Over the recent past several years, it was discovered that high doses of Vitamin C is effective in combating not only the effects of cancer, but also is proven to aid in the treatment of bacterial infections and allergies. Oral doses of Vitamin C are known to have positive benefits particularly in regards to our immune systems. As beneficial as an oral dosage of vitamins and minerals can be, it can only do so much. There are people who are immunocompromised or unable to tolerate oral medication, and in these cases, IV infusion can work wonders.
Intravenous therapy is an excellent way to receive high doses of vitamins, as well as minerals and antioxidants. In this manner, the infusion rate is quite rapid. It enters directly into the bloodstream and then is distributed directly into the cells avoiding the digestive process and possible malabsorption.
There are many different types of IV cocktails that afford the recipients a multitude of health benefits. High dose Vitamin C benefits include the following:
- Possibly aid in the reduction of symptoms from receiving chemotherapy agents and radiation.
- Reduces cancer cell survival.
- Effective in treating chronic conditions such as chronic hepatitis and Epstein-Barr syndrome.
For many people, results after receiving IV therapy is an increase in energy and increase in immunity. This is due optimization in the support of cellular health. With this is improvement in cellular health, our bodies are able to use nutrients much more efficiently.
For people who are unable to tolerate high-dose oral medication, receiving intravenous Vitamin C is a possible alternative. Additionally, individuals who suffer from impaired absorption due to chronic stomach conditions such as colitis are also possible candidates.
There are contraindications to receiving IV Vitamin C therapy. For some people who are suffering from chronic or acute diseases, it poses a serious health risk. Specifically, people who suffer from renal insufficiency (acute or chronic), kidney failure or people on dialysis are not suitable candidates for alternative therapy. In addition, individuals who suffer iron overload should not undergo such therapies.