Vitamin C is a common household term, often associated with citrus fruits and its crucial role in maintaining our health. However, the benefits of Vitamin C extend beyond its dietary consumption, and its true potential is unleashed when administered in the right way and dosage. At Horizons of Health, we specialize in harnessing the power of this essential vitamin through our Intravenous Ascorbic Acid (IV AA) therapy.
When Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid (AA), is introduced into the body through IV therapy, it transitions from being an antioxidant to a pro-oxidant, triggering different physiological responses than when consumed orally. The limitations of oral consumption become apparent when one attempts to ingest more than 9 grams of AA, which often results in gastrointestinal effects or other health issues. However, IV administration bypasses the gut, allowing for safe administration of much higher doses, typically between 75 to 100 grams. This transition not only avoids any adverse effects but also allows AA to benefit the body more substantially, especially when combatting health problems beyond the norm.
At Horizons of Health, we adopt the protocol developed by a leading research center on AA, to deliver this high-impact therapy to our patients. Thus, with our IV AA therapy, we offer an innovative, efficient, and safe method to leverage the full potential of Vitamin C for your health.
Some of the other positive effects of AA are:
Ensuring the quality of Ascorbic Acid (AA) is paramount in IV therapy. Particularly, it is crucial to use a non-corn based AA due to the potential complications arising from the genetic modification of corn. Furthermore, before commencing high-dose AA therapy, it's necessary to conduct a G6PD blood test to confirm the individual's ability to metabolize these elevated doses efficiently and safely.
If you are in the Albany, NY, or nearby regions and are interested in High Dose Vitamin C Therapy contact us to start transformative journey towards improved health and vitality. Horizons of Health, we are committed to helping you unlock your body's incredible self-healing potential so feel free to set up a call to learn about our programs and other therapies to help you meet your health goals.
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Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Jennifer Baer, Nurse Practitioner and her team at Horizons of Health combine an integrative, functional medicine approach.
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