When you’re feeling rundown or beginning to suspect you’re getting a cold, you might find yourself wondering if you should increase your intake of Vitamin C.
It’s a good question! Vitamin C plays a vital role in keeping your system running smoothly. But does a boost of Vitamin C really make a difference?
To find out, let’s take a look at how Vitamin C affects your body.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is considered essential. However, it must come from outside sources like foods, vitamin pills, multivitamins or vitamin-rich IV drips. In fact, vitamin C is everywhere in the produce aisle, from kale and kiwi to spinach and strawberries.
Vitamin C promotes healing throughout your body. It also assists with the growth and performance of cartilage, muscle, blood and bone. Consequently, many healthcare practitioners and nutritionists encourage their patients to stay on top of their vitamin C intake.
Adults require 75-90 milligrams of Vitamin C each day to receive its many benefits. Over time, a diet that lacks Vitamin C leads not just to lowered overall wellness, but also to a debilitating and potentially fatal condition called scurvy.
Sailors long ago were frequently diagnosed with scurvy because they had few ways to incorporate Vitamin C into their meals. Today, scurvy is a rare occurrence because we’ve developed many ways for people around the world to gain access to foods and supplements containing vitamin C.
If you’re getting enough Vitamin C daily, you’re doing yourself a huge service. You may also gain other advantages, such as those listed below:
When administered by a certified, licensed health professional such as a paramedic, IV therapy can deliver Vitamin C and other essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes directly into the bloodstream.
At Arizona IV Medics, many of our most popular IV therapy packages already include Vitamin C. However, we have the ability to add more Vitamin C to any IV drip, giving you the opportunity to supply extra antioxidants into your system.
If you’re feeling under the weather or just seem to be dragging, IV vitamins may be a fast and convenient way to get you back on your feet. Contact AZ IV Medics to set up an at-home IV drip containing Vitamin C today.
Last Reviewed by Matt Heistan on September 1, 2020