W8MD’s Vitamin C SuperCharger
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously, so it is an essential dietary component.
Why IV / IM Vitamin C Booster?
As some people may not absorb oral vitamins or need much higher doses than are possible by taking orally, intramuscular, or intravenous administration can provide a booster dose of this vitamin. Lack of vitamin C causes Scurvy.
What does Vitamin C do?
Vitamin C plays an important role in tissue repair, immunity, and helps build connective tissue and skin.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C
- Helps collagen formation for better skin
- Helps treat common cold symptoms
- Increases healing ability of wounds
- Protects against ill effects related to stress
- Helps lower blood cholesterol
- Improves blood circulation
- Regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics
- Improves quality of life in cancer patients
Scurvy is a disease resulting from deficiency of vitamin C, since without this vitamin, collagen made by the body is too unstable to perform its function. Scurvy leads to the formation of brown spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from all mucous membranes. The spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person with the ailment looks pale, feels depressed, and is partially immobilized. In advanced scurvy there are open, suppurating wounds and loss of teeth and, eventually, death. The human body can store only a certain amount of vitamin C, and so the body stores are depleted if fresh supplies are not consumed. The time frame for onset of symptoms of scurvy in unstressed adults on a completely vitamin C free diet, however, may range from one month to more than six months, depending on previous loading of vitamin C.
Why is Vitamin C so important for health?
Since vitamin C plays such as important role in health, immunity, repair, wound healing, skin and connective tissue function, it is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines as one of the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.
Vitamin C in infection
Vitamin C is believed to help fight infection as it plays a role in immunity and tissue a repair although the idea of vitamin C supplementation in fighting infection is still hotly debated and controversial. Many holistic practitioners believe in the beneficial role vitamin C plays in fighting infection and administer high dose vitamin C.
Vitamin C in cancer
A 2014 meta-analysis found that vitamin C intake might protect against lung cancer risk. A second meta-analysis found no effect on the risk of prostate cancer. Two meta-analyses evaluated the effect of vitamin C supplementation on the risk of colorectal cancer. One found a weak association between vitamin C consumption and reduced risk, and the other found no effect of supplementation. A 2011 meta-analysis failed to find support for the prevention of breast cancer with vitamin C supplementation, but a second study concluded that vitamin C may be associated with increased survival in those already diagnosed.
Vitamin C in heart disease
A meta-analysis of 44 clinical trials has shown a significant positive effect of vitamin C on endothelial function when taken at doses greater than 500 mg per day.
The endothelium is a layer of cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels. It is important to note that endothelial dysfunction is implicated in many aspects of vascular diseases. The researchers noted that the effect of vitamin C supplementation appeared to be dependent on health status, with stronger effects in those at higher cardiovascular disease risk.
- W8MD Super”C”harger – vitamin C
$30.00 per injection or
Series of 3 for 80.00*
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Please note all W8MD nutritional services are addon services and offered to patients that establish a doctor patient relationship first with our providers by a consultation for which we accept most insurances. For self pay patients interested in our nutritional supplementation services, the consultation cost is $110.00 that includes one nutritional booster injection.
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Did you know that up to 39% of patients taking vitamins orally may not be absorbing them properly? Administering nutrients via an injection or intravenously (IV) allows for much higher doses of these nutrients to be infused directly into the body.
Boosting vitamins, antioxidants, aminoacids, nutrients, fat burners, antioxidants and essential nutrients directly in to your body can help especially if you are not properly absorbing them!
Many vitamins, minerals, and amino supplements are not well absorbed by the body when taken orally. For some people, barriers may exist in the gastrointestinal tract preventing adequate absorption.
Our introductory special offer prices are up to 50% cheaper compared to others and are only available for a limited time.
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