High Dose Vitamin C


What is it?

Most people only know of vitamin C as a way to boost their immune system. They think of citrus fruits and tablets that dissolve in your mouth. What they don’t know is that Vitamin C is a key component in many bodily functions. It’s necessary for collagen production in the body and of course plays a key role in helping us fight infections. However, humans are among the few mammals that cannot produce Vitamin C. Other mammals not only produce VItamin C, but they upregulate production by 5-10 fold if there is an infection.- Humans need a baseline level for normal daily maintenance but when confronted with viral or bacterial infections, more VItamin C can help dramatically. However, there is a limit as to how much we can absorb from the gut.


This is where High Dose Vitamin C IV comes into the picture. IV administration of Vitamin C can reach much higher blood and tissue levels than could be obtained from gut absorption. These therapeutic levels really get the job done. Vitamin C is one of the best anti-viral agents available. It can neutralize and eliminate a wide range of toxins. It can also enhance host resistance and greatly augments the immune system’s ability to neutralize bacterial and fungal infections.


How it works:

Like other IV therapies, the amount of treatment needed is determined by variables such as the state of health of the patient’s immune system, length of time the patient has been ill, and the severity of the disease being treated. The most frequent doses of Vitamin C are 25-100 grams. This therapy produces markedly higher concentrations of the vitamin than those obtainable by taking an oral supplement. These high serum concentrations of the vitamin can produce anti-viral effects.
There may be situations in which the provider may recommend Glutathione along with your Vitamin C therapy. Glutathione is a small molecule made of three amino acids, which exists in almost every cell of the body. It must be generated within the cell from its precursors before it can work effectively in the body. The presence of the Glutathione helps maintain the normal function of the immune system; it plays a critical role in the multiplication of lymphocytes (the cells that mediate specific immunity).


Our Process:

Once you decide to utilize IV Vitamin C therapy, the provider will order any necessary labs for you to start the treatment. Upon the return of these results, the provider will determine the best dose for your course of treatment. The Vitamin C is administered via slow IV drip. Depending on the dose, the treatments last from approximately one to four hours. The average recommended number of treatments is five to ten.


What it helps:

Vitamin C can help a plethora of various conditions.



Ischemic heart disease



Immune Thrombocytopenic
Prickly Heat


Ear, Nose, Throat:

Allergic rhinitis




Peptic Ulcer


Infectious Disease:

Lyme’s Disease
Urinary Tract Infection




Herniated disk
Muscle cramps
Paget ’s disease



Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Premature rupture of membranes













Very few side effects have been reported with High Dose Vitamin C.

There are dose related symptoms with Vitamin C. Too much Vitamin C too quickly can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. Also, Vitamin C infusions can cause a temporary reductions in blood sugar.


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