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Vitamin C Injection

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin C Injections

Vitamin C is perhaps the most commonly used daily supplement. Known scientifically as ascorbic acid and calcium ascorbate, vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient found in citrus fruits, green vegetables, tomatoes and potatoes. It’s also available in supplement form, which is how most people take it.

It boosts our immune system and has antiviral properties, and works as an antioxidant. Our body cannot produce vitamin C, and it is most commonly sourced via our diet.

Vitamin C levels in our body are controlled by the kidneys with a process called renal absorption. This prevents vitamin C from being lost in urine and means that the nutrient can remain in our body for several weeks.

Vitamin C has become even more important to many people since the recent pandemic, and vitamin C injections from a professional are the most effective way to increase your levels.

Supplements and food sources are limited by the speed at which your digestive system can process the intake, and absorption is limited by the effectiveness of your gut. Many chronic illnesses can reduce the level of vitamin C that is available to the body. A vitamin C injection provides a boost much more quickly and effectively, with the injection delivered intramuscularly.

Why is vitamin C important?

Vitamin C is crucial for the functioning of the human body. It is involved in the production of collagen, L-carnitine, and some neurotransmitters; it helps to recycle vitamin E, and boosts the immune system.

It is an antioxidant which can help to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals, which can speed up the ageing process and cause other damage to cells within the body. Vitamin C has also been shown to reduce the severity and duration of colds.

Vitamin C also helps with the absorption of the type of iron that is found in plant-based foods.

What does the injectable vitamin C do?

Vitamin C injections are a great way to increase your daily intake of this essential nutrient. The injection is delivered intramuscularly and rapidly enters the bloodstream, where it can start to work its magic.

The standard dose of vitamin C is 500mg-1g, but this can be increased if you are trying to treat a particular condition. A higher dose may also be recommended if you have a medical condition that limits your ability to absorb nutrients from food. Our doctor will help determine the best dosage for your individual circumstances.

Vitamin C injections provide the same benefits as vitamin C tablets that we are all familiar with, but in a much more convenient way for your body. The supplement can be used to treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Cold and flu
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle soreness
  • Skin issues such as acne or eczema
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Scurvy

It’s also used as a preventative measure against conditions as wide-ranging as cancer, age-related macular degeneration, and even COVID-19. Vitamin C will not prevent you from contracting any of these issues, but can help your body fight off their effects. Injectable vitamin C leads to a higher concentration of vitamin C in your bloodstream – up to 85% of the vitamin C taken orally can be lost through the digestive system, and injectable vitamin C is much kinder on your stomach.

What are the benefits of vitamin C injection booster shots?

Vitamin C booster shots are often taken to improve and maintain health and well-being. This is not high-dose therapy, as regular vitamin C shots can provide a range of significant benefits, including:

  • Immune system improvement, as well as allergy reduction
  • Fighting off certain diseases including flu
  • Relieves tiredness and fatigue by providing support.
  • Helps to increase energy levels when you feel run down
  • Helps eliminate free radicals which can cause illness and speed up ageing.
  • Boosts memory skills by increasing neurotransmitters.
  • Helps fight depression
  • Increase metabolism to aid weight loss
  • Strengthens bones
  • Improves the quality and appearance of your skin

Vitamin C is required to produce collagen, which is found in connective tissue, skin, hair, and nails. Collagen is what helps give these structures their strength and elasticity.

As we get older, our body will naturally produce less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and thinner hair. Vitamin C can help to slow and even reverse this process, and can also aid the production of vitamin E.

As well as helping your body to heal, vitamin C:

Does boost the immune system
Can help with asthma, bronchitis
Can help with heart disease
Can reduce risk of cancer

Is injectable vitamin C better than oral supplementation?

There are a number of reasons why you might choose to have injectable vitamin C, rather than taking it orally. As we’ve already mentioned, when you take vitamin C orally, a lot of it is lost through the digestive process. This means that you’re not getting the full benefit of the vitamin.

Although many oral tablets and supplements are available, injectable vitamin C is a more effective solution. Studies have shown that vitamin C injections can produce a 70-fold higher level of the vitamin in your bloodstream.

What are the symptoms of vitamin C deficiency?

The symptoms of vitamin C deficiency will vary depending on the individual, their age, level of fitness, etc. They commonly include at least one of the following:

  • Skin issues including rough/dry skin
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Bruising easily
  • Fatigue or tiredness that leads to poor mood
  • Bright red hair follicles
  • Chronic stress
  • Inflammation
  • Fingernails spoon-shaped with red lines or spots
  • Pain and swelling in your joints
  • Tooth loss
  • Bleeding gums
  • Wounds are slow to heal
  • Poor immune system
  • Constant iron deficiency
  • Splitting hair
  • Muscle pain

How common is vitamin C deficiency?

In developed countries, vitamin C deficiency is not common, but can occur if your general nutrient intake is insufficient. An unhealthy diet, excess alcohol intake, smoking, anorexia, or other issues can cause a deficiency.

Smokers and passive smokers – those who are often in a smoke-filled environment – may be in particular need of extra vitamin C, as will those with chronic diseases and malabsorption issues.

In the most severe cases, vitamin C deficiency can cause scurvy which is shown through skin problems, anaemia, gum disease, and general weakness. Although it is considered an “old” disease, it is still around today.

How long does vitamin C injection stay in your system?

Vitamin C injections will stay in your system for around a week. This is because the vitamin is slowly released into the body over this time.

Very high doses of vitamin C can overwhelm your body, and excess amounts will be lost in the urine. If you feel that you need a higher dose or more frequent doses, you can talk to your doctor about this.

Vitamins and treatments that are safe to take with vitamin C

There are very few side effects of vitamin C injections, as the vitamin is water-soluble and not toxic in high doses.

It is safe to have a vitamin C injection while taking B complex vitamins, vitamin D, and facial and body treatments.

Can Vitamin C it be injected if there are existing medical conditions?

Vitamin C is not intended to replace medical treatment if you have a serious health issue, but certain treatments can lead to a lack of nutrients and vitamins. In these cases, tackling deficiencies can help you on your path to health.

Certain allergies and conditions might interact with vitamin C, including:

  • An allergy to Ascorbic acid
  • If you have Kidney problems or Liver disease
  • An iron metabolism disorder

How much vitamin C should you be injected with?

It will vary between patients, and your doctor will advise on the best course of action. 200mg per day for up to 7 days is common for general health, while a higher dose over a longer period may be needed to assist wound healing.

To experience the best effect, shots should be given at least once every month or so.

Vitamin C has often been present in most people’s daily routines. It has many benefits, but the injectable form is more potent and provides faster benefits.

Aside from vitamin C deficiency, high doses of vitamin C may be helpful for persons with cancer. Booster shots can simply improve general health and well-being. The injections are safe, effective, and work quickly.


1 Session£79
6 Session£282
Combination of 1 vitamin C Injection & 6 session of Biotin£400
Vitamin B12 Shot
Course of 6 session£210
Vitamin C
Once every 8 weeks£179
Vitamin D3
Once every 6 months£130

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