Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid is one of the daily health supplements recommended for everyday use. It is a fantastic way to enhance the immune system and act as an anti-viral and antioxidant. Sadly, our body does not produce vitamin C, which means that we need to source it from our diet. It’s found in citrus fruits and vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach. Vitamin C can stay in your body for weeks, with Vitamin C levels in the blood controlled by the kidneys, through a process known as ”renal absorption’‘, preventing vitamin C from being lost in the urine.
With the recent pandemic scare, vitamin C became even more of a non-negotiable for every household. With the unwavering demand for the vitamin, injecting vitamins, done by a professional, have surfaced as one of the newer ways to take it.
While ingesting supplements remains the most current way of ingesting this much-needed vitamin, injectable Vitamin C is an efficient and much faster way to achieve a vitamin C boost. After adding the Vitamin C booster treatment to our salon menu the appointments are booking up fast! Learn more about this fabulous healthcare essential below…
Why is Vitamin C important?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin with important functions in the human body. We need vitamin C for collagen biosynthesis, but also the synthesis of l-carnitine and some neurotransmitters. This micronutrient is also necessary for the metabolism of protein. Additionally, vitamin C functions as an antioxidant.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and protect us against oxidative stress and damage they would cause. Free radicals speed up the aging process, may contribute to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other health problems.
Moreover, we need vitamin C for strong immune system defenses. What many people don’t know is that vitamin C improves absorption of nonheme iron, the form of iron present in plant-based sources.
What does Injectable Vitamin C do?
Vitamin C injection benefits include; reduced nausea, regulating appetite, and relieving acute and chronic pain. Concentrated Vitamin C boosters can significantly improve your quality of life including removing continual tiredness and fatigue, which are so common amongst busy working and family lives. Vitamin C also plays a role in your brain’s health because it is a vital ingredient for producing neurotransmitters. It is also given as a preventive supplement against the common cold, asthma, flu, cancer, age-related macular degeneration, osteoarthritis, and COVID-19. While it does not stop you from getting these illnesses and conditions, it does give your body a better fighting chance of overcoming or managing these medical conditions. Additionally, vitamin C has powerful antioxidant properties that protect our cells against free radicals, aid in tissue growth and repair, and even assist in the production of anti-stress hormones.
Is the Vitamin C injection the same as the tablets?
Like the vitamin C tablets we are all familiar with, the injectable version contains the same antioxidants and anti-aging benefits. Unlike oral intake, however, it is markedly more powerful and results in a more concentrated volume of the vitamin being found in the blood as it delivered immediately into the blood stream and through the arteries. Supplements are digested into, and through, the digestive system. Eighty-five percent of the vitamin C taken orally is said to be lost when taken orally. It is then lost quickly through the lymphatic system and excreted naturally. It is much gentler on the stomach when your body metabolises it.
What are the benefits of a Vitamin C Booster?
- Helps resist allergies by improving the immune system
- Improves specific health conditions and fights disease and flu like symptoms
- Helps ease any tiredness and fatigue
- Increases energy levels when feeling “run down”
- Fights free radicals in the body that can cause illness and accelerated ageing.
- Proven to aide memory skills by increasing neurotransmitter levels in the brain.
- Helps fight depression
- Aides weight loss by increasing metabolism
- Helps with bone strength
What are the side effects of Vitamin C Booster Injections?
The Vitamin C injection is generally very safe. However, some people may experience some pain, swelling or redness at the injection site, and in much rarer cases headaches, itching or nausea. If any of these symptoms persist or worsen please contact your GP or 111.