What Vitamin C Does to Your Immune System

By InfuzeMD on 12/18/2017

At Infuze MD, we offer a wide range of health-promoting treatments from glutathione IV therapy to immunity drips and integrative cancer support therapy. Our focus is on restoring and maintaining your body’s natural balance to promote health and wellness.

A healthy immune system works to protect your body against microbes, bacteria, and viruses that can otherwise destroy your health. Every day, your body uses antioxidants and vitamins to boost your immune systems to help keep you healthy. One of the most important of these antioxidants is Vitamin C.  

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble antioxidant that is naturally found in many foods we eat like fruits, dark leafy greens, broccoli, bell peppers, and berries. Among its many positive effects on the body, Vitamin C is a strong supporter of healthy immune function by doing the following:

Healing Wounds & Repairing Tissue

Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of tissue throughout the body. It helps heal wounds and works to repair and maintain healthy teeth, skin, cartilage, and bones.

Helping to Prevent Cancer & Heart Disease

Because it’s an antioxidant, Vitamin C fights free radicals in the body which can help prevent or delay the development of certain types of cancers and heart disease.

Supporting Antibody Production & Activity

Vitamin C helps support antibody production and activity that’s necessary for combating inflammation, the common cold, and other illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and periodontal (gum) disease.

Enhancing White Blood Cells

White blood cells fight disease-causing pathogens by capturing them so that they’re flushed out of our system. Vitamin C helps the white blood cells by enhancing the production of proteins called cytokines which communicate to other cells to keep the body healthy.

Infuze MD Offers Vitamin C Drips In San Jose

Unfortunately, the human body doesn’t produce Vitamin C naturally. While we can get Vitamin C from foods and supplements, most of us simply don’t get enough of this important vitamin to make a significant impact on our health. This is where a high dose Vitamin C comes in.

We can put this vital vitamin directly into your bloodstream to strengthen your immune system. When delivered through an IV, Vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when the same amount is taken by mouth. Furthermore, when intravenously introduced to your body in higher doses, vitamin C has other effects that Dr. Abellera can tell you about at your next visit.

This is a good time of the year to give your immune system a super boost to help keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. To set up a time to visit our Vitamin drip clinic in Milpitas, please request an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!  

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