LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — We're all washing our hands more often these days to protect ourselves from getting sick. There's also social distancing plus face masks. Now a local doctor is offering up another safety measure to boost your immune system and ultimately improving your mental health.
TIMES OF IMMENSE STRESS
Dr. Kaveh Kashani says a strong immune system is your number one defense against getting sick. And right now your defense might be down.
"Since we're in times of immense stress and our body being overstressed, the vitamin C is usually depleted in our bodies," says Dr. Kashani.
MEGADOSES OF VITAMIN C
He's Medical Director of Novuskin Medical Spa on South Rainbow. He's a big believer in healthy eating, lots of water and taking your vitamins.
"The vitamins are mostly megadoses of vitamin C... and megadoses of vitamin B and trace minerals," says Dr. Kashani.
BOOST YOUR ENERGY
But what he's offering, packs a bigger punch. Dr. Kashani is administering an IV his office calls, Immunity Defense Infusion Therapy, an added layer of protection against COVID-19.
"This is something you can take that will boost your energy and protect you from lower immune states and viral bacterial infections," says Dr. Kashani.
During our visit, his office wasn't open to the public yet. So Novuskin employee Nina Marie showed us how it's done.
"I definitely feel energized immediately afterwards," says Nina Marie.
HELPS ME GET THROUGH THE DAY
She says she's been getting the therapy on a regular basis for about 7 months.
"I have this thing called Thalassemia. I get tired more than regular people. So for me, being energized really helps me get through my day," says Nina Marie.
She says she's also seen a difference when flying out of town before the pandemic.
I HAVEN'T GOTTEN SICK
"I do travel often. I love traveling. I haven't gotten sick on a plane. So I definitely know it's helping for sure," says Nina Marie.
Keep in mind, there's no guarantees here. This procedure is just boosting your body's natural defenses against infection.
"If it fits within your budget and you have some time for it, I fully recommend," says Dr. Kashani.
Insurance does *not* cover this optional procedure. The cost starts at about $100 for each infusion, which is recommended at least once a month.