Vitamin C has been in the public consciousness for years; it became even more famous when the Nobel prize-winning chemist, Linus Pauling, began promoting it as a sort of universal cure-all.
We don’t claim that Vitamin C can solve all your problems, but we DO believe that Vitamin C has an important place in the treatment and prevention of a variety of diseases. This belief is based on an ever-increasing body of scientific evidence.
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?
- 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 can be given with no side effects, for the appropriate patient.
A small group of patients, particularly those of Middle Eastern descent, may have a genetic disorder called G6PD deficiency; those patients should not receive high-dose Vitamin C therapy. Therefore, we use a simple blood test to rule out this condition before initiating treatment.
Which conditions may benefit from 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: Myers’ Cocktail.
This allows us to take advantage of synergistic biochemical effects.
How can I find out whether IV Vitamin C therapy can help me?
Please call Dr. Raju’s office at 307-733-2950 to schedule your complimentary consultation! Our medical director will give you a thorough evaluation and then discuss the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
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