High Dose Vitamin C
An essential vitamin with a lot of healing power
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is an essential water-soluble micronutrient which the human body cannot create on its own. Due to this it must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Vitamin C is arguably the most effective antioxidant in our blood, due to its water solubility and to the extensive range of radical oxygen species it is able to scavenge. Many know this precious vitamin to be useful for improving the immune system and preventing the common cold but it is also great for a vast array of health issues including, high blood pressure, stroke, cancers, atherosclerosis, inflammation, and obesity.
High dose Intravenous Vitamin C therapy has been used to treat cancer patients since as early as the 1970’s. With bodies of evidence showing the treatments’ effectiveness, healthcare practitioners around the world now regularly administer high dose Vitamin C to patients, often to treat cancer, infections, and fatigue. Just a moderate deficiency in Vitamin C can produce symptoms of poor stress tolerance, easy bruising, fatigue, skin wrinkling, gingivitis, dry hair or skin, joint pain, and a weak immune system.
The fact that vitamin C is fundamental for so many functions in the body makes it essential to maintain proper levels for optimal health. Intravenous injections of Vitamin C can regulate nutrient levels, and high dose injections can be used to combat many illnesses. High Dose Vitamin C infusions are also a great way to combat the effects of stress.
Oral supplementation of Vitamin C is often adequate in healthy individuals with healthy digestive systems. Some individuals experience nausea and stomach upset when taking oral supplements. With ill patients IV injection is a much more effective means of administration because having Vitamin C absorbed directly into the bloodstream has the advantage of achieving blood levels of the vitamin 10 times higher compared to taking an oral supplement. For some conditions achieving therapeutic blood concentrations of the vitamin must be done through intravenous administration in order to attain high enough levels. Many cancers respond very well to High Dose Vitamin C Therapies since the molecule can be preferentially toxic to cancer cells.
If you are interested in learning whether IV Nutrition Therapy may be right for you please contact one of our medical staff to book a free consultation. You can also read our IV Nutrition ebook. At Emerald Wellness, we believe that the synergistic union of conventional medicine and well-researched integrative health therapies can be the best way to achieve positive patient outcomes. We are dedicated to educating our patients, and only recommend specific treatments when we firmly believe they are the right course of action for improving patient health and wellbeing. If we do not deem that IV Therapy is appropriate for your case we will let you know. If this therapy is deemed right for you we will do everything possible to make your treatment an informative and enjoyable experience.