How Long Does IV Vitamin C Stay in the Body?
Many of our treatments contain vitamin C, heralded for its many functions within the body. After your treatment, you can expect vitamin C levels to stay elevated for two or three weeks. The kidneys are in charge of controlling this nutrient with a process known as renal reabsorption. This describes when water and other nutrients are removed from pre-urine and put back into the bloodstream.
Keep in mind the body is designed to be in a constant state of homeostasis. Nephrons within the kidneys help achieve this; they are designed to maintain a balance of minerals, salts, and vitamins integral to healthy tissue and organ function. This means that, regardless of how much you eat, the nephrons are continually at work to eliminate and reabsorb different substances.
Benefits of This Therapy
In patients lacking vitamin C, the nutrient will remain in the body much longer after treatment. Those with normal levels may experience a temporary increase, as the urine will expel whatever isn’t needed. However, even if levels are only temporarily elevated, the benefits of this treatment can still be gained, including:
- Support for adrenal glands, especially during stress
- Broken down fats to increase energy and relieve fatigue
- Removal of free radicals to decrease asthma attacks and seasonal allergies
- Bolstered immune system to fight infections
- Reduced effects of chemotherapy and radiation, such as fatigue and nausea
Vitamin C IV therapy Boston can also aid in the formation of enzymes that heal bruises and wounds. On a long-term basis, it can relieve tuberculosis, acute respiratory infections, sepsis, and lupus. Finally, by supporting collagen production, it can improve the appearance and texture of the skin, strengthen bones and tendons, and prevent cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin C Within the Body
Without proper levels of vitamin C to keep the body sustained, you may experience recurring bouts of infections, hair and tooth loss, inflammation, and joint pain. While nutrient-rich foods like oranges and lemons can increase vitamin C levels, they don’t provide the same effects as IV therapy boston. The same is true of supplements; they simply don’t deliver the potency needed.
Our bodies only absorb around 18 percent of the vitamin C we consume. Once ingested, this nutrient, along with other water-soluble vitamins, is actively surrounded by molecules that retrieve it from the small intestine. It is then taken to the blood for delivery to tissues and organs.
Advantages of IV Over Oral Administration
The small intestine maintains a deliberately low pH environment to keep stomach acid out and allow enzymes to appropriately work. But the process of absorbing and delivering vitamin C helps dilute it so that, by the time it reaches the blood, it’s at about 18 percent.
Delivery through an IV, on the other hand, provides vitamin C that is 100% bioavailable. This refers to a vitamin’s relative absorption and, at 100%, means the nutrient is at full capacity for the body to use as it needs.
Rooted in Scientific Evidence
Studies confirm that IV infusions provide much higher levels of vitamin C to the blood than when ingested orally. It’s been further proven that, once administered, this vitamin stays in the body for sustained periods. It has shown safe and effective in multiple studies and is even beneficial for treating or reducing certain diseases.
Assistance for Cancer Patients
Research from the National Cancer Institute indicates that vitamin C, when administered as a high-dose IV therapy boston, can slow the growth of these cancers:
- Neuroblastoma cancer cells
- Malignant mesothelioma
Cancer treatments also commonly cause vitamin C deficiencies that lead to weakness, mood fluctuations, muscle pain, and fatigue in patients. Studies confirm, however, that using an IV to restore vitamin C levels quickly alleviates these symptoms.
Studies show that vitamin C may be beneficial for ovarian cancer as well. Patients with stages 3 and 4 ovarian cancer at the University of Kansas Medical Center were treated with IV vitamin C and chemotherapy drugs.
After five years, researchers found this combination specifically killed some cancer cells but did not damage healthy tissues. Vitamin C may even encourage the development of cancer-killing hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, this nutrient appears to reduce chemotherapy’s toxic effects on the body, making it a more tolerable treatment.
What Is IV Therapy?
If you have, up to this point, believed IVs are only for use in hospitals, we encourage you to reconsider. Infusion therapy, which consists of different formulations, bypasses pills and inefficient digestive processes to deliver directly to your bloodstream:
- Antioxidant compounds
The exact formulation you get depends on what your body needs and the goals you are trying to achieve. We have a variety of therapies that can, among many other tasks, relieve stomach discomfort, ease sports fatigue, and help you recover from illness more quickly. Some of the most common ailments patients want to address include:
- Muscle soreness
How It Works
The goal is to quickly restore you to health, or, if you want to supplement traditional medicines used for chronic illness, provide you with regular sessions that keep you feeling stronger. Keep in mind that we customize each treatment plan to deliver the nutrients you need.
In addition to discussing your goals for therapy, we can also conduct pre-treatment testing that will identify the exact nutrients you need. This is beneficial for honing in on your body’s health so we can deliver optimal results.
We Come to You
Because we are a concierge service, we bring the vitamin transfusions to you, whether you’re at home, work, or the gym. Treatment is quick and easy. We insert into a vein the IV catheter and then deliver your specific supplements right to the bloodstream. All of this takes just 45 minutes, and you have the option of adding boosters like vitamin B12, biotin, and CoQ10.
You can also add oxygen aromatherapy to increase your comfort and relaxation. Our oxygen generator delivers 94.7 percent oxygen, eliminating almost all of the nitrogen that exists in ambient air. You can infuse this with an aroma of your choice, such as eucalyptus, for a truly immersive experience.
History of IV Vitamin Therapy
Dr. John Myers is credited with the earliest of these infusions. In the 1960s, he began administering to patients a formula of vitamins and minerals intended to treat different conditions. He passed in the 1980s without having revealed the exact formula he used, but researchers eventually developed a version with vitamins B and C.
Dr. Myers proved that IV transfusions are for more than blood; they can also be administered when patients lack crucial nutrients to restore energy, vitality, and well-being. Now, IV therapy boston is a part of routine health care. It not only helps you recover from everyday maladies, but it can also help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Our IV Treatment Options
We offer 12 different IV formulations each intended to address a different concern. Our Basic Bag, made with saline, is a refreshing way to rehydrate the entire body. It replenishes electrolytes you don’t even realize you’re missing, thanks to daily tasks and deadlines.
The Banana Bag is a great way to rejuvenate after a busy week, hectic travel, or in times of stress. It’s made with saline and a multivitamin to deliver extra energy when most needed.
The Boozy Bag
We’ve all had a night or two where we drank just a little too much. Formulated with saline, Zofran, and Toradol, this remedy targets hangover symptoms to get you up and running once more.
The stomach can rebel at any time, whether from something you’ve eaten or a moment of intense stress. This bag targets GERD and acid reflux with saline and Pepcid; gentle enough to cause no further irritation, but strong enough to get you back to the tasks at hand.
Just five ingredients – saline, vitamin C, zinc, Zofran, and Toradol – can jumpstart your immune system so you can shake troublesome bugs. It combines hydration, nature’s immune booster (vitamin C), and other ingredients to help you feel better.
Physical training can take a toll on the body, especially if you’re already tired from common daily demands. This formulation gives you saline, B vitamins, Toradol, and L-Carnitine to restore energy.
You can occasionally go without sleep when trying to meet deadlines or fulfill obligations. But a long-term lack of sleep can deprive you of your mental and physical health. With a simple cocktail of saline and Benadryl, we help you rest easy or overcome jet lag.
We all want to look our best, but sometimes, we need help from within. A potent combination of saline, B vitamin, vitamin C, and glutathione can restore hydration, neutralize free radicals, and deliver antioxidants to fragile skin tissues. In return, you’ll see a brighter, more refreshed complexion.
If celebrities can do it, so can you. This formula can get you ready for a big day or night with vitamins and minerals intended to keep you going for as long as you need.
Headaches are no laughing matter, especially when they keep you from the things and people you love. We mix saline, Toradol, Zofran, and magnesium to deliver a treatment that eases migraines and restores your sense of well-being.
You can’t study or think clearly without essential nutrients. Think of this treatment, therefore, as food for the brain; B vitamins, cobalamin, magnesium, and taurine come together to support clarity and encourage a positive mood.
Remember how we previously said the body works to maintain balance? This extends to a need for harmony between mental and physical health as well. With a carefully blended cocktail of vitamins and nutrients, we can invigorate the brain and restore energy to your body.
Why Focus on Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radicals. These molecules, because they’re not paired with electrons, cause tissue damage and have other unwanted effects on the body. But vitamin C can coordinate electrons to free radicals, thus quelling their negative impacts, and improve overall health. It plays a crucial role in body function, and that is why many of our IV therapies contain this nutrient.
Give Yourself a Boost
IV therapy boston is one of the easiest and most effective ways to restore and maintain health. Whether you need instant rejuvenation or want to enjoy these therapies on a routine basis, we can help. Call The Hub IV Therapy Bar in Chestnut Hill, MA, today to schedule your appointment.