Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, making it a natural fit for many people who are fighting cancer. Our High-Dose Vitamin C IV Therapy at Rock Creek Wellness in Leawood, KS could be an excellent support in your cancer battle. Our Super Immune Boost therapy is another great choice for those who generally want to promote wellness and give their bodies the tools to fight back against disease and infection.
High-Dose Vitamin C IV Therapy
Process and Ingredients
Each IV therapy session takes approximately an hour. During that time, you can relax and take some much-needed downtime, which in itself is a helpful restorative for many people. Our High-Dose Vitamin C infusions come in three dosages: 15,000mg at $180, 25,000mg at $220, and 50,000mg at $270. Each of our vitamin C therapies also comes with 1,000mg of glutathione.
We start all patients at the 15,000mg dose and carefully test their blood to see how their levels are responding. From there, depending on the response, we can titrate up to 25,000 and 50,000mg infusions.
Who Is This Right For?
Most of the patients who choose our High-Dose Vitamin C IV therapy are cancer patients, but those who are under an unusually high amount of stress or who are fighting acute or chronic viral and bacterial infections may also want to ask about this therapy. For cancer patients, therapeutic doses of vitamin C can help fight the most unpleasant side effects of radiation and chemo, like fatigue and nausea.
Early studies also suggest that high doses of vitamin C could enhance cancer immunotherapy, though more work is needed in this area. The National Cancer Institute also reports that cancer patients who have high doses of IV vitamin C experience a better quality of life, with fewer side effects from their cancer and treatment.
The Function of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the key nutrients in collagen production, and the body uses collagen to build skin, ligaments, blood vessels, and muscles. Without enough vitamin C, our bodies would literally fall apart, which is what happens in advanced stages of scurvy: a dreaded condition often suffered by sailors and explorers before the role of vitamin C was properly understood. High doses of vitamin C strengthen all our connective tissues and blood vessels and even improve the skin and help with wound healing.
Antioxidant and Immune Support
The antioxidant quality of vitamin C protects cells, proteins, and even our DNA from the damage that free radicals and reactive oxygen species can cause in our bodies, protecting us from both disease and cellular degeneration. Vitamin C is so powerful as an antioxidant that it can actually regenerate other essential antioxidants like vitamin E. Vitamin C has been shown in mice to increase the body’s ability to fight viral infections and produce virus-destroying cytokines.
Without vitamin C, our bodies struggle to produce energy. There are a number of reasons for this. Our bodies use a molecule called carnitine to move fats into our cells to be burned as fuel, and carnitine cannot be made without vitamin C. Another way C helps us feel energetic is by helping our bodies absorb iron more efficiently. For cancer patients plagued by fatigue, high doses of intravenous vitamin C can help restore energy.
The Role of Glutathione
Our vitamin C IV infusion includes 1,000mg of glutathione. Glutathione is another powerful antioxidant, a mix of three amino acids known as a “master antioxidant” because it is present in every cell and supports other antioxidants, like C, by boosting their action. The glutathione in our IV infusion improves the action of vitamin C and provides benefits in its own right.
As an antioxidant, glutathione fights inflammation, improves the body’s ability to safely metabolize and rid itself of toxins, promotes healthy DNA repair and replication, and is essential in the activation of important enzymes and the production of proteins and prostaglandin. Glutathione is also crucial in promoting the proper regulation of the body’s natural processes, including the immune response.
Contact us at Rock Creek Wellness in Leawood, KS today to schedule your consultation.