We need to replenish our water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins B and C daily. While we can get these vitamins from various fruits and vegetables, many of us don’t always consume enough on a daily basis. On top of that, many factors in our environment today deplete our body's supply. These include smoking, alcohol, caffeine, cooking, eating produce that is not fresh, and stress.
Vitamin C helps the body recover from inflammation, thrombosis and ischaemic damage. It is essential for healing and plays a profound role in heart and brain functions and our immune system. Our daily requirements for optimal function when in good health, has been estimated to be between 2000-4000mg. During illness or disease, we need more Vitamin C to speed up the healing process.
While you can increase your vitamin intake by eating more of certain foods e.g. citrus fruits and vegetables, or by taking oral supplements, there is a limit to how much you can consume before experiencing digestive disturbances. Often the amount of nutrients absorbed through the gut is less than ideal, due to various digestive problems. One way to ensure we get a large dose of Vitamin C is to have it injected straight into our system through the veins. This is referred to as intravenous (IV) therapy.
Vitamin C in intravenous dosage is helpful when fighting acute and chronic infections, fatigue, pre and post surgery and to generally boost the immune system while undergoing cancer therapies.