Vitamin C Skin & Wellness
Benefits of Vitamin C - Skin & Hair Health
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is essential for the growth, development,
and repair of all body tissues.
It is involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption
of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage,
bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is also vital to your body's healing process.
An antioxidant, vitamin C might help protect your cells against the effects of
free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is
exposed to tobacco smoke, radiation or pollutants.
Free radicals might play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
When people are deficient in Vitamin C, they may lack in energy, their skin
may be dry and they may not heal very well.
- Collagen boosting
- Increased sun protection
- Faster hair growth
Vitamin C Boosters may also help to improve general wellbeing, such as lethargy/tiredness.
Free radicals can damage hair, making it more brittle and increasing likelihood of split ends. Vitamin C can help protect the hair, making it more stronger and grow quicker.
Vitamin C can induce skin cell repair, and natural collagen production triggers the process of skin lightening and controls the overproduction of melanin pigments, therefore Vitamin C injections may help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
Antioxidant properties in Vitamin C can help protect your skin from sun damage (UV radiation), by fighting off the harmful free radicals. Lack of vitamin C can leave you with a reduced ability to fight off the UV rays naturally.
Once skin is damaged by the sun, it is difficult to reduce the effects, therefore methods to protect yourself from the sun are important - eg. SPF, Vitamin C.
Collagen boosting - collagen is responsible for the elasticity of your skin, helping keep skin looking and feeling young and fresh. 70% of all the protein found in our skin is collagen.
Vitamin C Boosters may also help improve teeth and gum health.
Vitamin C Injections are given intramuscular (IM) - into the upper, outer quadrant of the buttock (gluteaus maximus muscle).
Common Signs of Vitamin C Deficiency
- Rough, dry and scaly skin
- Dry and splitting hair
- Easy to bruise
- Lack of energy and tiredness
- Bleeding - especially gums
- Slow wound healing
- General body weakness
- Swollen and painful joints
Contraindications to a treatment
- Allergy to ascorbic acid or benzyl-alcohol
- Liver or kidney impairment
- patients who are taking certain medication - deferipone, desferrioxamine.
Side Effects of Vitamin C Injections
Vitamin C injections may have some side effects.
Mild side effects and potential risks that are on-going, should be referred to your GP.
These side effects of C injections could include:
Pain, redness, itching on the site of the injection
Swelling sensation in the body
More serious side effects, which require immediate medical attention include,
Unusual weakness or tiredness
Swelling of the ankles or feet
Severe reactions are very rare but require emergency intervention. These include:
Itching and swelling of the face, throat or tongue
Sudden vision changes
**These are WELLNESS BOOSTERS, if you suspect that you are suffering from illness or extreme lack of vitamins, please consult your GP.