We all know to drink orange juice when we get sick, and many of us run to the store to buy vitamins at the first sign of a cold, but most of us don’t know the extent of the positive effect vitamin C can have on our health.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which performs a variety of functions when introduced to the body. Studies show that vitamin C may protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
In fact, the most recent study published in Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine revealed a growing list of benefits from Vitamin C.
Unfortunately, the human body doesn’t produce vitamin C naturally. While we can get Vitamin C from food or supplements, they may not provide the amount of vitamin C necessary to make an impact on our health.
High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C
In addition to showing the increased benefits of vitamin C, the study also revealed that the ideal dosage may be higher than the recommended dietary allowance.
“The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, and eye health,” says study researcher Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan. Moyad also notes that, “the ideal dosage may be higher than the recommended dietary allowance.” That means that although vitamin C is very beneficial, it’s very difficult to ingest enough of it to have optimal impact.
Intravenous (IV) Infusion
Fortunately, when taken by intravenous (IV) infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. According to the National Cancer Institute, studies suggest that higher levels of vitamin C delivered via IV infusion may cause the death of cancer cells.
In fact, high-dose vitamin C has been researched as a cancer treatment since the 1970s, and frequently given to patients suffering from infections, fatigue, and cancers like breast cancer in recent years.
How does it work?
Over fifty years ago it was suggested that cancer was a disease of changes in connective tissue caused by a lack of vitamin C. In the 1970s, researchers proposed that high-dose ascorbic acid could help build a resistance to disease or infection. Today it is believed that the level of vitamin C that collects in the bloodstream is dependent upon the way it is taken.
While vitamin C can be taken by mouth, much higher blood levels can be reached via IV infusion.
At Dayton Dandes Medical Center we provide Intravenous Vitamin C infusions in office. There is no hospital stay required, and patients can return home in just a couple of hours.
Typically patients receive 2 to 3 treatments per week. The duration of depends on the individual, and the body’s responsiveness. Doses are customized to fit each patient’s needs.
Contact us to schedule your intravenous vitamin C infusion today! Have questions? Give us a call or post in the comment section below. Our friendly staff is happy to provide additional information. Don’t forget to share this information with your friends on Facebook!
Cancer.gov: National Cancer Institute.“High Dose Vitamin C”
Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: US National Library of Medicine.“High-Dose Vitamin C”
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