Vitamin C is good for boosting your immune system function and aiding in inflammation. Vitamin C is one of the most well-known vitamins, generally associated with oranges and other citrus fruits, although you can find it in many foods.
The vitamin’s other benefits have been touted, too, such as weight loss and treating certain diseases. Still, its most important function is keeping your immune system ready to fight off colds and other illnesses. That’s why you often see people getting vitamin C infusions during the fall and winter months, as cold and flu season approaches. An IV drip can give you an immune boost when you need it most.
What Is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is an antiviral agent that can eliminate toxins in your body, neutralize the free radicals that cause disease and act as an antioxidant. It occurs naturally in many foods, such as:
- Oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits
- Bell peppers
By eating a well-balanced diet, you can get the vitamin C you need to support your body’s everyday functions. But you may desire a higher level of vitamin C to enjoy the many benefits of this antioxidant. You can help manage chronic conditions when you add more vitamin C to your diet or get an infusion, and you can also reduce oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic disease.
The Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C has a range of benefits, but the most impressive may be fighting cancer symptoms and helping patients feel better. Just a few benefits of taking vitamin C for cancer include:
- Treating chemotherapy symptoms
- Improving your threshold for pain
- Encouraging the body to heal
Cancer patients who take vitamin C infusions may get better faster and keep up their appetites throughout chemotherapy, which can decrease the side effects of cancer treatment. Of course, having a higher resistance to colds and other illnesses is also critical for cancer patients, who need to stay healthy to stay available for treatment.
Vitamin C has been tied to weight loss as well as managing high blood pressure. It can even lower blood pressure in those with healthy blood pressure levels. You can decrease heart disease risk factors, such as lowering levels of “bad” cholesterol, with vitamin C. It can keep iron levels higher to avoid the risk of developing anemia. Finally, vitamin C can reduce the risk of contracting gout by getting rid of excess uric acid in the blood.
Get a High-Dose Vitamin C IV Drip Now!
Whether you are receiving cancer treatment and want to alleviate symptoms or you want to supercharge your immune system, a high-dose vitamin C IV can help. Mobile IV Medics can administer your IV, often arriving at your house within an hour of your call and bringing the solutions you need to feel better. Contact us today to book an appointment with one of our Registered Nurses for a vitamin C IV drip!
About the author
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D.
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D. is a licensed pharmacist and co-owner of Mobile IV Medics. With over 16 years of healthcare experience, Brad is bringing his expertise and passion for patient care to the Mobile IV Medics patient population. Prior to Mobile IV Medics, Brad worked in varying areas including both direct patient care and hospital leadership at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, nationwide health system pharmacy consulting for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), and professor of pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy. He holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona, a pharmacy practice residency from USC, and a lean six sigma green belt from Johns Hopkins.