Health Benefits of Vitamin C

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Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Health Benefits of Vitamin C

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: What It Is and Why It Matters

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.

What Are Some Potential Benefits of Taking 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:

  • Vitamin C may increase your defense against chronic diseases and attacking illnesses like respiratory conditions and colds.
  • Vitamin C could reduce your risk of cardiovascular problems.
  • Vitamin C might make your gout symptoms less severe, or occur less routinely.
  • Vitamin C could assist in combating diseases of the brain such as dementia.
  • Vitamin C may lower your chances of being diagnosed with certain cancers.
  • Vitamin C could help your eyesight by lessening your likelihood of experiencing macular degeneration.
  • Vitamin C might assist in balancing your gastrointestinal system if you suffer from issues like constant stomach discomfort or digestive difficulties.

Can IV Therapy Be an Appropriate Way to Receive Vitamin C?

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

Matt Heistan
Matt Heistan
Matt is the CEO of AZ IV Medics. Matt has over 15 years of experience in the emergency medicine field. Matt attended Westwood High School, Scottsdale Community College, and the University of Maryland where he received a BS in Psychology. Matt is a 10-year USAF veteran and has been an EMT since 1999. After separating from the USAF, Matt was hired by the Peoria AZ Fire Dept. where he has worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for the last 10 years. Matt is a life-long athlete, from college football to powerlifting, to Crossfit, to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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