November 1, 2023
Vitamin C Shots
What can Vitamin C shots help with?
· Essential for the immune system
· Wound healing
· Increased collagen production supports skin, bone, muscle and blood vessel health
· Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
· Iron absorption
1. Enhanced immune function: Vitamin C is well-known for its immune-boosting properties. It helps stimulate the production of white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off infections and diseases. Vitamin C injections may help strengthen the immune system and reduce the duration and severity of illnesses.
2. Increased collagen production: Collagen is a protein that plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and integrity of the skin, bones, tendons, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is necessary for the synthesis of collagen, and injections can help promote collagen production, leading to improved skin health, wound healing, and joint function.
3. Powerful antioxidant activity: Vitamin C is apotent antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can contribute to aging, chronic diseases, and oxidative stress. Vitamin C injections can provide a high dose of antioxidants, helping to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.
4. Improved iron absorption: Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron from plant-based sources (non-heme iron). Iron isessential for the production of red blood cells and oxygen transport throughout the body. Vitamin C injections can help individuals with iron deficiency or anaemia improve their iron levels.
5. Reduced symptoms of allergies and asthma: Vitamin C has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma. It can help stabilize mast cells, which release histamine during allergic reactions, and may alleviate symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and congestion.
6. Potential cancer-fighting properties: Some studies suggest that high-dose vitamin C injections may have anti-cancer effects. However, more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits in cancer treatment.
Why have your shot at Bridgeham?
It is important to note that vitamin C injections should be administered under the guidance of a health care professional, as high doses can have side effects and may not be suitable for everyone. At Bridgeham we ONLY administer via prescription using trusted medical suppliers and working alongside medical professionals with many years’ experience.
Can I have too much?
Vitamin C is water soluble, so any excess is excreted through urine.
Who shouldn’t have Vitamin C injections?
We don’t give ANY vitamin injections to pregnant women, under 18s or anyone undergoing cancer treatment unless requested to do so by their GP or consultant.
You will be screened for medications/conditions that would prevent you from having Vitamin C injections. This will be first done by our practitioner and then by a nurse-prescriber or doctor before your prescription is issued. This happens for all vitamin injections at Bridgeham.
Are there any side effects?
The vitamin C injection does sting as it goes in but once the injection is over – that’s it!
How do I get my Vitamin shot?
You can have a face to face or telephone consultation or fill in a form available at reception then return this to reception. Our practitioner will review your case and request a prescription from the medical prescriber – if there are any queries the prescriber will contact you directly. Once the prescription is issued, reception will contact you to make an appointment for you to come in and have your vitamin injection.
How much does it cost?
Vitamin C injections cost £45.00 (or £100 if combined with Vitamin D)
How often should I have a shot?
Usually, we suggest every 4 to 6 weeks but if you just feel you need a boost – especially during winter months, you can have them less frequently. Some people like to ‘dose load’, that is, having a couple of injections a week or two weeks apart to get themselves started then follow ups 4-6 weekly.
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