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IV Vitamin C or IVtoGo?

IV Vitamin C or IVtoGo?

Seated in the IV chair for the third hour, watching the pale yellow drops drop into a plastic IV bag, many IV recipients begin to ask the question, "is this necessary? Might there be be a more convenient way?" IVtoGo has found the answer to be..."Yes." Very similar therapeutic results can be achieved...conveniently.  This short article addresses why and how.

The theory of IV vitamins is based on the idea that IV surpasses all other forms in its ability to raise blood plasma levels to very high concentrations. After all, IVs, unlike other vitamins, are delivered straight to the blood. Strictly speaking, this is true. But it is also somewhat misleading. The following three points explain, in more detail than we've provided before, why three more detailed questions must be asked before we are able to truly compare IVtoGo against clinical IVs.

  1. Destination: The question of where IV vitamins wind up is extremely important. In truth, the most beneficial destination for vitamin C is not "somewhere in the blood." The most impactful destinations are actually within cells. This is where the body detoxifies, repairs itself, and recharges immunity. Studies show that liposomes are 100-times more efficient than typical IV vitamins at delivery into cells - where these vitamins and nutrients are most effective
  2. Biocompatibility: Did you know that only a fraction of IV vitamin C is absorbed, and the rest - around 85% - is expelled by the body unused? In  any cases, the body simply cannot assimilate IV vitamins. Why is this? The human body needs vitamins to be associated with the appropriate fats (lipids) in order to be absorbed. This lipid system is in fact how our body operates innately. IVtoGo solves this problem by encapsulating therapeutic vitamins in the correct biocompatible lipids. This accelerates and streamlines the absorption process, resulting in smaller doses that can achieve very similar effect.
  3. Duration: Drug and vitamin efficacy is partially judged on something called therapeutic duration, i.e., the length of time that the substance remains at therapeutic levels in the body. IV vitamin C suffers from very poor therapeutic duration, on the order of around 2 hours. Liposomes, on the other hand, can remain at significant levels in the body for up to two days. The importance of therpeutic duration is demonstratred in a NIH (National Institute of Health) study on cancer. The study showed that cancer cells begin to die at surprisingly low vitamin C plasma concentration, provided those levels are maintained more than one hour. The implication of this is that the duration of a dose is almost as important as the plasma level itself. IVtoGo excels its duration - and this is another crucial reason that IVtoGo can compete on an absorption basis with IV vitamin C.

In sum, while IVtoGo cannot reach the plasma levels of IV, it holds advantages in destination, biocompatibiity, and duration. This is to say nothing of its convenience: it can of course be taken with the user anywhere, and consumed on any schedule the user feels to be appropriate.

For questions or comments, please contact us at sales@ivtogo.com or (888) 462-4859.

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