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It's very likely that you've heard the benefits of Vitamin C.
You've heard that it helps keep your immune system from faltering. It's important for your heart, blood flow, and to reduce the risk of stroke. It has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Many studies have shown that Vitamin C is critical for your vision.
Vitamin C is also a tremendous anti-inflammatory, often given to patients with respiratory issues (in addition to corticosteroids), arthritis, or other swelling such as that which causes joint pain.
Many people, even other IV centers, will market Vitamin C as a miracle cure for any number of ailments, but almost none of those claims have been proven true in clinical studies. Legit, double-blind, placebo v studied element, controlled studies haven't been performed that prove high dose Vitamin C is a miracle cure for anything.
It's great for your heart. It's shown to reduce the risk of stroke. It's a wonderful anti-inflammatory. So, we infuse 10 grams of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) into a liter of Ringer's Lactate to make the
Many people ask if we do high-dose Vitamin C for cancer patients. We do not. Anything more than 15 grams requires a blood test to check for sensitivity, and too much Vitamin C in those with sensitivities can cause severe reactions. If there were good solid science showing that high dose Vitamin C had any legitimate effect on cancer, we'd do it. We'd do it for our cost just to help people. The problem is that there's just not convincing evidence, and we don't want to risk hurting anyone. We can find someone for you, but 10 grams is high as we go.
Rest assured, 10 grams of Vitamin C is a great start towards getting your immune system humming, and if you supplement it with a solid diet of fruits and vegetables, you'll be on your way to better health.
Vitamin C has a similar chemical structure to glucose, as both contain 6 carbon atoms and are considered "simple sugars". Glucometers (including continuous glucose monitors - CGMs), FREQUENTLY misinterpret Vitamin C molecules as glucose, and give a false, high reading following IV vitamin C infusion. This effect can last up to six (6) hours.
With that in mind, it is VERY important that insulin dependent diabetics NOT administer insulin in excess of their scheduled treatment, as dangerous hypoglycemia can result.