Why is Vitamin C Important?

Vitamin C is the most underrated nutrient that assists in almost every aspect of bodily function.

A deficiency in Vitamin C can cause a plummeting of your body’s natural anti-inflammatory, immunomodulation and collagen production. It can result in a variety of negative outcomes, including but not limited to adrenal insufficiency, poor wound healing, long lasting colds, increased reactivity to allergens etc.

Symptoms of low Vitamin C include fatigue, weakness, muscle and joint aches, swollen and bleeding gums, slow wound healing, dry and scaly skin, and frequent infections. In severe cases, it can lead to scurvy, which can cause anemia, gum disease, and skin problems.

Studies show that the average low-activity (sedentary) human needs 110mg of Vitamin C per 60kg (and an additional 10mg per additional 10kg) to be taken daily to prevent a deficiency (like scurvy).

Citrus fruits contain large quantities of vitamin C

Scurvy is no longer a common problem because we usually have enough Vitamin C in the average diet to prevent this syndrome, however our needs increase as our stress levels do. Stress levels can be tied to increased levels of activity, strenuous exercise, injury, sickness, lifestyle changes and mental health concerns.

When meeting with one of our Naturopathic Physicians (like Dr. Zurekova ND or Dr. Dhindsa ND), they will recommend a daily dose of Vitamin C based on your nutritional demands, stresses, gastrointestinal health and the form of Vitamin C delivery for attaining adequate amounts to support your body and lifestyle.

At Quartz Mind, Body + Skin Clinic we offer oral supplements for your therapeutic needs. And, if the deficiency is significant IV Therapy may be a suitable treatment method.


IV Therapy

Starting at $115

Whether you are recovering from strenuous exercise, looking to strengthen your immune system, are preparing for a medical procedure, are feeling run down or have a more specific condition you’re looking to get some support for, this may be something to inquire about.


Cyto-C by Cyto-Matrix

Vegan | GMO | Gluten, Soy and Dairy Free

1000mg of pure vitamin C delivered in a vegetable capsule. Designed for individualized and high-dose protocols. An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health. Helps to prevent deficiency and metabolize fats and protein. Helps in wound healing, connective tissue formation, and the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums.

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