The Power of Vitamin C
The healing power of vitamin C is fast being recognised by the scientific community. Dr Andrew Saul, the vitamin guru, describes this invaluable vitamin as the ‘world’s best natural antibiotic, antiviral, antitoxin and antihistamine’.
In fact, Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner and one of the most important scientists of the twentieth century, predicted in the 1970s that vitamin C ‘can improve your general health, increase your enjoyment of life and help in controlling heart disease, cancer, and other diseases and in slowing down the process of ageing’.
So, what can vitamin C do for you?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a nutrient and antioxidant, that is necessary for over 300 chemical reactions in the body as well as building and repairing all body tissues.
Fight infection with vitamin C
Studies have shown that vitamin C can maintain a healthy immune system and, if you do succumb to cold or flu, it can help lessen the duration and severity of symptoms by enhancing the actions of white blood cells that fight infection.
Vitamin C for a healthy heart
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which means it fights free radicals that cause damage to the arteries, thereby lessening the chance of developing heart disease or stroke.
Other serious health conditions that can benefit from vitamin C include diabetes, neurological disorders, cancer and age-related vision problems such as cataracts.
Look younger with vitamin C
Free radicals are now seen as one of the major causes of ageing in the skin and vitamin C’s antioxidant properties work to eradicate these free radicals and the oxidative damage to the skin they cause. Furthermore, vitamin C is important for the production and maintenance of collagen which provides the structure of our skin.
The important thing to realise is that vitamin C cannot be produced by the body so we have to consume it, however it is water-soluble so easily breaks down, meaning we need constant replenishment. Intravenous therapy, whether it’s a standalone high dose vitamin C drip or a combination drip that includes vitamin C is an effective way to gain much higher levels of vitamin C than is possible through diet or supplements alone.