Vitamin C

Miracle Laser Medical Clinic

Susan Hyun, MD

Aesthetics Medicine & Anti Aging Medicine located in Santa Clarita, CA

Vitamin C is a front-line antioxidant, and it’s essential for keeping many parts of your body healthy, from your skin and bones to your adrenal glands. Dr. Susan Hyun at Miracle Laser Medical Clinic protects your health by providing vitamin C through intravenous injections, which can deliver a therapeutic dose that’s not possible with oral supplements. To learn more about vitamin C intravenous injections, call the office in Santa Clarita, California, or book a consultation online.

Vitamin C Q & A

What are the roles of vitamin C in my body?

Vitamin C fills two primary roles in your body — it’s a strong antioxidant and an enzyme cofactor. As an antioxidant, it stops free radicals from harming cells, protein, fat, carbohydrate, and DNA.

Serving as an enzyme cofactor means that vitamin C must be present before certain enzymes can work. In this role, your body depends on vitamin C for many essential biochemical processes, such as synthesizing collagen and neurotransmitters.

Why is IV injection better than taking oral vitamin C?

When you choose to get vitamin C through an intravenous (IV) injection, you can get a higher dose than is possible by taking oral supplements.

You can take a high-dose supplement, but the full amount of vitamin C won’t reach your bloodstream because your intestines can only absorb up to 200 milligrams at one time.

If you need a higher, therapeutic dose of vitamin C, the only way to get it is with an IV injection that bypasses your gastrointestinal tract.

When might I need a vitamin C injection?

You’ll definitely benefit from an IV injection if you’re deficient in vitamin C. You may also need more vitamin C if you’re under ongoing stress or feel lethargic.

Your body uses more vitamin C than normal any time you’re under stress. As a result, you can become deficient if you experience emotional stress and when you’re sick, have a fever, take antibiotics, or you’re exposed to toxins or heavy metals.

You may need a boost of vitamin C to support many body systems, including:

Immune system

Vitamin C strengthens your immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells that are responsible for fighting infection, killing harmful microorganisms, and producing antibodies.

Collagen production

Your body can’t produce collagen without a good supply of vitamin C. Collagen is a connective tissue that strengthens skin, helps build bones, and heals wounds.

Cardiovascular health

A review published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that vitamin C lowered blood pressure. Therapeutic doses of vitamin C may also reduce your cholesterol.

Healthy skin

Vitamin C found within your skin protects it from free radicals, which are produced when you’re exposed to sunlight and environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke.

To learn whether your health may improve with an IV injection of vitamin C, call Miracle Laser Medical Clinic or book a consultation online.