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Vitamin C IV Therapy
Small: $99 / Large: $175
Vitamin C IV Treatments at our Costa Mesa Hydration Clinic + Orange County CA
Vitamin C benefits every cell and system in your body.
Our high-dose Vitamin C IV therapy is formulated to make your skin glow and give your immune system a super boost to fight colds, flu, stress and low energy.
Vitamin C IV infusions make it easy to get all the vitamin C you need and provide immediate benefits by allowing your body to completely absorb the nutrients through your bloodstream.
Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy in a Relaxed Setting
Our high-dose vitamin C IV treatments are administered in the soothing spa environment of our Costa Mesa hydration clinic. You’ll instantly feel healthier, happier, and more energized. Our relaxed spa setting makes the treatment fly by, and you’ll be back to your day in no time.
Vitamin C IV therapy for groups
We offer private rooms for group IV hydration, ideal for workplace wellness, wedding parties, athletes and more!
About Vitamin C
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble nutrient essential for growth and repair of all the tissues in your body.1 Your body can’t make or store vitamin C, so it’s important to get plenty of vitamin C on a daily basis.
Vitamin C is well known for strengthening the immune system and guarding against sickness. Vitamin C is also important for healthy skin and can give you a quick pick-me-up when you’re feeling a little run down.
- Benefits of vitamin C IV treatments
- Vitamin C IV cost
- Vitamin C drip for skin health
- Vitamin C therapy for cancer
- Vitamin C & rheumatoid arthritis
- Vitamin C infusion side effects
- Vitamin C IV for colds & flu
- Vitamin C dosage
Benefits of Vitamin C IV Therapy
Improves Energy, Mood, Immune System, and More
Vitamin C benefits your immune system, contributes to wound healing, helps your body absorb iron, and assists with forming collagen. It is an antioxidant and protects against toxins like pollution. Research has shown:
- Vitamin C boosts your blood’s antioxidant levels so your natural defenses are better at fighting inflammation. This may reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease.
- Vitamin C has been shown to help reduce blood pressure, another risk factor for heart disease.
- Vitamin C treatments may help people who suffer from gout, by reducing the amount of uric acid in the blood and helping protect against painful gout attacks.
- Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron better, reducing the risk of anemia.
- Vitamin C may protect thinking and memory functions as the years advance. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C combats oxidative stress in the brain and nerves. Low levels of vitamin C have been linked to impaired memory and cognitive performance.
- Vitamin C protects pregnant women against prenatal health problems such as anemia, and it supports the baby’s growth and immune system.
- Vitamin C has been shown to help prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
- Vitamin C protects skin against wrinkling, discoloration and other signs of aging and helps regenerate the skin by increasing collagen formation.
- Vitamin C helps reduce mental and physical symptoms of stress.
- Vitamin C can inhibit the growth of some cancerous tumors by removing free radicals responsible for fueling tumor growth.
A quick and easy IV hydration therapy with high-dose vitamin C offers relief from mood changes, stress, and sickness.
Vitamin C IV Cost
If you want to have beautiful skin, you have to get plenty of vitamin C.
A Vitamin C Boost small bag costs $99 and a large bag costs $175.
You can also add extra vitamin C to any IV treatment we offer for just $25.
Save on the cost of a vitamin C drip with IV package pricing – the more you drip, the more you save! We also offer special discounts to returning guests and first-time friends with our Bring a Friend rewards program.
Vitamin C and Your Skin
Vitamin C is necessary for collagen production and neutralizing free radicals in your skin. Free radicals damage skin, causing wrinkles, discoloration and other signs of aging.
Vitamin C IV therapy has immediate beneficial effects for your skin. It limits UV damage caused by sun exposure and increases collagen protein synthesis so damaged skin is repaired more quickly.
Worried about dry skin? Studies have shown vitamin C supplements can help repair and prevent both dry skin and dull complexions.
Turn back the clock with our Anti-Aging IV Treatment or add extra vitamin C to the IV therapy of your choice.
Glutathione and Vitamin C: Your Skin's Two Best Friends
Glutathione is another nutrient noted for its many skin benefits. Also a powerful antioxidant, glutathione slows melanin production in cells to help prevent dark spots. Glutathione can even erase the dark spots you already have.
Like vitamin C, glutathione protects your skin from the inside out by eliminating free radicals and toxins caused by UV rays. Learn more about the benefits of glutathione IV treatments or add extra glutathione to any IV therapy for just $30.
Can Vitamin C Help Acne?
Vitamin C can help acne sufferers by toning down redness and promoting healing.
Vitamin C reduces redness by calming the immune system which releases inflammatory chemicals as a response to acne bacteria. Vitamin C also strengthens capillaries delivering oxygen and nutrients to the basal layer of skin, so less redness shows through.
Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen and elastin, necessary for healing existing acne scars and generating new skin.
What you need to know about vitamin C infusions and cancer
While researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown vitamin C can inhibit the growth of certain tumors, vitamin C IV therapy for cancer remains a very popular yet controversial topic.
Can high dose vitamin C IV therapy help people with cancer?
Vitamin C infusions can help people struggling with fatigue, a compromised immune system or recovering from surgery.
Researchers have been studying the effects of high-dose vitamin C as a cancer treatment since the 1970s, but even today there have been no conclusive large-scale controlled clinical trials defining the precise role intravenous vitamin C has in cancer treatment or recovery from cancer treatment side effects.
Scientists are currently studying whether IV vitamin C treatments can boost the effectiveness of cancer treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.
High dose vitamin C treatments have been studied and proven to be safe and well-tolerated with minimal side effects. While vitamin C has not yet been definitively proven to kill cancer cells, we do know it does not harm healthy cells.
Because vitamin C IV infusions can help people struggling with fatigue, fighting infections, dealing with a weakened immune system and healing from surgery, vitamin C IV treatments can help cancer survivors and people recovering from the side effects of cancer treatments improve quality of life.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or are recently in remission, we recommend talking to your doctor before beginning intravenous vitamin infusion treatments.
Can Vitamin C IV therapy prevent cancer?
While it cannot cure cancer directly, studies have shown that higher levels of Vitamin C in the bloodstream are associated with decreased risk of:
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Liver Cancer
Vitamin C is known to be a powerful antioxidant, reduce cellular inflammation and protect healthy cells from free radical damage. There have not been any definitive clinical trials proving vitamin C helps prevent cancer, however studies have produced evidence of a protective effect of vitamin C, in particular for non-hormone-dependent types of cancer.
Vitamin C and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes an abnormal immune system reaction leading to destruction of cartilage, joint linings and even bone. Researchers have found patients diagnosed with RA are typically deficient in vitamin C.
Because oxidative stress is higher in people with RA, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation can protect the tissues under attack by the disease. Studies have shown high-dose intravenous vitamin C can reduce pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Vitamin C is necessary for collagen production. Collagen isn’t just important for healthy, young-looking skin, it’s the main protein in bone and joint tissue.
Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation in the lining of joints, leading to damage and deformity. Studies have shown high-dose vitamin C treatments can reduce the risk of developing inflammatory arthritis such as RA.
Vitamin C not only facilitates collagen production, it’s a powerful antioxidant fighting against the molecules triggering inflammation in the joints. Infection is also thought to trigger rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups, and vitamin C plays an important role in fighting off infections.
Vitamin C Infusion Side Effects
Optimal hydration and vitamin C levels are key to enjoying health and high energy.
Vitamin C IV treatments typically have very mild side effects, if any.
People with certain medical conditions may be at risk of more serious side effects from vitamin C IV therapy, including:
- People with a history of kidney disorders
- People with hemochromatosis
- People with an inherited G-6-PD deficiency
Vitamin C infusions are safe and beneficial for the vast majority of people.
All IV treatments at Boost Hydration are prepared by our resident doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. LaLonde, and administered by our nurses. The highly experienced medical professionals at Boost Hydration are ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment.
Vitamin C IV for Colds & Flu
Vitamin C is essential for immune system support. Studies have shown vitamin C levels drop when your body is fighting a cold or flu, making it even more important to keep up vitamin C levels.
All of our IV treatments, including Vitamin C Boost, deliver instant hydration and 100% absorption of essential nutrients, electrolytes and more.
Our Cold & Flu Therapy IV treatment has been specially formulated with vitamin C, zinc, selenium and other powerful ingredients to help you feel relief from symptoms and fight off illness faster.
Vitamin C Dosage
How much vitamin C is too much?
Determining how much vitamin C to take can be difficult because different brands of supplements include different amounts and ingredients. Be sure to carefully read product labels and talk to your doctor.
Although vitamin C is water-soluble and your body doesn’t store extra, taking more than the recommended dose may result in diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, bloating, headache, insomnia, or kidney stones.
Recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin C from both food and supplements:
|Who||Recommended daily intake||Upper limit of intake|
|Infants 0-6 months||40 mg (Adequate Intake)||---|
|Infants 7-12 months||50 mg (Adequate Intake)||---|
|Children 1-3 years||15 mg||400 mg|
|Children 4-8 years||25 mg||650 mg|
|Children 9-13 years||45 mg||1,200 mg|
|Girls 14-18 years||65 mg||1,800 mg|
|Boys 14-18 years||75 mg||1,800 mg|
|Men over 18||90 mg||2,000 mg|
|Women over 18||75 mg||2,000 mg|
|Pregnant women over 18||85 mg||2,000 mg|
|Breastfeeding women over 18||120 mg||2,000 mg|
*U.S. Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine
What foods are high in vitamin C?
Vitamin IV treatments make sure your body absorbs essential nutrients completely.
Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables. Foods rich in vitamin C include:
- Red bell peppers
When your body digests food and vitamin C supplements, less than half of the nutrients are absorbed. The way food is grown in the western hemisphere makes it hard to find natural fruit and vegetables with high enough levels of any vitamin to make a significant difference. IV supplementation is often the only option to get high doses of vitamin C directly into the bloodstream. For a more complete boost of vitamin C, contact us for an IV treatment.
When is the best time to take vitamin C?
Choosing when to take vitamin C is entirely up to you. Vitamins and supplements affect each person differently, so find the time that works best for you. Many find that taking supplements on an empty stomach can cause nausea, heartburn, or gas. Taking vitamin C with a meal also makes it part of your routine so you’re less likely to forget.
You may find vitamin C to increase your energy levels, so taking your supplement with breakfast or lunch may be better than with supper.
Frequently Asked Questions on Vitamin C
What does vitamin C do?
Vitamin C benefits more of the body than you’d expect, including your skin, hair, bones, and blood vessels, as well as your energy levels and mood.
While some studies show vitamin C is good for a variety of medical uses (such as improving Alzheimer’s, fertility, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, anemia, depression, and more), further research is needed to determine how effective it is.
What happens when you’re low on vitamin C?
Intravenous vitamin C gives you hydration & antioxidants without the sugar.
Early symptoms of vitamin C deficiency include fatigue, depression, irritability, muscle pain and joint pain.
Severe vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) is a serious disorder no longer common in the developed world. Without treatment, scurvy leads to gum disease, hair loss, internal bleeding, decreased red blood cell count and skin problems.
Why not just take vitamin C supplements?
When we consume vitamin C in food, drinks or supplements less than 20% of the vitamin C is actually absorbed by our bodies. With IV vitamin infusions, 100% of the vitamin C can be used by the body immediately.
Another reason to choose fast-acting IV therapy for vitamin C treatments is because once inside the body vitamin C has a half-life of only 2 hours.
IV Hydration and Vitamin Shots for Better Health
Vitamin C infusions offer a lot of different benefits. Try one of our many hydration treatments or vitamin injections with extra vitamin C added:
- IV hydration for energy
- Immune system boost treatment
- IV fluids for cold and flu recovery
- Anti-aging hydration
- Stress relief IV therapy
- Anti-stress shot
- Mood boosting vitamin shot
- Antioxidant injection
Boost Hydration is located in Costa Mesa, CA and serves all of Orange County including Anaheim, Corona, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster and the surrounding areas. Visit our wellness spa or contact us for more information.
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National Institutes of Health. [Vitamin C Fact Sheet for Health Professionals] 2018