Vitamin C – The Amazing Antioxidant

Vitamin C

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is one of the most talked about vitamins available. Recently touted when used in mega-doses to treat cancer and viral infections, Ascorbic Acid may have a pro-oxidant effect on viral or cancer cells. Ascorbic Acid is actually required for many metabolic functions in the body. Involved in the synthesis of collagen and elastin, the main structural proteins of skin, cartilage and blood vessels, ascorbic acid slows down age related telomere shortening in human skin and improves blood vessel dilation. The antioxidant properties protect DNA from damage. Some of the other conditions found to correlate to Vitamin C are:

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal glands have the highest Ascorbic Acid of any tissue in the body.  In addition, ascorbic acid supports adrenals and reduces cortisol. Consequently, depletion of Vitamin C is very common in adrenal fatigue.


Do you know that Vitamin C can mitigate an asthma attack? Ascorbic acid is need for the production of epinephrine, allaying symptoms of respiratory distress. Also, ascorbic acid dilates bronchial airways, as well as, inhibits histamine-induced constriction of airways.


In autistic patients, ascorbic acid improved the severity of and sensory motor scores, perhaps due to the interaction with dopamine synthesis. Ascorbic Acid replenishes the antioxidant glutathione, which is commonly deficient in people with autism.


Ascorbic Acid lowers glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting and post-meal glucose levels, especially those with type 2 diabetes.

High Cholesterol

Ascorbic acid protects LDL for oxidation, which cause clogging of the arteries. Similarly, ascorbic acid prevents white blood cells and oxidized LDL from stick to the walls of blood vessels.


Many people who experience fatigue suffer from iron deficient anemia. Ascorbic acid assists in iron uptake and transport. In addition, the precursor to carnitine and several hormones that affect energy levels.


Shown to improve the ability of blood vessels to react appropriately to relaxation signals.


When liver detoxification ability is compromised Ascorbic Acid partially restores thyroid function.

Sports Nutrition

Vitamin C decreases post-work out soreness. Also, required for collagen synthesis and thus protects muscles from injury due to trauma or training. In addition, it reduces cortisol induced muscle catabolism.

At Thrive Vitamin Drips & Shots, we offer Vitamin C in a 500 mg injection. All of our drips contain at least 2500 mg of Vitamin C. Our Beauty Drip, contains 5000 mg of vitamin c, together with a unique blend of biotin, copper, zinc, and b-complex. In addition, biotin promotes strong nails and healthy hair, copper works in balance with Vitamin C and Zinc to manufacture elastin and collagen. Certainly, combine this drip with a Glutathione Push for the ultimate beauty treatment.


Murray, M. T. (1996). Encyclopedia of nutritional supplements: The essential guide for improving your health naturally. Rocklin, CA: Prima Pub.

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: Vitamin B12 Fact Sheet for Health Professionals.








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