High Dose IV Vitamin C Benefits
There are health conditions which can benefit from high gram doses of intravenous vitamin C.
Any condition which has led to low levels of vitamin C in the body such as chronic bacterial, viral and mold infections, stress, cancer, various orthodox treatments of cancer, and the relentless exposure to environmental toxins will benefit from IV vitamin C.
Obviously the direct IV administration is far superior to the oral route though the use of oral liposomal vitamin C does have its benefits for sure.
Before Beginning IV Vitamin C
To know if you can receive high doses of vitamin C a specific lab test must be run.
G6PD: This inherited condition is extremely rare but if it exists then high doses of vitamin C will cause red cells to split open.
Other lab tests which may be useful but are not required are the following;
CBC: A complete blood count tells us about red and white blood cell levels. Low WBCs can indicate a chronic infection and the need to use specific supplements to improve WBC levels.
Kidney Panel: It’s important to assess Creatinine and BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) levels to assess kidney function.
C-Reactive Protein: This indicates systemic inflammation.
Hepatic Panel: Another important test to understand liver and gall bladder health.
Blood Chemistry & Electrolytes: Another indices for an overall profile health assessment.
If you have any of the above lab results from the last year then they will not need to be repeated.
Schedule for Vitamin C IVs
Once we receive the G6PD lab result and it is normal we then proceed with the following;
The 1st infusion is 25 grams of C which takes approximately an hour.
The 2nd infusion is 50 grams which takes approximately an hour and a half.
The 3rd is 75 grams. At this point we check your blood for levels of vitamin C.
It takes approximately one week for results.
IVs can be scheduled according to your needs but we recommend 1 to 2 times weekly.
Cost of Vitamin C IVs
The cost of high dose vitamin C ranges between $125 to $150.
Assessing Serum Vitamin C Levels
For those wanting to optimize vitamin C levels in the body and to know how many grams of vitamin C will be effective we can test the level of vitamin C in the blood after the IV.
There is no reason to do this before beginning IV vitamin C because everyone is deficient. After the third high dose vitamin C IV, usually 50 grams, we use a glucose meter with an optimal reading being 350mg/dL since the meter registers glucose and vitamin C in the same way.
Before & After IV Vitamin C
We recommend eating before coming for the IV.
People can experience low blood sugar and this helps.
If you are having a long IV then bring a snack.
It is advisable to use oral vitamin C on the days between the vitamin C IVs.
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