Vitamin C

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Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.

The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.

Each dose contains 500 mg. Patients may take up to 2,000 mg.

Maximum Doses: 4*

*For high-dose Vitamin C infusions (up to 100 grams) and pricing, please contact us. You may be required to see one of our Nurse Practitioners to receive a prescription.*

Source: National Institutes of Health