Vitamin C is a vital, powerful antioxidant and required for the synthesis of collagen. We can maintain on low levels obtained for food to avoid scurvy. Unfortunately, food and oral supplements usually aren’t enough to achieve optimal health. Absorption of oral Vitamin C is variable, but is reported as low at 18%. Also, the intestine only tolerate 3,000 to 6,000mg to be taken orally before it causes cramping and diarrhea. Vitamin C IV is 100% bioavailable. Using Vitamin C IV from 12.5mg to 50mg doses can be helpful for several conditions.
1. Collagen Production
Collagen is the structural protein found in all tissues. Collagen holds us together, our skin, muscles, bones, veins and more. Vitamin C is essential in collagen production. Therefore, Vitamin C is required for the maintenance of normal connective tissues, wound healing and bone remodeling.
When you don’t have enough collagen, you may have thin skin and weaker blood vessels, bones, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to ageing skin, slow wound and bone healing, aneurysms (blood vessel wall thinning), and damaged ligaments and tendons.
High doses of vitamin C when administered by IV can bolster skin, ligament, tendon, bone and vascular repair through collagen production.
2. Energy Production
Vitamin C is required in the breakdown of fat for energy use. It takes part in the synthesis of L-carnitine which shuttles fats into our mitochondria for energy production. As well, Vitamin C is essential to create adrenal hormones for energy and neurotransmitters for focus. Vitamin C is depleted during high stress and it is important to replete vitamin C level during times of high stress.