What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a strong anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory effects. It can counter the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress.
Vitamin C is important in production of collagen that makes up our skin, bones, and other tissues so it is part of healing and staying well.
A well balanced diet will contain Vitamin C. Supplements can offset a deficient diet. However, the human digestive system limits how much vitamin C we can absorb orally. Putting higher doses directly into the bloodstream does reach the body’s cells in greater concentration.
Research shows that very high blood levels of vitamin C may help people deal better with health conditions and challenges – such as persistent viral and bacterial infections, cancers, wounds, ulcers and pressure sores.
Vitamin C may help with
- bacterial infections (eg: sepsis, pneumonia, cellulitis) and viral infections (eg: colds, glandular fever, herpes, shingles).
- function of immune cells and protects them from oxidation.
- involved in all phases of wound and injury healing. It enhances production of collagen, antioxidant activity and immune cell function.support people with cancer.
- It measurably improves quality of life, particularly as an adjunct treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
How is Intravenous Vitamin C administered?
When We Need Extra Vitamin C
Humans are unable to convert glucose into Vitamin C in our bodies. We must consume vitamin c.
However, most animals can also significantly increase their levels of Vitamin C production when exposed to extra stresses such as infection, illness or injury. We cannot.
The human digestive system limits how much Vitamin C we can absorb orally. However, putting higher doses directly into the bloodstream will reach the body’s cells in greater concentrations.
Intravenous infusion may take hour or two depending on your dosage.
Following strict quality standards and follow established clinical protocols for intravenous infusions reduces risk of adverse effects. There are always some risks that vary for each person.
Cost of Vitamin C Infusion
Initial Intravenous Assessment $120 (30 minutes)
Follow-up Intravenous Consultation or Review $80 per 15 minutes
(minimum charge $80)
Intravenous Vitamin C Infusion from $165 per treatment
Telephone Consultation $25 per 5 minutes
(minimum charge $25)
(as recommended by doctor) Price on application
Other cost as per clinic charges
To receive Intravenous Vitamin C at this practice you will need to follow some steps.
- Read information related to the practice to ensure we are right for you
- Fill in the electronic registration form and submit
- Fill in the electronic health questionnaire and submit
- Fill in the Portal Consent form if you wish to use the Patient Portal. Upload to us below
- Provide Evidence of Identity and Eligibility to us. Uploading a copy of passport with appropriate visa documents or alternatively birth certificate with appropriate photo ID
- Pay the non refundable registration fee on line to our ASB account. $10 for electronic form or $20 for paper form
Forms and Document Submission
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