Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant. Many animals, including mammals, can produce vitamin C, however, humans must obtain vitamin C from their diet. Vitamin C is an essential part of numerous reactions in the body. It is required in the synthesis of collagen, carnitine, neuropeptides, and in the regulation of gene expression.
Linus Pauling, the Nobel prize winner, was the first to promote the benefits of Vitamin C in the 1970’s. Since then intravenous (IV) Vitamin C has been extensively researched. Especially in the area of integrative oncology. Learn more about Vitamin C and Care Care. It has been found that individuals with higher levels of vitamin C have reduced risk of hypertension, coronary artery disease and stroke. There is also evidence that vitamin C can reduce the duration of infections, via stimulation of the immune system, and improve wound healing. Many individuals with acute and chronic illnesses have been found to have lower blood levels of vitamin C and increased vitamin C levels have been found to improve multiple parameters of health. Due to the many benefits of Vitamin C it is an additive in many of our IV formulations.