Vitamin C IV

Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin found in fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits and green peppers. Ascorbic acid is a free radical, an antioxidant scavenger, and plays a major role in oxidation-reduction reactions. Ascorbic acid is a cofactor for enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of collagen (essential for tissue maintenance and repair), carnitine, and neurotransmitters. Humans cannot synthesize ascorbic acid endogenously and a lack of dietary intake can lead to scurvy. Vitamin C is most frequently used as a nutritional supplement, and has been used for a variety of ailments including the common cold, gum infections, acne, depression, fertility, and cancer; however, not all these claims have not been substantiated and vitamin C is not equivocally recommended for all these purposes. Recently there has been research coming out showing positive signs for high dose Vitamin C in the treatment of respiratory distress and as an adjunct in times of severe bodily stress. When taken by intravenous (IV) infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. Studies suggest that these higher levels of vitamin C can have beneficial effects for the body. Some of the more common conditions we have treated are the following:

  • Cold and Flu – Shortens both severity and duration of illness
  • Wound healing – Useful for post-cosmetic surgery cases
  • Depression – Vitamin C helps raise neurotransmitter levels
  • Fatigue – Revitalizes, boosts energy
  • Allergies – Vitamin C has antihistamine properties

We often encourage 1-4 g does in combination with our vitamin B IV's to provide a boost in effectiveness.

FAQ

1What is Vitamin C IV?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidative stress. It also works with enzymes to play a key role in making collagen. When taken by intravenous (IV) infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. Studies suggest that these higher levels of vitamin C may cause the death of cancer cells in the laboratory.
2What is IV?
Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the administration of liquid substances directly into a vein. It can be intermittent or continuous (a continuous administration is called an intravenous drip). The word intravenous means “within a vein” and is most commonly referred to as an IV. IV’s are the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. We know needles can be intimidating but our staff has the medical training to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
3How is Vitamin C IV given?
Infusions of 1-5 g are often utilized with wellness & prevention in mind. We use up to 30 g in specific cases or conditions, with doses of 100 g being administered with no side effects. Typically it takes about 30-45 minutes on average to administer a Vitamin C IV.
4When was Vitamin C IV first used?
High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for patients with cancer since the 1970s. A Scottish surgeon named Ewan Cameron worked with Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling to study the possible benefits of vitamin C therapy in clinical trials of cancer patients in the late 1970s and early 1980’s.
5Who can benefit from Vitamin C IV?
Some of the more common conditions we have treated are the following:
  • Cold and Flu – Shortens both severity and duration of illness
  • Wound healing – Useful for post-cosmetic surgery cases
  • Depression – Vitamin C helps raise neurotransmitter levels
  • Fatigue – Revitalizes, boosts energy
  • Allergies – Vitamin C has antihistamine properties
6What is the cost?
Currently, we charge $75 Cash. Insurance does not reimburse.