Are High Dose Vitamin C Injections SAFE?
Ever since childhood we were told how important it is to take our vitamins. Some of us were even lucky enough to be given Flintstones Vitamins from our parents. And what was the most important vitamin to take as a kid? Vitamin C of course! Today as adults, studies show that Vitamin C is still one of the most important and beneficial vitamins to take regularly.
Many of us choose to supplement Vitamin C on top of our daily diet. Whether it be through pill therapy or injections, high doses of Vitamin C can be beneficial to our health and wellness. Despite what the media and government have indicated in the past, studies show that high doses of Vitamin C benefit the human body greatly.
Too Much Vitamin C?
First, let’s define what a high dose of Vitamin C is. The US government sets the “Safe Upper Limit” for Vitamin C at 2,000 milligrams per day. A study by American scientists Linus Pauling and Irwin Stone conducted decades ago shows that 2,000 mg should not even be considered high dosage. In fact, they found that most animals make at least that much (or more) per human body weight per day.
So, why has the government set the "Safe Upper Limit" for Vitamin C at 2,000 mg per day? Perhaps the reason is ignorance. According to nationwide data compiled by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, Vitamin C (and the use of any other dietary supplement) does not kill anyone.
Vitamin C Myths
There’s a lot of misinformation regarding high doses of Vitamin C and it causing harm. Most of it is a misconception or even plain myth. Here are a few misconceptions followed by the truth:
Vitamin C causes low blood sugar, B-12 deficiency, birth defects, or infertility
According to a 1999 study, Vitamin C does not cause birth defects, infertility, or miscarriage. The study goes on to state, “Harmful effects have been mistakenly attributed to Vitamin C, including hypoglycemia, rebound scurvy, infertility, mutagenesis, and destruction of vitamin B-12. Health professionals should recognize that Vitamin C does not produce these effects.”
Vitamin C narrows arteries and causes Atherosclerosis
The fact is that Vitamin C decreases plaque formation in arteries according to many clinical studies. One study was conducted in which supplemental Vitamin C was given to patients daily for thirty days while blood flow was measured through their arteries. Patients’ blood flow increased nearly fifty percent after a single dose and this was sustained after monthly treatment.
Vitamin C damages DNA
Simply put, this is false. If Vitamin C harmed DNA, why do most animals make (not eat, but make) between 2,000 and 10,000 milligrams of Vitamin C per human equivalent body weight per day? Evolution would never favor anything that harms vital genetic material. White blood cells and male reproductive fluids contain unusually high quantities of ascorbate (Vitamin C). Living, reproducing systems love Vitamin C.
Vitamin C causes kidney stones
Again, this is false. The misconception that Vitamin C causes kidney stones is as much a myth as the Loch Ness Monster. The media often overlooks the fact that William J. McCormick, M.D., demonstrated that Vitamin C actually prevents the formation of kidney stones. His work was confirmed by University of Alabama professor of medicine Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D.
The Benefits of High Dosage Vitamin C
According to a 2010 study, Vitamin C in large doses stops a cold within hours, stops influenza in a day or two, and stops viral pneumonia in two or three days. Additionally, it is a highly effective antihistamine, antiviral, and antitoxin. Administered intravenously (injections), Vitamin C even kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
High dosage Vitamin C injections also improve sexual health and decrease depression. This is because Vitamin C reduces prolactin release, improves vascular function, and increases oxytocin release. These processes are relevant to sexual behavior and mood.
What’s more, there is proof that high doses of Vitamin C can help lower blood pressure. A study conducted on patients with Hypertension showed decreased blood pressure after regular Vitamin C treatment.
Many people wonder, in the face of studies like these, why doesn’t the medical community embrace Vitamin C therapy with open arms? Probably the main roadblock to widespread examination and use of this all-too-simple technology is the equally widespread belief that there must be unknown dangers to tens of thousands of milligrams of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Yet, since megascorbate therapy was introduced in the late 1940's, there has been an especially safe and effective track record.
What does all this mean for you? It means you should heavily consider supplementing Vitamin C. Consider visiting a clinic that provides Vitamin Infusion Therapy. Injectable vitamins can take your health and wellness to the next level by boosting your immune system and increasing your energy levels. Vitamin C therapy could drastically improve your life.