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High Dose Vitamin C

We’ve all grown up with the myth that Vitamin C can prevent the common cold. When we fear a cold is coming on, we drink plenty of orange juice and take vitamin C supplements. There is some truth that vitamin C can help, but studies don’t show it as a miracle cure.

Vitamin C is not to be discounted, however. Like all vitamins, it is essential for normal growth and nutrition. Your body can’t make it, so you need to get it from food or dietary supplements. 

According to the National Institutes of Health,  the body needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. It acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals, like cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.

The average adult male requires 90 mg of vitamin C each day, and an adult woman needs 75 mg. 

High-dose Vitamin C

There may be times when your body can benefit from high-dose vitamin C. 

According to the National Cancer Institute, when given by intravenous (IV) infusion, vitamin C can reach higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. 

The benefits are many.

The most exciting news about intravenous, high-dose vitamin C is that studies show it can benefit cancer patients. 

Nearly all studies show improved quality of life for cancer patients by minimizing pain and protecting normal tissues from toxicity caused by chemotherapy. 

Studies also show that it can possibly boost the effectiveness of other cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy, or reduce treatment side effects.

New research supports the notion that high dose C delivers cancer-suppressing hydrogen peroxide deep within the body where it kills vulnerable cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed. In combination  High dose Vitamin C with alpha-lipoic acid reduced significantly the cytotoxic threshold

Other benefits of high-dose vitamin C

Researchers state that when vitamin C is delivered by IV, it is 100% bioavailable. That means you can support your adrenal glands, maintain energy levels, improve and protect your skin, strengthen tendons and bones, and boost your immune system. Here are some other benefits.

  • Decrease inflammation related to autoimmune disease such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lower the risk of heart disease
  • Reduce stress 

  • Increase collagen production

  • Fortify cell structure, proteins, and DNA

  • Decrease symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus

  • Decrease fatigue

  • Increase energy levels

  • Support your immune system and defend against infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells

  • Remove damage caused by environmental pollutants

Intravenous high-dose vitamin C isn’t needed by everyone, but it is extremely helpful for those who are fighting disease or trying to improve their overall general health. 

Before starting high dose Vitamin C therapy, G6PD level is checked. G6PD is an enzyme necessary to process Vitamin C.  If its abnormal patients won’t be able to receive high dose vitamin C because hemolytic anemia may occur.

Our team at the Illuminate Wellness Center is trained and ready to guide you to a treatment package that meets your specific needs. We are here to help you improve the quality of your health, and your life. Please give us a call today.