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Why Should You Get a Vitamin C Infusion IV?



Intravenous (IV) therapy is one of the quickest, most effective ways to boost your overall health. The administration of nutrients through an IV allows your body to immediately put these substances to use and speed up the body’s natural healing processes.


One of the most popular, universally-beneficial IV formulas used today is the Vitamin C Infusion*.


Similar to a Myer’s cocktail, this special blend of nutrients is a fast-acting solution for patients who struggle with chronic conditions or those who need a boost to recover after illness or injury. This formula is especially effective for patients who experience fatigue or stress as a result of ongoing health problems, treatments, or injuries.


In addition to other ingredients, the Vitamin C Infusion formula is made up of these key nutrients:

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Vitamin B-12

  • Vitamin B-5

  • Vitamin B-6

  • B-Complex vitamins

  • and, of course, Vitamin C


Each of these essential nutrients have their own unique health benefits. When combined with one another in a concentrated dosage, the effects of these nutrients are incredibly beneficial at relieving symptoms associated with:

  • Chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases)

  • Digestive tract issues (i.e. Crohn’s disease)

  • Fatigue and stress

  • Neurological issues

  • Joint and bone health

  • and more.


Magnesium

Magnesium is involved in many of the body’s essential chemical reactions, such as:

  • Energy creation

  • Protein formation

  • Muscle movements

  • Nervous system regulation

The presence of magnesium has proven to be especially effective for those who experience joint and muscle pain or fatigue. "Studies have shown that supplementing [magnesium] can boost exercise performance for athletes, the elderly, and people with chronic disease" (Spritzler, 2018).


Magnesium is also a major aid in reducing inflammation. "Low magnesium intake is linked to chronic inflammation, which is one of the drivers of aging, obesity and chronic disease" (Spritzler, 2018).

Potassium

Potassium helps regulate blood pressure, promote cardiovascular health, preserve muscle function, and support bone strength. Patients who lack appropriate amounts of this nutrient may experience chronic fatigue, weakness, and digestive issues (Ware, 2018).


Potassium also contributes to neurological health. "High levels of potassium allow more oxygen to reach the brain, thereby stimulating neural activity and increasing cognitive function" (Patil, 2019).


Vitamin B-12 Aside from the popular energy-boosting benefits of vitamin B-12, this nutrient provides a wide range of functions within the body. “[Vitamin B-12] impacts mood, levels of energy, cognition, and memory along with various other parts of the body” (Jessimy, 2018). The presence of B-12 can help patients by:

  • Reducing the risk of degenerative neurological disease, such as Alzheimer’s

  • Reducing stress and anxiety

  • Promoting cardiovascular health

  • Enhancing health of skin, hair, and nails

  • Improving digestive health

  • Promoting prenatal wellness

  • Producing red blood cells, enhancing endurance and athletic performance


Vitamin B-6

Vitamin B-6 is an essential component of brain and nervous system health. This nutrient plays a role in the body’s production of various hormones that assist with cognitive and emotional wellness. This helps patients to improve their stress management and enhance their overall moods.


“Vitamin B-6 also helps the body make melatonin, which is important in helping regulate your internal clock and your sleep” (Lee, 2017).


Vitamin B-5

Similar to the other B vitamins, vitamin B-5 contributes to many areas of the body’s overall health, including nervous system and digestive health. This nutrient has been suggested to improve a variety of symptoms and conditions relating to: “ADHD, arthritis, athletic performance, skin problems, alcoholism, allergies, hair loss, asthma, heart problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, lung disorders, nerve damage, colitis, eye infections, convulsions, kidney disorders, dandruff, depression, diabetic problems, immune function, headaches, hyperactivity, low blood pressure, insomnia, irritability, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and muscle cramps” (Ross as cited in Bradford, 2018).


Vitamin C

"Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a vitamin your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones" ("Vitamin C," 2017). This nutrient is an essential part of your body's basic functions and healing processes.


Vitamin C has been shown to positively impact many areas of your overall health including:

  • Immune system health

  • Anti-inflammatory effects

  • Neurological systems

  • Cardiovascular systems

  • Skin health

  • Joint and muscle health

  • and even dental health


*The Vitamin C Infusion is a unique nutrient formula offered by the Oklahoma Health and Wellness Center. To learn more about Vitamin C Infusion therapy or find an IV therapy clinic near you, click here.


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Sources:

Bradford, A. (2018, June 11). What is vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)? LiveScience. Retrieved from www.livescience.com/51640-b5-pantothenic-acid.html


Jessimy, M. (2018, Dec. 3). 11 amazing health benefits of vitamin B12. Natural Food Series. Retrieved from https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/11-amazing-benefits-vitamin-b12/


Lee, K. (2017, Sept. 25). The health and brain benefits of vitamin B6. Everyday Health. Retrieved from https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/benefits-of-vitamin-b6.aspx


Patil, K. (2019, Feb. 12). 13 incredible benefits of potassium. Organic Facts. Retrieved from www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/minerals/health-benefits-of-potassium.html


Spritzler, F. (2018, Sept. 3). 10 evidence-based health benefits of magnesium. HealthLine. Retrieved from www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-magnesium-benefits


"Vitamin C." (2017, Oct. 18). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-vitamin-c/art-20363932


Ware, M. (2018, Jan. 10). Everything you need to know about potassium. Medical News Today. Retrieved from www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287212.php

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