Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant found in foods that helps maintain many processes of the body including building muscles, cartilage, and collagen and is an integral part of wound healing.
As an antioxidant, it protects the body from toxins that form free radicals in the body from things such as UV radiation and pollutants.
It can be part of a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables such as berries, tomatoes, peppers, and citrus fruit. It can also be taken as a supplement in pill or intravenous form.
Research suggests that Vitamin C may be protective against different kinds of cancers including breast and lung cancer.
Studies have found that Vitamin C may reduce the length and severity of the common cold.
Vitamin C is available at our Brooklyn location, Nervana Neurospa, via intravenous infusion.
By: Brooke Steiger, NP