Vitamin C is involved in collagen production, adrenalin and carnitine for energy, boosting the immune system and antioxidant functions.
- Vitamin C is vital. It is a powerful antioxidant and required for the synthesis of collagen. We can maintain 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 tolerates 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Vitamin C is involved in many parts of the immune system. First, Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells (WBC) protecting our body against infections. Second, Vitamin C helps the WBC function more effectively and protects them from damage. Third, Vitamin C helps tissues recover from infection. As above, the collagen production helps providing a protective skin and tissue barrier and healing of damage from infections.
- 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.
Cancer and Chemotherapy
- In cancer patients, IVC is known to improve the response to cancer therapies because it alleviates the effects of traditional therapies, improves appetite and helps patients remain more active