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What is Vitamin C IV Used For? 

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body. It plays a significant role in overall bodily health; however, humans cannot produce Vitamin C independently. Therefore, it must be supplemented through food and other sources like a Vitamin C IV.

What is a Vitamin C IV?

Intravenous Vitamin C is a type of therapy that delivers Vitamin C directly into the bloodstream via an infusion through your vein. Vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when taken by mouth when taken by intravenous infusion. When Vitamin C is injected into the bloodstream, it avoids entering the digestive and metabolic systems. This delivery method allows for a 100% absorption rate at the cellular level. In contrast, Vitamin C consumed orally is expelled through urine. Vitamin C IV treatments can be used as a dietary supplement for nutritional deficiencies and complementary therapy to cancer treatments.

Benefits of Vitamin C IV Therapy

Vitamin C has been recognized as a potent vitamin and antioxidant that can aid various health problems and promote healing in the body. Benefits of Vitamin C IV Therapy include

Cancer Therapy Aid

When used alongside traditional chemotherapy treatments, studies indicate Vitamin C IV Therapy can effectively assist in treating many types of cancer by reducing toxicity levels in your body.

Chemotherapy uses powerful drugs to attack cancer cells. Unfortunately, these drugs can also affect normal, healthy cells, which cause side effects like fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, digestive issues, hair loss, and more. Vitamin C reduces toxicity levels in your body, thereby helping you tolerate a higher (and potentially more effective) dose of chemotherapy. In other words, Vitamin C IV Therapy allows chemotherapy drugs to attack cancer cells while protecting healthy cells and tissues.

Improved Mood and Antioxidant Effects

Disruptions in oxidation, a normal chemical process in your body, caused through stress, alcohol consumption, and smoking, can cause volatile and damaging molecules to form called free radicals. These molecules can harm your DNA, leading to health issues like cancer and cholesterol buildup on your blood vessels. It can also cause oxidative stress, which can cause depression and anxiety.

Research indicates that Vitamin C acts as an effective antioxidant. Taking Vitamin C IV treatments may help prevent this chemical process and stop free radicals from developing in your body.

Increased Iron Absorption

Iron transports oxygen throughout the body. It is also a crucial mineral to make red blood cells. Vitamin C aids in transforming unabsorbed iron into a form that the body can use. This can help reduce the risk of anemia in people with iron deficiency. One study showed that taking Vitamin C with a meal increased iron absorption by 67%.

Smoother Skin

Vitamin C is an essential component of skin health due to its antioxidant properties and its role in collagen production. The free radical fighting powers of Vitamin C may help keep wrinkles away while also preventing premature aging. When taken in an IV infusion, the added fluids in an IV can hydrate your skin, improving the absorption of Vitamin C.

Allergy Reduction

Vitamin C has been shown to help with allergies because it has an antihistaminic effect. Free radicals from the environment contribute to the cause of airway obstruction, like in asthma patients. Upping your Vitamin C intake through IV therapy may make managing these conditions a bit easier.

Improved Immune System

Vitamin C is a great way to combat a cold due to its antiviral properties. This improves the immune system’s ability to neutralize bacterial, viral, and even fungal infections. Your body can only absorb so much Vitamin C orally. IV therapy allows your body to benefit from higher doses of the vitamin without adverse effects.

Is Vitamin C IV Therapy Right for You?

If you think Vitamin C IV treatments are right for you, book a therapy session with Drip Hydration today. We offer mobile IV treatments – delivered on-demand to homes, offices, and hotels, and administered by certified nurses. Our IV infusions are mixed with essential fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and antioxidants, to quickly remedy various conditions. Contact us to book your treatment today.

Direct-Delivery Vitamin C Drips

Our vitamin C drips can help ensure you get enough of this essential vitamin. We make it easy to get vitamin therapy by bringing your appointment directly to you, whether at the gym, office, home, or elsewhere. Our IV treatments are a fast and convenient way to get the benefits of vitamin infusions and generally last between 30 - 45 minutes.

We also offer select add-ons such as a glutathione push, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 shots, and more to help you feel your best. Give us a call or book an appointment by clicking the button below.