High Dose Vitamin C Infusion
“Vitamin C is essential to life itself. We can’t live without it, and our bodies can’t make any of it.”
High Dose Vitamin C Infusions are a direct path to better health. This is done by having the nutrients you need to be delivered directly into your system through intravenous (IV) therapy.
It is the only process that ensures up to 100% absorption – it is an amazing way to enhance your immune system and well-being. That means you can support your adrenal glands, maintain energy levels, improve and protect your skin, strengthen tendons and bones.
We are committed to giving top quality IV vitamin C infusions for nutritional support, detox & fatigue. They are also an excellent way to prevent future health problems. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals. It also works with enzymes to play a key role in making collagen.
High dose vitamin C is especially useful any time you are under greater than usual amounts of stress, feeling excessive fatigue, when your immune system needs bolstering to fight acute or chronic viral and bacterial infections, when your skin needs to be restored to glowing conditions such as after sun damage or surgery and to help improve the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy like fatigue, nausea and vomiting.
Deprived of vitamin C, your body falls apart at the very root. In extreme cases you end up with a condition called scurvy that involves bleeding, hair and tooth loss, joint pain and swelling, and eventually death.
Fortunately, even small amounts of vitamin C from foods like oranges and lemons prevents this condition. Unfortunately, food and oral supplements usually aren’t enough to achieve optimal health. More than 1 in 3 people take daily vitamin supplements and while we know they are beneficial, few people realise the actual benefits of taking vitamin C. Only about 18% of the vitamin C we consume is absorbed by our bodies. However, when it’s delivered by IV, vitamin C is 100% bio available.
Intravenous delivery of vitamin C can bypass the gut metabolism and excretion pathway, resulting in serum levels that are 100 to 500 times higher than serum levels after oral ingestion.
In addition to immune support, anti-ageing, energy enhancement, and improved athletic and mental performance, general well-being is one of the biggest reasons people choose to have High Dose Vitamin C infusions.
Vitamin C has such broad applications because it is a key factor in collagen production (skin, blood vessels, ligaments and bones), adrenalin and carnitine synthesis (energy), it directly boosts the immune system, and it has a potent antioxidant function.
Collagen is the structural protein found in all animal tissue. It holds our muscles to our bones, provides structural support for veins and arteries, and more.
Vitamin C is required for collagen synthesis along with the amino acids proline and lysine. When you don’t have enough collagen, you may have thin skin and weaker blood vessels, bones, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to aneurysms (blood vessel wall thinning), possible stroke, and even the ruptured ligaments and tendons commonly seen in sports injuries.
High doses of vitamin C when administered by IV can bolster skin and connective tissue and prevent these outcomes.
Vitamin C is required in the breakdown of fat for energy use. It takes part in the synthesis of a molecule called carnitine which serves as a shuttle bringing fats into the mitochondria in our cells for energy production.
This means it can have a powerful influence on our energy levels. For example, a 2011 scientific study showed high dose (10 grams) vitamin C given by IV reduced fatigue in office workers after 2 hours and continued its effect for 24 hours.
Vitamin C may have a direct effect against infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and even cancer cells. At very high doses it can generate hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) which may account for this effect.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect cell structures like collagen, proteins, and DNA from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are common in high stress states, chronic illness and infections.
Research has shown that the antioxidant properties of vitamin C can reduce the severity of symptoms associated with H1N1 influenza virus and is considered an important add-on therapy in surviving the flu.
Everybody knows Vitamin C is ‘good for you’ but very few actually realize how good.
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