Updated: Sep 28, 2020
What is ascorbic acid?
Ascorbic acid, or l-ascorbic acid, is more commonly called vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters.
How do we get ascorbic acid?
Humans are unable to synthesize or store ascorbic acid; excess of the vitamin is excreted out of the body. Ascorbic acid is obtained through diet. It is ingested through food or oral supplements. Vitamin C is most commonly found in citrus fruits and leafy greens.
Why do we need ascorbic acid?
"Ascorbic acid is a potent reducing and antioxidant agent that functions in fighting bacterial infections, in detoxifying reactions, and in the formation of collagen in fibrous tissue, teeth, bones, connective tissue, skin, and capillaries."
- U.S. National Library of Medicine
What does that mean? Ascorbic acid is a sickness fighting, bone building, skin brightening, super nutrient! Additionally, vitamin C aids in the prevention of heart disease, increases energy, and prevents the formation of wrinkles. Its cell restoring properties aid in wound healing. Ascorbic acid can aid in stress relief and decreasing anxiety. While not definitively proven, vitamin C has also been linked to preventing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease.
Ascorbic Acid at MVI:
Milford Vascular Institute opened an aesthetics and wellness division in May 2019 called The Glow Bar. One of the exciting services The Glow Bar offers is intramuscular (IM) vitamin injections. IM vitamin injections are highly concentrated vitamin cocktails that are injected into your muscle for maximum vitamin absorption. The Glow Bar offers a variety of vitamin Cocktails, one of which being the Beauty Cocktail. The Beauty Cocktail consists of two injections; one 1mL shot of Ascorbic Acid and one 1mL shot of Glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that aids in the regeneration of ascorbic acid, for maximum absorption. While this cocktail is most known for enhancing the appearance of your skin, the other health benefits are nearly infinite. Call Milford Vascular today to schedule your happy hour at The Glow Bar: (203)882-VEIN(8346).