Vitamin C Boosts

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What is Vitamin C?

 

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant which improves the skins condition protects the body against effects of damaging agents (free radicals)

Free radicals are created when the body breaks down food, or when exposed to smoke or radiation. Over time these contribute to the ageing process.

Increased doses of Vitamin C can prevent this by helping to preserve the body’s natural energy recourses.

The body isn't able to produce vitamin C. Therefore, it is important to consume the vitamin within your diet.

The body can only absorb a tiny amount of the water-soluble vitamin, and the rest is passed through the body through the urine. The body keeps a small reserve of the vitamins but does not store, therefore supplements should be taken regularly to maintain effects.

What is vitamin C found within?

  • Citrus fruits and juice

  • Red and green peppers

  • Broccoli

  • kiwi

  • Strawberries

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Kale

  • Parsley

  • Thyme

 

 

Who isn't suitable for Vitamin C IM Shots?

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

  • Children can take oral supplements but not IM Injection or IV 

  • Allergy to any of the products

  • Alzheimer disease- Vitamin C may interact with Alzheimer drugs such as alpha-lipoic acid and worsen mental function so don’t give.

  • Patients who have undergone angioplasty/heart procedures.

  • Patients who have had weight loss surgery- can cause the body to absorb more oxalate from food, increasing the concentration In the urine. As vitamin C also increases the amount of oxalate in the urine, this could lead to problems such as kidney stones.

 

  • Diabetics- Vitamin C could raise blood sugar

  • History or current kidney stones.

  • those who have had a kidney transplant rejection

  • Patients with schizophrenia.

Why do people have Vitamin C shots?

  • To boost immune system

  • Boost energy, diminish fatigue

  • Build collagen

  • Wound healing

  • Repair & maintain cartilage, bones & teeth

  • Aid in the absorption of iron

  • Forms an important protein used to make skin, ligaments, tendons & blood vessels.

How can Vitamin C be taken?

  • Chewable tablets

  • Extended-release-tablets

  • Extended-release-capsules

  • IV infusion - Prescription only medicine

  • Intramuscular injection - Prescription only medicine

What are signs of Vitamin C deficiency?

A blood test would show exact levels of vitamin C in the body

  • Swollen and bleeding gingiva, fatigue, poor wound healing, joint pain, loose teeth.

  • Fatigue

  • Unexplained weight gain

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