Vitamin C Injections: Benefits and Other Information

benefits of vitamin c

What Does Vitamin C Do?

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and antioxidant necessary in aiding with the development and growth of our body tissue, specifically by the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is the main component of connective tissue and a vital component in what is referred to as fibrous tissue such as:

  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Skin
  • Cornea
  • Cartilage
  • Bones
  • The gut
  • Blood vessels1

Other Benefits of Vitamin C

Most of us are familiar with vitamin C and that it is important for our immune system, but we do not often think of how important it is for cases of healing wounds which can be detrimental to people suffering from a vitamin C deficiency.  Vitamin C injections are also beneficial for cardiovascular health since it may widen the blood vessels, which can provide some relief for people experiencing hypertension or high blood pressure. Also in regards to heart health, vitamin C  can help reduce high levels of bad cholesterol known as LDL while also helping increase the low levels of good cholesterol known as HDL. This reduction is found most often when taking foods high in vitamin C through rather than just taking over the counter supplements.

Vitamin C injections help to improve your body’s natural defenses by protecting cells from damaging free radicals. When free radicals accumulate in the body, they advance a state called oxidative stress which has been linked to various chronic diseases.2

Since vitamin C injections aid in the healing of wounds and restoration of body tissue, it may be beneficial for those diagnosed with diabetes, helping with such symptoms of kidney deterioration, eyes, and even nerves. By helping the body’s absorption of iron, it can also offer aid to those dealing with anemia, which is a condition in which the body lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry the much-needed amount of oxygen to your body’s tissue which can cause tiredness and weakness.

It’s not uncommon to hear of people suffering from gout, which is an extensively painful inflammation of the joints, especially in the feet and toes. These symptoms come when there is too much uric acid in the blood, which is a waste product produced by the body and can crystalize and settle in the joints. Vitamin C injections can help reduce the amount of uric acid in the body which protects those with gout from these painful attacks. 3

While the benefits of vitamin C injections are virtually endless, one that may be surprising is its ability to even help with seasickness by taking even as little as 2,000mg, likely due to the vitamin aiding to widen the blood vessels and creation of additional red blood cells which helps to circulate more oxygen throughout the body. So the next time you’re on a cruise to the Caribbean or taking a deep-sea fishing trip to catch those big tunas, be sure to pack some vitamin C injections with you!

In spite of the fact that there is little risk of overdosing on vitamin C, intaking more than the recommended amount can result in negative symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.4

Since vitamin C  is water-soluble, the body does not store it or produce it on its own. Therefore, in order to maintain an adequate level of vitamin C in the body, a person must either consume it via the food they eat, over the counter vitamin supplements by mouth, or by taking vitamin c injections commonly referred to as ascorbic acid.

Natural Sources of Vitamin C

There are many good sources for vitamin C and what better way to make sure your body has what it needs than by enjoying the foods it occurs in naturally? These healthy vitamin C-filled foods include:

  • Guavas
  • Bell Peppers
  • Kale
  • Kiwis
  • Broccoli/Cauliflower
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Lemons/Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Papayas5

It’s important to note that boiling and cooking foods can remove a good amount of the food’s nutritional value, so if you’re in the process of increasing your daily vitamin C intake, instead of boiling/steaming your broccoli and other veggies, create an exciting salad with kale/spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and some sweet colorful bell peppers. Make your own lemon ginger dressing for even more vitamin C benefits. Yum!

Due to many diet restrictions, it may be difficult for some to obtain all the vitamin C their body requires daily. In these cases, many of us turn to over the counter vitamin supplements which generally contain about 500mg-1000mg. While these supplements are a great addition to our daily routines, the drawback is most of the vitamins are not absorbed before escaping through our digestive system, meaning we may only be able to use about half or even less of what is consumed when taking over the counter vitamin supplements.

Buy Vitamin C Injections Online from The HCG Institute

At The HCG Institute, we offer many vitamin compounds for patients to select when trying to better their overall health, including vitamin C injections. Our vitamin C injections, commonly known and referred to as Ascorbic Acid, is available in a 30mL vial and is shipped directly to our patients from one of our FDA and Health Department regulated pharmacies. The shipment includes all the syringes and alcohol prep pads required to successfully administer the injections at home. Each injection consists of 500mg of Vitamin C and is taken three times per week for about two and a half months per vial.

Getting started with your vitamin C injection routine is simple! Start by visiting our website here and completing the Vitamin Medical Intake form from our Start Now page. Once the form has been received and reviewed, one of our patient care coordinators will contact you directly to answer any questions you may have regarding the benefits of vitamin C injections and how our process works. Your order can be placed over the phone with your coordinator or patients may check out directly on our store website. Our physician will send a prescription to the pharmacy to compound and ship the vitamin C injections with all required supplies directly to you.