6 Signs of a Vitamin C Deficiency

There are many nutrients the human body needs to stay healthy, and Vitamin C is among the most important. Unfortunately, Vitamin C deficiency is a serious medical condition that can cause many damaging effects on our bodies. According to the National Library of Medicine, a vitamin C deficiency is characterized by a serum concentration of less than 11.4 umol/L. Understanding the signs of a Vitamin C deficiency and taking steps to address it, such as receiving an IV treatment, are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are six signs to look out for.

1. Delayed Wound Healing

One of the most common signs of Vitamin C deficiency is delayed wound healing. Those deficient in this vitamin can't produce enough collagen, a protein that helps the body repair damaged tissues, including wounds. As a result, wounds may not heal properly or take an unusually long time to do so.

2. Dry Skin and Hair

You need good collagen production for healthy and hydrated skin. In some cases, a lack of Vitamin C may cause premature aging of the skin. Hair may also become brittle and break easily due to deficiency.

3. Swollen Gums

Look out for swollen gums. When your body doesn't have enough Vitamin C, it can cause an infection in your gums and make them swell up. This happens due to a weakened immune system, which is one of the consequences of Vitamin C deficiency.

4. Weak Immunity

Have you ever wondered why you often see Vitamin C pills and drinks marketed as immunity boosters? It's because Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Your immune system is responsible for defending your body from infections, bacteria, and viruses. If you get sick more often than usual, it may be time for a Vitamin C IV treatment.

5. Fatigue

Are you feeling fatigued and lacking energy for no reason? Vitamin C helps your body produce energy, so without enough of it, your body's unable to produce enough energy to keep you going. IV treatment is a great way to quickly restore your Vitamin C levels and give you an energy boost.

6. Elevated Blood Pressure

Did you know Vitamin C plays a role in your blood pressure? Nitric oxide helps blood vessels relax, so your blood pressure stays regulated. Without enough Vitamin C, your body won't produce enough nitric oxide to keep your blood pressure normal.

Vitamin C plays a vital role in the body from the inside out. If you're deficient in this vitamin, you may be able to benefit from an IV treatment. Contact Keystone Medical Wellness today to learn more about our IV therapy options.

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