Vitamin C is a very important nutrient for the human body and must be consumed on a daily basis. It acts as an antioxidant preventing the body from oxidative stress. Vitamin C is also an important component of the immune system and helps in healing wounds. It also forms an integral part in many enzymatic reactions and its deficiency can cause diseases such as scurvy. Scientists’ recommended consumption of this nutrient ranges from forty five milligrams to ninety five milligrams per day. It is available in many food products. Its richest sources are fruits and vegetables. Wild potato, rose Hip, oranges and other citrus fruit, acerola, chilli pepper and guava are considered to be rich sources of this vitamin. Livers of beef, chicken and lamb are also rich in Vitamin C.
It is also available in the form of various supplements such as drink mixes, capsules, tablets and now injections. Injections are also available in the market now by which the nutrient is injected straight to the blood vessels. The debate on its risk factor still ranges on as many people consider it a boon while many are suspicious of its side effects.
Vitamin C injections are most commonly used for two aspects- to fight cancer and to attain smooth and silky skin. People all over the world are obsessed with their looks and skin beauty. While millions are being wasted on cosmetics, people have come up with another solution to attain smooth flawless skin and get a younger appearance. Injections are considered to give back a person his or her youth. As a result many people around the world are using this injection to look younger. Malaysia is one such country where hundreds are making use of this injection, even actors too. The debate still rages on as many are still scared of the side effects of this injection. The FDA has gone ahead and banned the manufacturing of this injection but no appropriate reason has been given as such.
Another very important use of injections is its capacity to fight cancer. Very high doses of injected into the body is shown to have fought cancer under laboratory conditions. Vitamin C injections have slowed the growth of the cancer cells by fifty percent. This test was administered on laboratory mice. This slow down effect was only seen in the cases of brain cancer, pancreatic cancer and ovary cancer. This idea, of injecting vitamin C has been a really old one. But it gained momentum again because of the results shown in the health and conditions of mice. At the same time oral consumption of this Vitamin has shown no result at all. Thus vitamin C has an effect on the cancerous cells only when injected into the blood vessels. At the same time these tests have not proven to be very effective in the case of human beings. This is why the debate regarding injections still rages on as no one knows for sure its effects and side effects on a human being.
Vitamin C is a very important vitamin and must be administered carefully. Though it is a very useful and healthy nutrient, one should be careful as to how to consume this vitamin.