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Benefits of Vitamin C IV Therapy

Benefits of Vitamin C IV Therapy

IV Therapy: The Benefits of Intravenous Vitamin C Treatments

Vitamin C IV therapy gives your body a high dose of Vitamin C to correct deficiencies, combat fatigue, boost your immune system, and give your skin a healthy, radiant glow.

Vitamin C is essential for good health, but many Americans aren’t getting sufficient daily Vitamin C. Since our bodies don’t make Vitamin C on their own, we rely on foods such as red bell peppers, strawberries, and oranges to supply us with this vital nutrient. Unfortunately, the standard American diet is deficient in many vitamins, making it difficult to get the amounts that you need for optimal health.

The small amount of Vitamin C that we do get from our diets is further diminished by our volatile GI tracts that only allow us to absorb a small percentage of the vitamins we get from food. 

The best way to get high doses of Vitamin C is through intravenous (IV) therapy. 

Absorbing your Vitamin C intravenously allows the vitamins to bypass your digestive system by injecting it directly into your bloodstream. This makes the vitamins available for your body to use immediately, so that you can start feeling better sooner!

Let’s talk about why Vitamin C is so beneficial, and why Vitamin C IV therapy is such an essential part of a great preventative healthcare regimen. 

Vitamin C IVs Boost Collagen Production

Collagen is a structural protein in your connective tissue and makes up about one-third of your body’s protein content. It is found in your tendons, blood vessels, skin, bones, heart valves, and even your teeth! Vitamin C boosts your collagen production, which means that it is vital for cardiovascular health. 

Additionally, better collagen production means better skin! Since Vitamin C is water-soluble, our bodies cannot store it. For optimal results, it is important to get Vitamin C IV treatments regularly to reap all of the benefits that this powerful nutrient has to offer.

Kill Cancer Cells

Vitamin C has powerful anti-cancer properties and has been shown to kill cancer cells when administered intravenously in high doses. Additionally, Vitamin C has been shown to protect the body against harsh cancer treatments such as chemotherapy that increase the levels of toxic compounds in the body. This means that Vitamin C not only attacks cancer cells but may also shield your body as it undergoes certain aggressive cancer treatments.

Fat Loss

Research shows that individuals who are deficient in Vitamin C have a harder time burning fat. In fact, those who do have adequate levels of Vitamin C oxidize 30% more fat during moderate exercise than their deficient counterparts.

If you are on a weight loss journey, regular Vitamin C IV therapy treatments may be able to give you a boost and get you closer to your weight loss goals!

Antioxidant Properties

The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C help to neutralize free radicals to protect the cells in your body and stimulate white blood cells to boost your immune system.

Free radicals cause widespread chain reactions to happen in your body as they react with other molecules. This process is called oxidation and can lead to inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps prevent free radicals from forming and causing disease-causing damage to your cells. 

Immune Support

We all know that we’re supposed to take Vitamin C when we get sick, but why is that? Vitamin C promotes the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for protecting your body against infections. Once white blood cells are created, Vitamin C also plays a role in protecting them from damage caused by free radicals, as we mentioned earlier. 

 

Additionally, Vitamin C may speed up wound healing times by improving collagen production. Collagen plays a role in wound healing by supporting the production of new blood vessels, attracting fibroblasts to the wounded area, and aiding in the re-epithelialization process.

 

Vitamin C deficiency has been linked to a number of health issues including:

 

  • Anemia
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhaustion
  • Swelling
  • Scurvy
  • Gum disease
  • Shortness of breath
  • Poor wound healing
  • Mood disorders

Vitamin C IV Therapy in Boston

At Five Journeys, we offer safe and effective Vitamin C IV therapy treatments in our comfortable facility in Boston. Our team is dedicated to making sure your visit is as relaxing and pleasant as possible so you can place all of your focus on your health and healing.

To enjoy the health benefits of intravenous Vitamin C, book online today to schedule your first IV therapy treatment!

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