Vitamin C IV therapy is sweeping the nation right now – especially as we sit on the brink of another flu season! People are jumping on board the Vitamin C train hoping to increase their immunity, feel more energy, prevent heart disease and even to fight cancer!
Is Vitamin C IV therapy right for you? Let’s take a look at the evidence!
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a water soluble vitamin found in food – specifically in fruits and vegetables. It is essential for survival (ever hear of scurvy? That’s low vitamin C!) but humans are unable to make vitamin C on their own, so we must get it from food or supplementation.
Did you know? Humans, monkeys and guinea pigs are the only animals that can’t make their own vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, and helps the body perform many essential processes such as synthesizing proteins and collagen. It also helps your body absorb iron, and is an essential component of the immune system.
Taking Vitamin C to prevent a cold isn’t just an old wive’s tale – vitamin C is essential to the function of the immune system. But don’t just take vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on – studies show your best bet is regular supplementation!
Vitamin C also plays a role in iron absorption, making it vital for anyone fighting anemia or low iron. Studies show that vitamin C may improve iron absorption by 67%!
This is where the research around vitamin C get really exciting! There are quite a few studies showing that high doses of vitamin C result in a decrease in cancer cell proliferation for 6 different cancers: prostate, pancreatic, hepatocellular, colon, mesothelioma and neuroblastoma.
Definitely do your research and consult with your doctor – some chemotherapy drugs may interact with vitamin C.
Many studies have drawn a strong correlation between vitamin C consumption and brain health. In fact, people with dementia commonly have low levels of vitamin C.
The link between vitamin C, gout and uric acid levels is well established. A 20-year study of over 45,000 men found that those who supplemented with vitamin C had a 44% lower gout risk.
In a word, yes. Oral vitamin C is quite effective, and is sufficient for many of the common benefits of vitamin C supplementation. However, your digestive system will only allow your blood vitamin C levels to get up to a certain point before it starts flushing vitamin C out of your body.
Vitamin C IV therapy is the only way to bypass digestion and get blood serum levels of vitamin C high enough to potentially impact things like cancer cells and cholesterol.
If you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona area, you’re in luck! AZ IV Medics is a mobile IV therapy company bringing vitamin C IV therapy straight to your home, office or hotel! Contact us now!
1 liter of IV fluids plus IV vitamin C is $125. We offer many other add-ins and options to make the most out of our IV therapy treatment – check out our IV Therapy Packages page for more details about everything we offer!
We have experienced medics & RNs all over Phoenix – near you – ready to come to your home or office & help you feel better. Contact us now to feel better fast!