Vitamin C IV
Vitamin C IV
Vitamin C and Neurotransmitters
Did you know that Vitamin C:
- Is required for your body to make serotonin and other neurotransmitters?
- Is anti-inflammatory, and a potent antioxidant?
- Supports the immune system?
- Helps in some neurological diseases?
What’s so important about INTRAVENOUS Vitamin C? It’s so much easier to take a pill!
AN INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH OUR PHYSICIAN IS REQUIRED BEFORE IV THERAPY MAY BE ADMINISTERED.
- High dose Vitamin C given orally causes stomach upset and diarrhea (usually anything over 5 g/day causes problems).
- If you take megadoses of Vitamin C orally, not much is absorbed; most is excreted.
- IV administration results in much higher plasma and intracellular levels of Vitamin C than would be possible orally.
How much Vitamin C can be given safely via IV?
- Infusions of 10-20 g are given routinely. Doses of 100 g at a time have been given with no side effects.
Which conditions can treat effectively with intravenous Vitamin C?
- Cold and Flu – shortens both severity and duration of illness
- Wound healing – very useful for post-cosmetic surgery cases
- Depression – Vitamin C helps raise neurotransmitter levels
- Fatigue – revitalizes, boosts energy; best in combination with B-complex vitamins
- Allergies – Vitamin C has antihistamine properties
- Certain neurological conditions
We often give Vitamin C as a part of a combination intravenous nutrient therapy: Wellness IV/Myers’ Cocktail. This allows us to take advantage of synergistic biochemical effects.