IV Vitamin C
Experience the Benefits of Intravenous Vitamin C
Intravenous Vitamin C is a preferred method of delivery for patients who need fast acting benefits from high doses of vitamin C. Vitamin C has been one of the most extensively studied vitamins and was popularized by the Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling.
Vitamin C is a necessary nutrient for human health and vitality and is a nutrient that we can NOT make on our own. Therefore we must consume it in our diet or take it in some other form.
Vitamin C is an essential part of many of the bodies key functions and can thus be used as a treatment if these functions are suboptimal. The following is a list of some of these key functions.
Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. This is the proposed mechanism in which vitamin C aids in recovery from injury or tissue damage. We have used it successfully to help speed recovery from surgery, recovery after an injury, and help prevent injury in predisposed individuals.
Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters are critical to brain function and are known to affect mood. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of carnitine, a small molecule that is essential for the transport of fat into cellular organelles called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to energy. Both of these pathways may be involved in the energy enhancement noted in clinical administration of I.V. vitamin C.
"Research also suggests that vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol to bile acids, which may have implications for blood cholesterol levels and the incidence of gallstones. Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant. Even in small amounts vitamin C can protect indispensable molecules in the body, such as proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species that can be generated during normal metabolism as well as through exposure to toxins and pollutants (e.g., cigarette smoke). Vitamin C may also be able to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin E. One recent study of cigarette smokers found that vitamin C regenerated vitamin E from its oxidized form.” -Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State
High doses of Vitamin C have been used in the treatment of cancer, immune enhancing or modulating(colds and flus to immuno-deficiencies), sports performance and recovery, and many forms of chronic disease to list a few.
Vitamin C delivered to the bloodstream in high concentrations could be a potent killer of cancer cells, especially some lymphomas, suggested researchers at the National Institute of Health.
- This was a laboratory study only, looking at the effects of high doses of vitamin C on cancerous and normal cells. The blood levels of ascorbate in this study could only be achieved in people with intravenous therapy, and not through diet.
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