High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that play an important role in immune support. It is also a key component in making collagen. High doses of Vitamin C can be given intravenously or orally. When taken through an intravenous infusion, Vitamin C reaches much higher levels in the blood than when the same amount is taken orally. Some studies suggest that higher levels of Vitamin C may aid in killing cancerous cells. These specialty infusions are given with potassium, calcium, and magnesium in sterile water to help maintain fluid and acid/base balance.
There are several benefits to using HDIVC. The following is a list of just a handful of the known uses:
-Increases extracellular collagen production
-Important for proper immune cell functioning
-Can help lower high blood pressure
-Combats heart disease
-Could reduce blood uric acid, related to gout and arthritis
-Reduces stress hormones that are in your blood
-Increases energy levels
-Supports wound healing
1. How long do HDIVC infusions take?
- 15 grams --> 30 minutes
- 25 grams --> 1+ hour
- 50 grams --> 1.5+ hours
2. What are the side effects of HDIVC?
- The most common side effect is upset stomach. If you begin to experience this, let your infusion specialist know and we can help alleviate it.
3. What are the requirements for HDIVC?
- G6PD, CMP, and CBC blood tests are required. Labs must be within the last 90 days and be repeated every 6 months to continue treatment.