Vitamin C IV
The Ultimate Antioxidant
A Powerful anti-oxidant that combats free radicals and oxidization. Free radicals are out-of-control cells that actively destroy healthy cells throughout our body. A healthy immune system preserves the integrity of our body by protecting it from microbes, bacteria, and viruses. However, several factors such as medical treatments, the complication of diseases, unhealthy lifestyle, along with aging process weaken the immune system. If you have those recurring colds, cough, and flu-related symptoms, chances are you are suffering from a suppressed immune system wherein the efficacy is slowed down and as a result, your body gets more susceptible to invading agents. If your immune system could use a much-needed boost, vitamin C can provide optimum protection against immune system deficiencies. Also because Vitamin C is something that is not naturally produced by our body, it’s absolutely vital to make sure your body receives as much as possible when it’s under attack. The problem lies in the fact that the body can only absorb so much until it makes you run to the bathroom with frequent, runny stools. This is where IV Vitamin C comes into the pictures. Because the IV bypasses your gut, you’re able to absorb much higher quantities immediately, and you don’t have to worry about running to the bathroom after you receive your maximum dose of Vitamin C intravenously! The Vitamin C I offer my patients, neutralizes the free radicals in their body, which makes the oxidation harmless to healthy cells. This powerful antioxidant protects against toxins like pollution, viruses, bacteria, chemicals in the environment, chemicals in food, and every day radiation exposure such as computer and cell phone use.
The way in which vitamin C fights infection is fairly simple: infections and toxins cause oxidative stress in the body. Vitamin C is attracted to the cells that have lost their electrons due to the oxidation process and easily gives up its own, which then neutralizes the potentially harmful cells. With a consistent and healthy antioxidant level, dangerous cells are not allowed to proliferate and we don’t get sick. Not enough and the result is cell inflammation—rampant inflammation is at the root of almost every serious disease humans experience, affecting every part of the body.
If you’re tyring to work on boosting you immunity, also consider limiting/avoiding refined sugars. This is because, vitamin C is synthesized from glucose in only four metabolic steps. Hence, the molecular shape of vitamin C is remarkably similar to glucose. If there is too much sugar in the body, white blood cells (the ones that fight infection) often grab a sugar—rather than a vitamin C—molecule, preventing the important antioxidant from doing what it’s supposed to do. This effect can last several hours after consuming sugar before the body processes the sugar and levels decrease back to normal.
In addition, when the body is under severe stress, for example, recovering from toxin exposure, surgery, COVID or SARS, the level of vitamin C can be depleted so that it cannot perform its direct or indirect antioxidant functions or its many other specific co-factor roles in biochemical metabolism (2). This can in turn deplete the other antioxidants, such as glutathione and vitamin E, which can cause severe oxidative damage inside cells that normally they would prevent. In high-dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) therapy, vitamin C is thought to be a pro-oxidant in selective cell types, which allows it to kill specific cell types. This role may function in some types of cancer and also immune hyperinflammation.(1)
Why Dr. Nirvana’s IVs are Superior to Others
Dr. Nirvana’s IV formulations are unique to standard IVs and use only ingredients of the highest possible grade, produced here in the United States. All of Dr. Nirvana’s IV’s include her very own proprietary blend of botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are combined in such a manner to maximize absorption in the body. As a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Nirvana has extensive training in the formulation and administration of appropriate nutritional IV compounding preparations, to produce a gold-standard for Nutritional IVs. Because of this, all of the IV’s are custom-made to your body’s exact nutritional requirements for optimum efficacy. Traditional Doctors such as MDs, DOs and those practicing “functional medicine”, have little, if any, formal training in each of these areas and most have RN’s or Nursing Assistants administering the IVs. However, Dr. Nirvana works directly with each patient to ensure their proper healing and while implementing safe IV practices. She spends a great deal of time researching the latest and best advances in Nutrition and IV Therapy, ensuring that her patients have the very best care possible.
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