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    The Research and Science Behind IV Vitamin C

      |  Jan 27, 2023

    Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in many physiological processes in the body. It is an essential nutrient that cannot be produced by the body, and therefore must be obtained through diet or supplements. Some of the most common sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, and leafy greens.

    Vitamin C has a wide range of functions in the body, including acting as an antioxidant, helping to form collagen, and supporting the immune system. Maintaining adequate Vitamin C levels is important for overall health, and research studies show that Vitamin C supplementation can be beneficial for a variety of conditions including lower blood pressure, lowered risk markers of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk of respiratory infections, and others.

    Furthermore, research has shown that very high doses of Vitamin C can have a therapeutic effect on different conditions, especially those involving inflammation as a root cause. Inflammation is a natural response to injury, infection, or irritation, but when it becomes chronic, it can lead to a host of health issues, such as fatigue, brain fog and muscle and joint aches. Long term inflammation can predispose to diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

    To achieve these high doses, typically above 15 grams, the Vitamin C must be delivered intravenously, as taking in this much Vitamin C orally would not be possible.

    There is now a variety of research that demonstrates that IV Vitamin C can lower inflammation and drive a wide range of health benefits. 

    Inflammation is very common today due to triggers in our environment, like diet and stress, and is also generally associated with the aging process. A Vitamin C IV Drip can be very effective at reducing inflammation as evidenced through the aforementioned studies. Treatment plans to reduce inflammation should be set by a physician depending on your health. Typical treatment plans are about six infusions over a 2-3 month period.

    The goal of a course of IV Vitamin C therapy is to rapidly reduce inflammation, so that other long term measures to sustain lowered inflammation, such as diet, exercise and other lifestyle improvements can take hold.

    IV Vitamin C is generally very safe and well tolerated. However, there are some individuals who should not receive IV Vitamin C therapy. These include people with G6PD deficiency, a rare blood disorder, who can suffer a reaction to IV Vitamin C. Also, people with significant heart, kidney, or liver problems may not be good candidates for IV therapy. You should discuss IV Vitamin C therapy or any therapy with a physician before getting started.

    You can book your IV Vitamin C therapy at Modern Age today. One of our clinicians will help you create a treatment plan that’s right for you. If you'd like more guidance on which IV therapy is best for you, schedule a free consultation with one of our clinicians today!