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IVC for Fatigue

Fatigue is a very common symptom in many chronic diseases, and a core feature of conditions like glandular fever.

Generally, this what is going on biologically: our mitochondria – tiny “rotary engines” in every cell – produce energy by burning a combination of oxygen, glucose or fatty acids. That process can be hampered when we are ill. Free radicals are also produced when oxygen is burned, which can harm the mitochondria as well as other body systems.

Vitamin C supports the mitochondria by reducing oxidation and by acting as a co-factor for the production of carnitine, which transports fatty acids into the mitochondria as fuel to produce energy.

 

References

  1. Intravenous Vitamin C administration reduces fatigue in office workers: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Nutrition Journal.