Vitamin C plays a critical role in your health and wellness
Picture this: you’re going about your day, minding your own business when suddenly… *a-choo*… you sneeze. While it may be a fluke, you’re more than likely starting to get sick, and if you don’t act quickly, you may be out of commission for a few days recovering (which nobody wants!).
What’s the first thing you’d do in this situation? If you’re like the vast majority of people, you’ll probably drink some orange juice or pop a Vitamin C supplement, which is a very smart response, since Vitamin C is critical for maintaining a healthy immune system and fighting illness.
Vitamin C is found naturally in many foods, especially fruits and vegetables (hence why you may reach for a glass of OJ when you need a boost of Vitamin C), but as much as 17% of the US population is still deficient in it. Since Vitamin C is water soluble, our bodies can’t store it long-term, so we need to consume Vitamin C (either from food or supplements) daily in order for our bodies to get the benefits from it.
So, let’s dig into the importance of Vitamin C for our health and where IV therapy can help you get the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
Why is Vitamin C so important?
Vitamin C plays an essential role in our bodies’ health and contributes to a few different vital functions. For example, Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen, absorb iron, and remove toxins from the body. Additionally, it can boost the immune system and aid in the healing of wounds. There are a few benefits of Vitamin C related to these bodily functions, as well, like improving heart health, eyesight, and even allergy symptoms.
It’s universally agreed that Vitamin C is a crucial nutrient for our bodies to function effectively and efficiently, But, depending on your dietary preferences, it can be hard to get the daily recommended amount of the vitamin, so many nutritionists and doctors recommend a Vitamin C supplement, which can be given in a few different ways, including oral supplements and IV therapy.
How does IV therapy work?
IV therapy is not a new treatment in the healthcare world, but it has become more popular (and accessible) in recent years, and for good reason! IV therapy is the fastest way to get your body the vitamins (like Vitamin C!) and minerals it needs to thrive.
But how does it work? It’s simpler than you might think. Once you book an appointment, our 10X team of professionals will create a customized blend of fluids, electrolytes, antioxidants, and vitamins, and bring it right to your door. A nurse will then place an IV in your arm and start pumping your personalized “10X cocktail” into your bloodstream, and, an hour later, you’re done.
Since the nutrients from your fluids are being pushed directly into your bloodstream, your body can immediately start using them, which is why IV therapy is the fastest way to take your vitamins.
Vitamin C supplements versus IV drip
If you’ve been to a grocery or drug store and strolled down the vitamin aisle, you’ve probably noticed dozens of different brands, dosages, and types of Vitamin C supplements. Vitamin C in pill form, powder form, or drink form are quick, easy, and affordable, making them popular choices to supplement Vitamin C intake from natural sources, like fruits and vegetables.
While they may be easier to consume, oral supplements are much less efficient at getting your body an exact dosage of Vitamin C, and it’s very hard to control exactly how much of the nutrient your body will actually absorb and be able to use.
This is because oral supplements rely on the digestive system to move them through the body to the bloodstream, and no two humans will absorb vitamins the same way. But, with an IV drip, you can control exactly how much of a certain nutrient your body will get and make sure it matches exactly what your body needs, making IV therapy the more efficient solution to getting your daily dose of Vitamin C!
Need a boost to make sure your body is getting the amount of Vitamin C it needs to thrive? 10X is now booking IV drips in Scottsdale, AZ, and Aventura, FL! Book your appointment online, and our team of experts will bring a custom IV therapy formula and administer it right in your home.