IV Vitamin C in Phoenix Mobile & In-Clinic IV Vitamin C
IV Vitamin C Therapy is popular worldwide! With reported benefits ranging from improved immunity to heart disease prevention (according to some studies it may even help treat certain types of cancer) IV Vitamin C is a supplement super hero.
Prana IV Therapy offers 2 convenient options for IV vitamin C therapy:
- Standard Dose IV Vitamin C available on-demand
- Found in many of our IV drips & as an IV add-on (view our menu)
- Used for general wellness, illness & immunity boosts
- High Dose IV Vitamin C available by appointment
- Used as an adjunct to cancer treatment protocols & as an alternative therapy for many chronic illnesses
Standard Dose Vitamin C
High Dose IV Vitamin C
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a water soluble vitamin found in food - specifically in fruits and vegetables. It is essential for survival (ever hear of scurvy? That's low vitamin C!) but humans are unable to make vitamin C on their own, so we must get it from food or supplementation.
Did you know? Humans, monkeys and guinea pigs are the only animals that can't make their own vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, and helps the body perform many essential processes such as synthesizing proteins and collagen. It also helps your body absorb iron, and is an essential component of the immune system.
How can vitamin C IV therapy help me?
Taking Vitamin C to prevent a cold isn't just an old wive's tale - vitamin C is essential to the function of the immune system. But don't just take vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on - studies show your best bet is regular supplementation!
Lower Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Disease
Vitamin C also plays a role in iron absorption, making it vital for anyone fighting anemia or low iron. Studies show that vitamin C may improve iron absorption by 67%!
This is where the research around vitamin C get really exciting! There are quite a few studies showing that high doses of vitamin C result in a decrease in cancer cell proliferation for 6 different cancers: prostate, pancreatic, hepatocellular, colon, mesothelioma and neuroblastoma.
Definitely do your research and consult with your doctor - some chemotherapy drugs may interact with vitamin C.
Protects your Brain
Many studies have drawn a strong correlation between vitamin C consumption and brain health. In fact, people with dementia commonly have low levels of vitamin C.
Prevent Gout Attacks
The link between vitamin C, gout and uric acid levels is well established. A 20-year study of over 45,000 men found that those who supplemented with vitamin C had a 44% lower gout risk.
Is IV vitamin C better than oral vitamin C?
In a word, yes. Oral vitamin C is quite effective, and is sufficient for many of the common benefits of vitamin C supplementation. However, your digestive system will only allow your blood vitamin C levels to get up to a certain point before it starts flushing vitamin C out of your body.
Vitamin C IV therapy is the only way to bypass digestion and get blood serum levels of vitamin C high enough to potentially impact things like cancer cells and cholesterol.
Are there side effects?
Possible, though rare, side effects can include:
- irregular glucose monitoring for a few hours post treatment
- dry mouth