Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in our diet. It has many important roles our body’s immune function, including:

  • wound healing
  • preventing damage to cells
  • building collagen
  • producing chemical messengers called neurotransmitters

Many people take vitamin C for general health or to boost their immune system. It’s also taken to treat vitamin C deficiency.

Vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy. Characteristic symptoms of vitamin C deficiency include:

  • swollen and bleeding gums
  • fatigue
  • poor wound healing
  • joint pain
  • loose teeth
  • coloured spots on the skin
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In some cases, signs of scurvy can occur within a month of consuming less than 10 milligrams (mg) per day of vitamin C.

Today, scurvy is rare in developed countries. It’s most likely to occur in people who:

  • smoke
  • consume a limited variety of food
  • have nutrient absorption problems

Vitamin C injections are sometimes used off-label for other conditions, including:

  • cancer
  • general health
  • immune function
  • weight loss

Per Injection £40 

Course of 4 £160