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  • Writer's pictureJacqui Rodgers, CNP

Vitamin C A Powerful Antioxidant: Reform ABQ

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, plays an important role in our bodies and is an essential dietary nutrient, but unfortunately, your body can’t produce Vitamin C on its own. Foods like oranges, lemons, and red bell peppers are rich in Vitamin C and should be a part of your daily diet. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin so it is not stored well in the body, thus resulting in the need to take it in either dietary or supplement forms daily, and even when we are consuming foods high in Vitamin C or using oral supplements only a small percentage of the consumed Vitamin C can be absorbed by our bodies; IV Vitamin C is a great way to combat this issue and maximize the benefits of the wonderful vitamin.

Benefits of Vitamin C

Research shows that Vitamin C IV Therapy is highly beneficial for your body as it functions as an antioxidant and collagen synthesizer. Here are a few benefits of Vitamin C:

  • Collagen Production - Collagen is the primary structural protein found in your connective tissue and Vitamin C plays an important role in the maintenance of collagen. Collagen accounts for about one-third of total body protein. Think skin, bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, heart valves, etc.

  • Antihistamine Effects – Suffer from spring-time allergies? In a 2018 study IV, Vitamin C was shown to have general antihistaminic effects, thus reducing symptoms such as runny nose, itching, and sleep quality.

  • Antioxidant –Research shows that Vitamin C IV Therapy is highly beneficial for your body as it functions as an antioxidant, which makes it an effective anti-inflammatory agent.

  • Common Cold – Although research shows that Vitamin C supplementation might shorten the duration of the common cold and less symptom severity, doses must be taken consistently rather than at the start of the symptom onset to be most beneficial.

Am I Vitamin C Deficient?

Some signs that you may be deficient in Vitamin C include gingivitis, muscle aches and pains, recurring bloody noses, fatigue, and impaired wound healing.

Health Risks Associated with Vitamin C

Vitamin C is typically well tolerated by most patients and comes with low risks of toxicity. The most common side effects associated with oral supplementation are complaints are diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramps, due to the osmotic effect of unabsorbed vitamin C in the gastrointestinal tract. IV Vitamin C will provide you with almost 100% bioavailability without the gastrointestinal side effects!

If you are having any signs or symptoms, you feel may be related to Vitamin C please contact our office for further guidance and treatment. Reform ABQ is here to help you REFORM your health.


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