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What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. It is an essential nutrient in our diet. It has many important roles our body’s immune function, including: wound healing, preventing damage to cells, building collagen, and producing chemical messengers called neurotransmitters.
Where is it found?
Vitamin C is found in many healthy foods including: citrus fruits and juice, red and green peppers, broccoli, strawberries and brussels sprouts.
What is the purpose of Vitamin C supplementation?
Many people take vitamin C for general health or to boost their immune system. It’s also taken to treat vitamin C deficiency called scurvy. Additional off-label uses include support of general health and immune function, cancer treatment and weight loss. Many people receive vitamin C IV’s for convenience and for immediate results. The IV means they do not have to remember to take a supplement pill each day.
Side Effects of Vitamin C IV therapy?
The most common side effects are pain and swelling at the injection site. However, too much vitamin C can also result in nausea and abdominal distress (generally as a result of oral supplementation). Vitamin C can cause iron overload as it improves the absorption of iron. Individuals with conditions that increase the risk of iron accumulation in the body, such as hemochromatosis, should be cautious with vitamin C supplementation. People who have had kidney stones in the past may have a greater risk of another kidney stone with Vit C. Finally, when any injection is given, there is also risk for infection.
Are there drug interactions?
Vitamin C can make your urine more acidic. This can change how your body gets rid of certain medications. This in turn can change levels of some medications in your body and result in decreased effectiveness or increased side effects. This is not common and can easily be reviewed with your practitioner.