Your health and the health of your immune system are things that should always be prioritized. Taking care of your body and getting the proper vitamins and nutrients is key to living a long and healthy life. Sometimes, however, we don’t always have the ability to get the right vitamins and minerals for our bodies, and we may find ourselves lacking in certain ones. Vitamin C is one of the major vitamins that are essential for many of our bodily functions, as well as a healthy immune system. However, it is also one that can be easy to become deficient in. That’s where Vitamin C IV Therapy comes in. This IV treatment is a quick way to get a boost of vitamin C that you may otherwise be lacking in your diet.
How Does Vitamin C IV Therapy Work?
This simple procedure allows the body to take in vitamin C without having to worry about getting it from supplements or your diet. In fact, Vitamin C IV therapy works faster than obtaining vitamin C through diet alone, and can be much more effective than getting it through a traditional supplement.
Vitamin C IV Therapy is given through a slow and steady IV drip, thereby facilitating a more direct route for the vitamin C to flow into the bloodstream. Also, since it is being administered through an IV rather than through diet or supplements, a higher dose can be comfortably given, allowing the body to make use of more vitamin C than that which can be absorbed through diet and supplements alone.
What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin C IV Therapy?
Vitamin C IV Therapy is one of the best ways to get a boost of vitamin C into your body. Vitamin C is known for a wide range of health benefits, including being high in antioxidants, which can help in the fight against harmful free radicals. Vitamin C is also known for its ability to help the body absorb iron, as well as its ability to promote wound healing and assist with collagen production.
Vitamin C IV Therapy is often provided for those who are looking for assistance with the following:
- Protection against heart disease
- Immune system support and health
- Antioxidant support
- Improved eye health
- Improved skin health
- Anti-inflammatory properties
Many individuals who are looking for support in these areas can benefit from a boost of Vitamin C. A boost of vitamin C can also be given for individuals who are dealing with certain health health issues, or just a desire to remain proactive in their goals for general wellness and longevity.
- Skin concerns, such as rashes, eczema, etc.
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- A lower immune system
- Eye and vision health
- Common cold, flu, or other viral illness
- Bacterial infections
- General wellness
Signs Of Vitamin C Deficiency
While there are times that the signs of Vitamin C Deficiency may not present themselves clearly, there are other times when they are more obvious. Here are some of the most common signs of vitamin C deficiency:
- Skin that has a rough and bumpy texture
- Body hair that bends or has coil-like shapes
- Hair follicles that have a bright red appearance
- Spoon shaped fingernails
- Red lines or dots present on fingernails
- SKin that bruises easily
- Dry skin
- Wounds that are slow to heal
- Swollen and painful joints
- Weak and brittle bones
- Bleeding and infected gums
- Tooth loss and excessive tooth decay
- Poor immunity against illnesses
- Mood disorders
- Poor sleep
- Weight gain
While these can be symptoms of other disorders and conditions, having several of them can often be a marker for vitamin C deficiency and can be treated with a boost of vitamin C.
Vitamin C IV Therapy FAQ
How is Vitamin C IV Therapy Different Than Oral Vitamin C Supplements?
When you take an oral vitamin C supplement, it has to pass through your stomach and digestive system. This causes the vitamin C supplement to lose some of its potency and will only give you a fraction of the vitamin C that the supplement promises. However, when you receive Vitamin C IV Therapy, you will get the same amount of vitamin C that is offered, as it is delivered directly to your bloodstream. This makes IV therapy more effective than oral supplements.
Is Vitamin C IV Therapy Safe?
IV therapy in general is considered a safe form of treatment, and that also goes for Vitamin C infusion. Studies have been done over the years about how much vitamin C the body can benefit from, and it has been found to be safely tolerated, even in higher doses.
What Should I Expect During My Vitamin C IV Therapy Session?
When you arrive at the office for your vitamin C IV therapy, you can expect to be relaxed and comfortable. You will be seated in a comfortable chair and our friendly staff will tell you about the procedure, and explain what they are doing step-by-step. Once the IV is inserted, you can relax and read a book, use your phone, watch a movie, listen to music, or even close your eyes and fall asleep. Some individuals find that they are even able to work during their treatment. Overall, the IV therapy should take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours, so be sure to have some form of entertainment with you. Once the treatment is complete, you may feel better than you did before you started. Depending on the condition you are treating with Vitamin C IV Therapy, you may need more than one treatment.