result in clearer skin. Since zinc supports tissue health and reduces inflammation, it has a potential link to acne reduction. Studies show a link to acne reduction for both oral and topical zinc, meaning non-topical forms of zinc such as an IV may help.
By reducing oxidative stress and inflammatory proteins, zinc can reduce your risk of chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation in the body can lead to an increased risk of severe chronic diseases. By reducing chronic inflammation, zinc can help contribute to your overall well-being.
Schedule an In-Home Zinc IV in Texas
Whether you’re a vegan looking to up your health and wellness routine, a mom-to-be giving her growing baby the very best, or someone hoping to nip a developing cold in the bud, zinc therapy can be a great way to help your body be the healthiest it can be. And when you get your IV treatment from Lone Star IV Medics, it’s even better!
Our professional and highly-trained healthcare providers are proud to provide service across Texas, offering top-quality ingredients and superior service from one home to the next. You can learn more about our team here.