Vitamin C Shot – The IM Shot Series

This is an exciting installment of the IM shot series! Vitamin C is in almost all of our drips because it is just that good! We frequently have patients who request an extra or high dose. Here is everything you need to know about the vitamin C shot and how it can benefit you during your next appointment.

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Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerhouse nutrient with a multitude of benefits for your body. From supporting a robust immune system to aiding in collagen production for healthy skin, this vitamin plays a crucial role in numerous bodily functions. Here are just a few:


  • Enhances immune function
  • Raises energy levels
  • Guards against cellular damage
  • Speeds up wound recovery
  • Alleviates fatigue
  • Supports collagen synthesis
  • Enhances skin appearance and texture
  • Generates neurotransmitters


In the end, this antioxidant protects the body from free radicals and improves so many functions. It is an essential vitamin that the body needs to perform optimally. When deficient in vitamin C, individuals experience adverse effects.

When to Try Vitamin C Shots

Vitamin C shots will likely always be beneficial; however, there are times where they are particularly beneficial. Some of these times could be during times of increased stress, such as periods of illness or high physical activity. They can also be a great option for individuals with dietary restrictions or absorption issues that may hinder their ability to get an adequate amount of Vitamin C through food alone. For example, the stomach bug, flu, or surgery recovery can impact the nutrients individuals are able to receive.


Shot vs Pill

Times when a Vitamin C shot may be most beneficial can sometimes be those times where it’s difficult to get, even with a pill. Taking a vitamin C shot completely bypasses the immune system and puts the antioxidant into the muscular tissue where the body can make use of it right away.

If you have absorption issues or if there is an issue preventing you from effectively taking pills, an IM shot is likely a better alternative. If you’re experiencing a situation where a pill won’t work, take a look at some of our other IM shots such as a B12 energy shot, glutathione shot, or b complex shot.

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Common Concerns

Some individuals may have concerns about receiving Vitamin C shots, particularly regarding safety or needles. However, when administered by a qualified healthcare professional, Vitamin C shots are generally safe and well-tolerated, even if they pinch just a little.


We find that patients take comfort in knowing that they last just a couple seconds. We also find that our nurses, who have incredible bedside manners, are able to put patients at ease while administering either a shot or an IV. If you’re in need of a vitamin C shot but have concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team who can answer your questions and put you at ease.

Vitamin C Shot: Most Common Questions

What does a vitamin C shot do?

Vitamin C shots provide a concentrated dose of this essential nutrient, supporting immune function, promoting collagen production, and acting as a powerful antioxidant.

The duration of Vitamin C injections can vary depending on factors such as individual metabolism and overall health. However, many people experience benefits lasting several days to a week following a Vitamin C shot.

The frequency of Vitamin C injections can depend on your specific health needs and goals. Some individuals may benefit from regular injections, while others may only require occasional supplementation during times of increased need.

When administered by a qualified healthcare professional, such as a Drp IV nurse, Vitamin C shots are generally considered safe and are well-tolerated. However, it does require a prescription to ensure that there aren’t pre-existing conditions that could cause potential risks.


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