Natural Supplement Profile: Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally occurring in foods including fruits and vegetables. It may be found in vegetables such as peppers, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, potatoes, and spinach and in fruits such as citrus, berries, and tomatoes.

The benefits of vitamin C include enhancing function of your immune system, maintaining eye health, and protecting against cardiovascular disease. It also is important in blood vessel health and the maintenance of collagen and cartilage in your body.

Some people may be more susceptible than others to deficiencies in vitamin C including smokers, people with certain gastrointestinal conditions, or those with a limited diet.

You may have heard about high dose vitamin C recently in the news due to its recent use in treatment of acute severe COVID-19 infections. There are currently clinical trials underway to evaluate its effectiveness against COVID-19.

We are pleased to announce that our office will be offering vitamin C IV infusions by appointment.

If you are interested in this treatment, please schedule an appointment with one of our providers at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology!

By: Brooke Steiger, NP