Vitamin C, often used as an immune system booster, as well as a supplement to prevent or shorten the length of viral infections like the common cold. But it does so much more, and it is far more important to your wellness than you might have thought. Today we’re going to see what Vitamin C is used for in your body, what happens when you have a shortage of Vitamin C and the best way to take a Vitamin C supplement without risking irritation from the foods you may have to eat.
What Does Your Body Do With Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals being molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to toxins like city pollution, tobacco some and radiation from the sun or medical procedures.Your body will also use Vitamin C in many different ways such as:
- Creating Blood Vessels
- Forming Cartilage
- Building Muscle
- Developing Collagen in Bone
- Storing Iron
You often hear people say “Vitamin C helps when you get sick” and it is true. Vitamin C has been shown to Improve your immune system’s ability to fight viral fungal and bacterial infections.
Importance of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is important and valuable to your body’s well being. Unfortunately our body can not produce it on its own, therefore you have to supplement your body with foods rich in vitamin C in order to avoid Vitamin C deficiency which can cause:
- Feeling Weak
- Rough Skin
- Slow Healing Wounds
- Joint Pain
In severe cases of Vitamin C deficiency, called Scurvy you will see more extreme symptoms like:
- Dental/Gum Problems
- Dry Skin and Hair
By increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables or supplements high in Vitamin C orally usually corrects the deficiency. But our bodies are not adequate at absorbing Vitamin C, and at high doses can irritate the stomach and digestive system.
IV Therapy, an Efficient Way to Absorb Vitamin C
The best way to combat the issue of orally ingesting Vitamin C is through IV therapy.
Through the IV drip the body can more efficiently absorb the nutrients being offered. Giving you the ability to take advantage of a more concentrated dose of vitamins and minerals without having to deal with potential gastrointestinal discomfort by bypassing the digestive system.
At SOHMA Integrated Medicine in Long Beach and Lakewood CA we offer Myer’s cocktail IV therapy, which features a crafted blend of Vitamin C, B Complex, Magnesium and Calcium.
Take Care of Yourself, it’s Important!
It is very important to take the time to care for yourself. Protecting your immune system is often overlooked even though your immune system is the first line of defense when it comes to your health. By offering your body enough nutrients such as Vitamin C it will help protect you from various infections such as bacterial, fungal and viral.
But you can always do a little bit more in order to maintain a healthy body. Myer’s Cocktail IV therapy can be used on its own but feel free to ask the staff at SOHMA about other complementary therapies that work well with our Myer’s Cocktail IV therapy such as ozone therapy which has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that fortifies your immune system and reduces the viral replication in your body.
At SOHMA we want to be able to work with you in order to ensure health and wellness in a natural way. By helping your body heal and recover without the use of drugs or surgery.
Take the Next Step In Improving Your Health by Contacting SOHMA Integrative Medicine
Our goal is to help you improve your health. You can reach out to us and ask us about the Myers Cocktail, IV Therapy, Chiropractic care, or how our other health service lines can help you with your journey to improved health.
Located in Long Beach and Lakewood, CA we help individuals from the surrounding cities.
We look forward to helping you take the next step in your journey to better health.