What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body. It increases collagen production and is essential for boosting the immune system. It also plays a crucial role in preventing cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging. High levels of vitamin C have been associated with a lowered risk of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. Humans, unlike some animals, cannot synthesize vitamin C by themselves, so it must be ingested in another manner. Luckily it is easy enough to find in dietary supplements, IV infusions, and is readily available in many foods. Vitamin C is abundant in fruits and vegetables such as citrus, guavas, strawberries, bell peppers, kale, etc.
IV or Oral Supplements?
High doses of vitamin C taken orally do not have the same effect as an intravenous dose because much of it cannot be harnessed by the body and is expelled through urine, making it an ineffective method. The body regulates the intestinal absorption of vitamin C. Taking a high-dose of intravenous vitamin C increases the bioavailability that the body can use for biological processes such as healing itself. When it is infused directly into the bloodstream, it bypasses the digestive and metabolic system and has a 100% absorption rate by cells.
FOUR Benefits of High Dose Vitamin C IVs
- Essential nutrient is rapidly absorbed. Large doses of Vitamin C taken intravenously provide the body with this essential nutrient and ensure rapid delivery to the cells by administering the vitamin at a high concentration directly into the bloodstream.
- Alkalinizes the body. Vitamin C works to change the body to a more alkaline state, provideng an undesirable environment for unhealthy cells to thrive.
- Generates hydrogen peroxide intracellularly. Intravenous vitamin therapy provides the body with high doses of vitamin C which is a pro-oxidant that generates hydrogen peroxide intracellularly(1,2,3). Hydrogen Peroxide is a naturally occurring biochemical that preferentially kills unhealthy cells and leaves healthy cells unharmed.
- Toxins such as heavy metals, synthetic chemicals, and byproducts from poor digestion and infections overload our bodies, accumulate in our tissues, and block normal regulation. Intravenous vitamin C supports detoxification by converting toxins to harmless substances that are eliminated through the urine.