Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in strengthening the immune system, protecting against viruses, and supporting the body’s recovery after illness. Known to stimulate the production and function of white blood cells, it acts as a powerful antioxidant and protects the body from damage caused by free radicals.

Vitamin C has become increasingly popular in medical circles with high doses being administered via intravenous therapy (IV) in hospitals and clinics across the world in the fight against coronavirus.

While pharmaceutical companies are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19, the humble Vitamin C, which is often overlooked by drug companies, has now finally been acknowledged as an effective vitamin to strengthen the immunity and combat diseases.

IV delivery of vitamins and minerals is considered the best way to deliver nutrients into the bloodstream fast-tracking their absorption into the body, where they can take effect.

This is particularly the case for Vitamin C which is renowned for its low absorption rate in supplement form as it rarely survives the digestive system. Another barrier to Vitamin C uptake is that this water-soluble vitamin struggles to penetrate the fat-based cell membrane.

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How To Get Vitamin C IV Treatment During Lockdown?

For people who don’t need a high dose of Vitamin C, there is an alternative way to ensure safe passage for Vitamin C through the body when you can’t visit a clinic during the lockdown.

The secret lies in encasing the delicate Vitamin C in a protective bubble of fat-based liposomes which ensure safe passage through the digestive system and successful penetration of the fat-based cell membrane. The potent liposomal Zooki Vitamin C supplement carries the vitamin in a bubble of tiny sphere-shaped liposomes safely to the body’s cells.

Importance of Vitamin C in Strengthening the Immunity 

Vitamin C has long been known to have an antioxidant effect, mopping up the damaging free radicals that the body produces daily. Unless neutralised, free radicals can damage the DNA and other molecules – leading to illness and premature ageing.

Viral infections such as flu and coronavirus increase the number of free radicals your body produces, putting the immune system under pressure. Vitamin C plays a vital role in reducing the length of viral infections.

While no one claims Vitamin C can prevent colds, flu and viral infections, there is evidence it
can mitigate the symptoms. A clinical study shows, that overall, reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C.

High dose Vitamin C infusions are thought to help counteract cytokines – another reason leading hospitals from Shangai to New York are turning to this humble nutrient.

Some medical scientists believe that the antioxidant effect of Vitamin C can help reduce the inflammation in the lungs caused by cytokines (small proteins) that the immune system releases when fighting viruses. Some people over-produce cytokines which leads to high levels of inflammation in the lungs causing breathing difficulties.

Vitamin C is known to strengthen the immune system as the infection-fighting white blood cells rely heavily on this vitamin to do their work.

According to NHS, food sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, dark green vegetables including broccoli and kale, and potatoes.

People combating viruses and infections, or anyone with a compromised immune system, are advised to supplement their healthy diet with Vitamin C to keep the levels of the vitamin topped up.  Our bodies can’t make or store Vitamin C, so a daily dose is required.

No one can be certain of how Vitamin C might bolster our defences against disease but while we battle coronavirus, taking a potent, liposomal Vitamin C makes perfect sense.