Whenever a person gets sick, it’s common to hear the age-old advice “take vitamin C.” A vital nutrient, vitamin C is known to help the body heal, as it can help reduce the severity of colds and the flu. Vitamin C is essential to the human body. Without it, a person can end up with a weak immune system. While rare in the United States, severe deficiency in vitamin C can lead to scurvy. Even though having a severe deficiency in vitamin C is uncommon, you could still be running low on this vital nutrient. Even though we can get vitamin C from food and oral supplements when we ingest vitamin C, only about 18% is absorbed into the bloodstream. However, when administered intravenously, vitamin C is 100% bioavailable. Vitamin C IV therapy is a safe and effective way to receive a high dosage of this beneficial nutrient.
Vitamin C IV therapy can help improve your skin, strengthen your bones, increase and maintain energy levels, fight radiation/chemotherapy side effects, as well as boost your immune system. The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine offers various types of IV therapy protocols, including vitamin C intravenous therapy. During the cold and flu season, vitamin C IV therapy is an effective way to help the body fight off influenza and the coronavirus. At the Salerno Center in New York, the high-level vitamin C IV treatment that we offer has been shown to be effective against many viruses. Vitamin C, at the higher doses, converts to hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent. Hydrogen peroxide is toxic to bacteria and viruses, but offers no risk of damage to the body and comes without significant side effects.
For preventative measures, especially during the cold and flu season, we recommend receiving a vitamin C immune protocol once or twice a week. At the first signs of the flu, or if you’ve had any potential exposure to the coronavirus, we recommend 2 to 3 days of consecutive vitamin C IV treatment here at the Salerno Center. While others may also offer vitamin C IV therapy, the levels of vitamin C used at the Salerno Center are significantly higher than any that you might receive at a typical IV lounge.
If you are interested in receiving vitamin C IV therapy at the Salerno Center, give us a call today or contact us to learn more. We would be happy to schedule you at any time. We are open every day, but Saturday, and are always equipped with two nurses at all times to meet and address your health needs adequately.