Have Questions Before You Schedule an Appointment?
What is High Dose Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant. These unique substances can both delay and even prevent some types of cell damage. The type of damage can lead to cancers, heart disease, and many other disease processes.
Aside from the antioxidant benefit, Vitamin C also has a key role in collagen production, forming a certain type of protein used by the body to repair and make tissues such as skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C assists in wound healing, the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, increased immune function, and iron absorption.
What can High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C be used to treat?
There are quite a few things that HDIVC can be used to treat. Many studies have shown that high doses of intravenous vitamin C may show the growth and spread of cancer cells. Additionally, many cancer patients have been found to be depleted of Vitamin C.
Aside from cancer, high doses of Vitamin C can aid in lowering blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels, fight against heart disease, and aid in decreasing the looks of aging.
What do I need before scheduling a HDIVC Appointment?
Before scheduling your appointment for a high dose Vitamin C infusion, we’ll need to either draw (at a participating location) or get results for a few lab tests. In particular, we need the results for a CMP (comprehensive metabolic profile), CBC (complete blood count), and G6PD (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase). We can draw the labs at a wHydrate location capable of drawing labs, or you can give us the results from your physician.
Once we have the results for those lab tests, our medical director will sign off on you beginning treatment.
What else is in the HDIVC Infusion?
These specialty infusions are given along with potassium, calcium, and magnesium in sterile water to help maintain fluid and acid/base balance in the body while administering HDIVC.
Are there any contraindications to HDIVC?
There are only a select few contraindications to high dose intravenous Vitamin C infusions. Those include a history of kidney disease/stones, G6PD Deficiency (it can cause hemolysis), if your body absorbs too much iron (hemochromatosis), and some chemotherapy drugs.
How long do High Dose Vitamin C Infusions Take?
Each dose of Vitamin C takes a different amount of time to complete. Below is a typical length of infusions depending on the dosage level.
Typical Length of Infusion By Dose
- 15 grams over approximately 30 minutes
- 25 grams over an hour
- 50 grams over 1.5 hours
- 75 grams over 2.5 hours
- 100 grams over 3 hours
What Are The Side Effects to High Dose Vitamin C?
The most common side effect with a high dose Vitamin C infusions is stomach upset. If you begin to experience this, please let your infusion specialist know and we can help alleviate it.
How Do I Schedule a HDIVC Infusion?
Scheduling your High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C (HDIVC) Infusion appointment is the easy part! You just call your preferred wHydrate location so we can get you started.