Also known as L-ascorbic acid, more commonly known as Vitamin C, is an antioxidant that plays a vital role in immune health and overall wellness. This antioxidant is not naturally produced by your body, but is easy to find in many types of food, such as citrus. Also readily available as an over-the-counter supplement or as part of an IV treatment.
Vitamin C helps prevent free radicals from causing damage to your cells and DNA by pairing with these molecules and expediting their removal from your body. Vitamin C aides the production of collagen, a type of connective tissue that promotes wound healing.
Altogether vitamin C is an important element of a healthy immune systemis most often associated with cold and flu, new research has found that high doses of vitamin C may help aleviate cancer symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
These therapies target cancerous cells and impair or destroy their ability to regenerate, ultimately leading to cell death. Early studies shows that high doses of vitamin C may kill cancer cells by naturally breaking down into hydrogen peroxide that can damage tissue and DNA. This damage may impair cell repair much like chemotherapy or radiation therapy, thereby leading to tumor shrinkage and malignant cell death.
IV therapy may be more effective than oral supplements to deliver high doses of vitamin C to the body. IV therapy delivers fluids, vitamins, and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system to ensure maximum absorption.