High doses of vitamin C can have some truly remarkable positive effects on the body. One of the biggest benefits however is the ability to reach much higher blood levels of the vitamin, sometimes 70 to 100 times higher than taking vitamin C orally. Our gastrointestinal tract can only handle so much vitamin C before it begins to cause a flushing effect, aka diarrhea. The beauty of intravenous vitamin C is the ability to bypass the intestinal tract all together which allows for much higher levels of the vitamin, therefore making it more effective. Here’s a short list of some of the great benefits that vitamin C affords the human body:
- Your immune system naturally produces hydrogen peroxide in response to infections and disease. High doses of vitamin C kick this natural process into high gear. Hydrogen peroxide acts as an oxidant, helping to destroy foreign invaders & cancerous cells.
- High dose vitamin C is effective for gout because it helps to break up uric acid crystals, thus reducing the severity and frequency of gout flare ups.
- Vitamin C is a great anti-viral and a strong immune system booster.
- A study at the Riordan Clinic in Wichita Kansas found that high doses of vitamin C helped reduce the amount of Epstein-Barr antibodies present in the blood. 32 out of the 35 participants showed improvement.
- Vitamin C helps absorb iron. Consuming just 100mg can help iron absorption by 67%.
- Helps lower your risk of heart disease.
- Helps lower blood pressure by relaxing the vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
- Vitamin C is required in the production of collagen (think skin, hair, nails, etc).
- Can help alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
We offer two different high doses of vitamin C at Elevation Hydration: 25 grams and 50 grams.
These infusions do take slightly longer than our standard menu, so plan on just a bit more time for a high dose vitamin C infusion. We still provide the comfy chair, a relaxed environment, good movies & warm blankets though. Click the link below to schedule your high dose vitamin C infusion and #elevateyourlife and your immune system!
Schedule here for the most affordable high dose vitamin C rates in the state!!