pirate with booty

Arrrr! If only t’ booty had been full o’ oranges, we might’ve escaped Davy Jones’ Locker!

Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs!  It may be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but scurvy is no laughing matter.  Luckily, it’s not a common diagnosis these days thanks to the abundance of sources of Vitamin C.  Read on to find out more about what Vitamin C does for your body and why you need it.

Vitamin C: The Body’s Building Block

Vitamin C plays a vital role in creating the structural material for just about every important part of your body — bone, skin, blood vessels and other tissues.

Without it, you’re susceptible to the breakdown of those parts — gum inflammation, dry or scaly skin, joint pain and even nosebleeds — symptoms that together are commonly known as scurvy.

More Benefits of Vitamin C

In addition to our body’s basic needs for Vitamin C, we benefit in other ways, too.

Reduced Risk of Cancer

Studies have shown that eating foods rich in Vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant, reduce the risk of cancers, especially of the mouth and digestive tract.

Antibacterial Function

Vitamin C is naturally antibacterial.  Because of this, people with high blood levels of Vitamin C are less likely to have ulcers caused by H. Pylori.

Improved Circulatory System Function

A 2003 study by the Children’s Hospital in Boston reported that women with the highest intake of Vitamin C had the lowest risk of heart disease over a 16-year period.  Similarly, a 2004 University of Oslo study reported that volunteers on a high Vitamin-C diet had lower levels of triglycerides and a higher level of healthy platelets that were less likely to clump and form blood clots.

Get Your Vitamin C Fix at Infusion Express

Vitamin C is part of our Myers’ Cocktail here at Infusion Express.  Whether you’re recovering from or preparing for a sporting event, looking for an energy boost, or looking to strengthen your immune system, a Myers’ Cocktail at Infusion Express can be a game-changing part of your wellness regimen.

We offer our IV infusion therapy services in a pleasant setting so you can actually enjoy the time spent during your treatment.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174 in Lee’s Summit or 913-948-2020 in Overland Park, or visit us on facebook or twitter!