When you think of vitamin C, what pops into your head? For most people, they associate it with a natural way to fight a cold. But vitamin C is so much more than that. It’s actually a pretty amazing nutrient that plays a vital role in our health.
Here are some surprising benefits of vitamin C that you may not have known about…
Can Help Fight Cancer
High doses of vitamin C infusions can make things like chemotherapy more effective and can reduce the symptoms that come with cancer treatments. Now vitamin C is not a treatment for cancer on its own but some studies show that these doses can be effective when combined with conventional cancer treatments. Because vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, increasing levels of vitamin C may help to prevent cancer developing in the first place.
Improves Heart Health
There are around 7.6 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK so it’s not surprising that more and more emphasis has been put on improving heart health in recent years. One of the ways to enhance your heart health is to reduce your oxidative stress - and vitamin C is very good at doing that.
Inflammation in the body can take many forms and can cause all sorts of problems. One problem that many people suffer from is arthritis - chronic inflammation in the joints caused by an unhealthy immune system. The body starts to mistake joint cells for harmful pathogens and attacks those cells leading to an inflammatory response in the body. However, increased vitamin C intake improves the immune system and can lead to a reduction in inflammation in the joints.
May Help Improve Gout Symptoms
You may think that gout is an ancient disease resigned to the past and while it was documented as early as 2640 BC by the Egyptians, it’s still a concern for many. Risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, and alcohol intake and men are more likely to suffer from gout than women. However, vitamin C can be extremely effective in reducing gout attacks and in some cases preventing it in high-risk individuals.
Speeds Up Bone Healing
Vitamin C is effective at helping bones heal more quickly because it acts as a cofactor for bone growth by promoting the development of collagen. Collagen is the primary protein contained within joints and bones and helps maintain the integrity of cartilage, the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints.
How to get enough vitamin C in the body
Unfortunately, the body cannot produce its own vitamin C so to see any of the above benefits, you need to get vitamin C from external sources. One of the ebay ways to boost your vitamin C levels is through a vitamin C infusion.
Our NAD+ Concentrated Vitamin C is just the thing you need to feel and perform at your best. Not only does it contain high doses of vitamin C, it also contains NAD+ - the miracle molecule that promotes health and regeneration throughout your body on a cellular level.
Through our NAD+ Vitamin C IV Infusion Therapy programme you’ll receive 12 IVs over the course of 6 weeks as well as:
- 6 Low Level Light Therapy sessions, one a week
- G6PD blood test to determine tolerance level
- 3 follow up appointments with a complementary care specialist on week 1, week 3 and week 6
For more information about our vitamin C infusion programme contact the clinic.