Vitamin C is known globally as a rich antioxidant and its ability to fight against free radicals. It is vital for proper function of our immunity. Our white bloods need vitamin C for survival and to be able to ward off pathogens. In addition, vitamin C also acts as an antihistamine and is able to reduce the inflammatory process most commonly associated with allergies, the flu and common colds.
Benefits of Vitamin C
When high doses of vitamin C IV therapy are given, it’s able to improve healing in many situations such as:
Burns and wounds.
Aid in the healing of broken bones.
Effective in reducing inflammatory symptoms of rheumatologic disorders.
PRP platelet rich platelet therapy is another excellent way to improve overall health. These specific types of treatments have become quite common among athletes who have sustained injuries during game play. PRP platelet rich plasma therapy can be used in conjunction with other medical modalities in order expedite the healing process. Treatment with PRP involves taking a blood sample from the patient and then processing it in a laboratory. During this time, the blood is spun until it’s separated into red blood cells, platelet-rich plasma and platelet-poor plasma. After a second spin cycle, the blood is again separated into only platelet-rich plasma and red blood cells. Benefits of therapy include:
- Shorter healing times with musculotendinous injuries
- Reduction in inflammatory response
- Recovery from surgical procedures is decreased
Taking A Closer Look
In addition the above-mentioned therapies, glutathione can be an effective adjuvant therapy for boosting the immune system. Keep in mind, as with any medical treatment, there is always a risk of side effects. Possible glutathione side effects include:
- Skin rashes
- Gastrointestinal disturbances
When considering medical intervention with intravenous therapies, be sure to discuss all of the pros and cons with your family physician. If cleared by your physician, also give a detailed medical history including any potential allergies to medical personnel who will be performing the intravenous therapy. Since everyone is not a suitable candidate for such, it is imperative that you know the facts before undergoing any medical procedure.