Although vitamin C is most commonly associated with recovering from a cold, this vitamin can help with a wide range of health goals. Vitamin C drips in NYC bring the benefits of this antioxidant to you wherever you are, on your time and schedule.
- Vitamin C is an important antioxidant vitamin involved in many processes throughout your body, including your immune health, wound healing, and more.
- Low levels of vitamin C can lead to fatigue, weakness, swollen gums, and other symptoms.
- Delivery vitamin C drips in NYC are a fast and convenient way to ensure you get enough of this antioxidant when you need it most.
What is Vitamin C and Why do We Need It?
L-ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C, is an antioxidant vitamin that your body does not naturally produced. This means you need to get vitamin C from food, drink, or dietary supplements.
As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps prevent the damage caused by free radicals that lead to cellular and DNA damage. Vitamin C also plays an important part in the production of collagen, which is a type of connective tissue that assists with wound healing. Vitamin C also has a role in metabolizing proteins to convert food into energy.
Without vitamin C, your body cannot properly synthesize collagen, metabolize proteins, or perform various other important functions throughout your body.
When you do not get enough vitamin C, you can develop a deficiency. Vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy, a very rare condition in the US. A vitamin C inadequacy is more common. An inadequacy of this vitamin occurs when your intake is enough to avoid scurvy but below the recommended 10mg/day. A mild vitamin C deficiency may cause fatigue, weakness, nosebleeds, and swollen or bleeding gums.
Most people can get a sufficient amount of vitamin C through their diet or supplementation. However, individuals with malabsorption issues, smokers, or people who do not eat a variety of fruits and vegetables may have a vitamin C inadequacy.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin C IV Therapy?
You’ve probably heard the recommendation to beef up your vitamin C intake when you want to prevent a cold or the flu or recover from illness faster. This is because your body produces excess free radicals – unpaired molecules that cause cellular damage – when you’re under the weather. Your body can process them given time, but an antioxidant such as vitamin C can help your body get rid of free radicals faster. Antioxidants work by pairing with these molecules, stopping the damage, and finally helping your body get rid of them.
Oral vitamin C supplements are easy to obtain from your local pharmacy and drug store, so you may be wondering why you should consider getting vitamin C IV therapy.
Oral supplements need to first be processed by your digestive system before they reach your cells. This means that the relative bioavailability (the amount of a vitamin your body can actually use) of oral supplements is low.
IV therapy, on the other hand, is administered directly into your bloodstream. Not only is 100% of the dose available for your body to use, but your cells also have immediate access to the benefits of vitamin C. In addition to these benefits, IV therapy contains a hydrating saline solution that helps flush out the toxins and free radicals that contribute to cellular damage.
Whether regular or high dose, vitamin C IV therapy is generally well tolerated, meaning there are few, if any, side effects.
- Help you reduce your risk of getting a cold or the flu
- Help you recover from a cold faster
- Help your body produce collagen to improve wound healing
- Improve your body’s ability to absorb iron
- Help treat cancer (especially high-dose vitamin C)
- Prevent or delay the onset of cardiovascular disease
What is the Difference Between Regular and High-Dose Vitamin C?
You may have heard about high-dose vitamin C, but what’s the difference between a regular and high dose? As you may have guessed, it all comes down to the amount that is being given in a single dose.
The upper tolerability level of vitamin C supplements varies by age but is generally 2000mg/day for adults. Patients receiving high-dose vitamin C outside of cancer treatment may receive up to 2g per dose. In cancer trials, high doses of vitamin C vary from 1.5g per kilogram of body weight to 100g per infusion several times per week, depending on the study.
High-dose vitamin C is most often used as an adjunctive therapy to help treat cancer, but it has also been studied as a treatment for the common cold. Drip Hydration offers high-dose vitamin C as part of our Myer’s cocktail to help speed along your recover from a cold or the flu.
Natural Sources of Vitamin C
While boosting your vitamin C levels is as easy as grabbing a supplement from the store or ordering a direct-delivery IV, you may be wondering about natural sources of vitamin C. Most individuals can get an adequate amount of Vitamin C through the food they eat. Some of the highest natural food sources of vitamin C include:
- Citrus fruit
- Bell peppers
Direct-Delivery Vitamin C Drips in NYC with Drip Hydration
Our vitamin C drips in NYC can help ensure that you get enough of this essential vitamin. We make it easy to get vitamin therapy by bringing your appointment directly to you whether you’re at the gym, office, home, or somewhere else. Our IV treatments are a fast and convenient way to get the benefits of vitamin infusions and generally last between 30 – 45 minutes.
In addition to our IVs, we offer select add-ons such as anti-nausea or anti-inflammatory medications, glutathione shots, and B12 shots to provide further benefits and help you feel your best.
If you want to know more about our treatments or the places we service, give us a call! We’ll be happy to answer anything you’d like to know about vitamin C drips in NYC.