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Intravenous Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and most people know that a lack of vitamin C leads to scurvy. The optimal amount needed to stay healthy is uncertain. The RDA (recommended daily allowance – which will keep scurvy away) is 50 – 60mg per day.

In disease states, the need for vitamin C increases. This can be seen in animals eg goats, that are able to increase their vitamin C production more than tenfold during illness and stress. In humans, the amount of vitamin C in the blood and the urine falls dramatically, suggestive that in times of stress and illness, the intake of vitamin C should be greatly increased. Unlike many animals, humans are unable to make their own vitamin C and oral absorption may not meet the bodies demand.

Vitamin C enhances immune function by helping the white blood cells become more effective and plays a key role in many processes in the body.

Research shows that Intravenous Vitamin C at high doses, used in conjunction with chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment, may be helpful in cancer treatment. However this remains a controversial area pending further research. For those in the later stages of cancer, Intravenous Vitamin C treatment may be helpful with quality of life.

Situations where Intravenous Vitamin C may be used:

 

  • Viral infection (chronic/acute)
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Cancer
  • Immune support
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Wound healing

Precautions

Intravenous Vitamin C is not recommended for people with kidney problems, G6PD enzyme deficiency or known allergies to vitamin C.

Intravenous treatment at Helios Integrative Medical Centre

At Helios Integrative Medical Centre, we have two Intravenous Vitamin C clinics a week run by a Registered Nurse and overseen by a GP.

Treatments can take between 15 minutes and up to two hours.

Treatment costs range between $55 - $265 per treatment.

Initial consultation with our prescribing GP and baseline blood test may cost up to $190.

If you are interested in Intravenous Vitamin C therapy, please complete the form below or contact our Reception team on 03 3325 702

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