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Benefits Of Vitamin C IV Therapy

June 26, 2017

Vitamin C is an essential component of your health and wellness. Unfortunately, your body can’t produce Vitamin C on its own. Foods like oranges, lemons, and red bell peppers are rich in Vitamin C and should be a part of your diet.

Unfortunately, only a small percentage of consumed Vitamin C can be absorbed by our bodies. High doses of Vitamin C can cause gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort. The best way to combat this issue and maximize the benefits of Vitamin C is through Vitamin C IV Therapy.

Research shows that Vitamin C IV Therapy is highly beneficial for your body. Vitamin C IV Therapy allows you to bypass your GI tract and take full advantages of high doses of Vitamin C.

Call Urban Wellness Group at (503) 445-9771 to schedule a Vitamin C IV Therapy appointment.

Keep reading to learn more.




Collagen Production

Vitamin C plays an important role in the maintenance of collagen throughout your body.

Collagen is the primary structural protein found in your connective tissue. In fact, collagen represents about one third of total body protein. Think: skin, bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, heart valves and more. Collagen is particularly important to the health of your heart.

Taking Vitamin C intravenously is a great way to ensure your collagen remains in healthy condition and help prevent cardiovascular disease.



Anti-Cancer Properties

When used alongside traditional chemotherapy treatments, studies show Vitamin C can effectively assist in the treatment of many types of cancer by:

Reducing toxicity levels in your body

Vitamin C can help you tolerate higher doses of chemotherapy. It does this by reducing toxicity levels within your body. Vitamin C allows chemotherapy drugs to attack cancer cells while simultaneously shielding those drugs from the rest of your body.

Fighting off cancer cells

Vitamin C does more than just protect your body-- it can even help you fight cancer. Vitamin C is great for your immune system. When administered intravenously, high doses of Vitamin C will exclusively attack cancer cells, leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

To learn more about common conditions, such as cancer, that IV therapy can treat, read this blog post.



Antihistamine Effects

Suffer from spring-time allergies? Experience frequent asthma attacks? A lack of Vitamin C can lead to an increase in both these issues.

Vitamin C has been shown to have a general antihistaminic effect and decrease bronchial responsiveness overall. Free radicals contribute to the cause of airway obstruction-- like in asthma patients. Vitamin C is known to be a “radical scavenger” that doesn’t hurt the body.

Upping your Vitamin C intake through IV therapy is a huge benefit for those who frequently battle allergies and asthma.



Antioxidant Effects

Oxidation is a normal chemical process that happens in your body. Disruptions in this process through things like stress, alcohol consumption, and smoking, cause highly unstable and damaging molecules to form. These molecules are called “free radicals” and can harm your DNA, leading to health issues like cancer and cholesterol buildup on your blood vessels.

Research shows that Vitamin C acts as an effective antioxidant. Taking high doses of Vitamin C can help prevent this chemical process from occurring and stop free radicals from developing in your body and causing damage.


Immune Support

You’ve probably heard taking Vitamin C--whether through a supplement or immune support drink--is a great way to combat a cold. It’s true! Vitamin C is one of the best antiviral agents for your body.

Vitamin C improves our immune system’s ability to neutralize bacterial, viral, and even fungal infections.

Remember, your body can only absorb so much Vitamin C orally. Higher doses will likely cause problems on your gastrointestinal tract. IV therapy allows the body to benefit from higher doses of the vitamin without adverse effects.


Vitamin C IV Therapy in Portland

Vitamin C IV Therapy at Urban Wellness Group is a restorative experience. Our team is committed to creating a healing and stress-free environment where you can relax during your treatment and focus on feeling better.

Here’s what you can expect when you visit our Division Street clinic:

  1. A welcoming, relaxing environment: Our clinic was created to make you feel comfortable. Walk through our doors and you’ll find a space filled with warm light, beautiful wood accents, and calming colors.
  2. Complimentary tea: Before your IV therapy, we’ll offer you a warm cup of tea to enjoy while you wait to see your practitioner.
  3. No rush: You won’t spend too long in the waiting room, and we’ll never rush your treatment, either. Expect plenty of time to get the care you need and have all your questions answered.


Is Vitamin C IV Therapy Right for You?

Do you have questions about Vitamin C IV treatments? The practitioners here at Urban Wellness Group are happy to help.

Give us a call at (503) 445-9771 or contact us online today. We’d love to talk with you and help you decide if Vitamin C IV Therapy is the right treatment for you.

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