Intravenous Vitamin C FIGHTS Bacterial and Viral Infections
It is estimated that the 2017-2018 flu season will be harsh, bringing back concerns of the 2011-2012 season in which 12,000 people died and the 2012-2013 season where 56,000 people died. Concerns are also rising as to the effectiveness of the flu shot this year. It is estimated that the shot will only be about 10% effective in protecting against the virus.
Are you concerned? You should be!
Bacteria and viruses are well known for creating oxidative stress in the body. That’s why you feel so awful when you get the flu or have a bacterial infection! Intravenous Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in the bloodstream, effectively targeting and neutralizing the inflammation caused by oxidative stress in the body. It helps to fight bacteria and viruses that spread when the body is under stress. Vitamin C has been shown to have specific antiviral effects in which it inactivates the RNA or DNA of viruses, which makes the virus ineffective.
Vitamin C boosts the immune system. It has been shown in multiple clinical studies to enhance the body’s production of interferon, which helps prevent cells from being infected by a virus. Intravenous Vitamin C also stimulates the activity of germ-fighting antibodies, and, in high doses, appears to enhance mitochondrial energy production. Another component of the immune system, the phagocyte, is stimulated by Intravenous Vitamin C. Phagocytes help to remove viral particles from the bloodstream. White blood cells, which help to fight all types of infections, concentrate Vitamin C up to 80 times plasma levels, which, if you take enough Vitamin C, allows them to bring huge amounts of Vitamin C to the site of the infection. Lastly, many important components of the immune system like B-cells, T-cells, NK cells, and cytokine production, are enhanced by Vitamin C.
Why Is Intravenous Vitamin C Better?
Oral Vitamin C in large doses is notorious for causing stomach upset and diarrhea. By infusing Vitamin C into the bloodstream, we can bypass the gastrointestinal tract completely, delivering this vital nutrient directly to the areas that need it the mos. Intravenous Vitamin C also allows us to administer much higher gram dosages to our patients without any stomach upset, diarrhea or toxicity. Intravenous Vitamin C has been shown in clinical studies to reduce the duration of illness, effectively getting you back to work with very little or no downtime.
To learn more about how Intravenous Vitamin C can keep you healthy and vital this season, please call us today at: 503-548-4008 or visit us on the web at: www.GlobalIntegrative.com.