Vitamin C is one supplement often recommended for daily use. It is an easy way to help and enhance the immune system, and act as an anti-viral and antioxidant. However, our body does not produce vitamin C, which means that we need to source it from our diet (or supplementation). It is found in citrus fruits and vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach.
While oral administration is the most common way to get this important nutrient, the injectable route is a more efficient and faster way to achieve a vitamin c boost. Oral supplements need to go through a long digestion process before they reach the bloodstream. The body only receives about 15% of the vitamin after digestion. However, injections bypass the digestive system and go straight to your bloodstream, achieving a 70-fold higher blood level.
In addition to overall health and wellness, specific benefits include:
- Creates a strong immune system
- Improved quality and appearance of skin, youthful look by facilitating production of collagen.
- Increased antioxidant protection of cells against free radicals leading to disease and aging.
- Aids in tissue growth and repair, even wound healing.
- Increases neurotransmitter levels to enhance cognitive function and mood.
- Increased energy and improved stress response.
Vitamin C is not considered to be toxic, even in high quantities. Side effects are limited, but can include, nausea, diarrhea, and injection site pain/redness. It can be used in combination with other vitamins, and topicals containing vitamin C.
Vitamin C has always been a staple in most people’s daily health and wellness routine. With its many benefits, an injectable form provides higher potency and faster, noticeable benefits. Recommended injectable dosage is 200mg 1-3 times weekly for 4-6 weeks.