02 August 2012

Vitamin C Injections for Smooth and Glowing Skin: 5 Negative Effects You Need to Know When Taking Vitamin C Injection

Vitamin C injection is in trend.

Smooth skin secret revealed: Barbie Hsu mention about taking Vitamin C injection in 
her beauty book . Image from zokn
It has become increasingly popular when Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu mention about it in her beauty book. Apparently a lot of asian celebrities do it.

Vitamin C Benefits
Vitamin C does not only reduce the severity of flu and cold symptoms but they can protects, promotes, and repairs skin. Research also suggest that Vitamin C effectively fade facial sun spots. It is proven antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage -- free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C Recommended Dose
Vitamin C can be obtained directly from fruits such as papaya, mango, orange, pineapple, kiwi fruits, green vegetable, and potatoes. Recommended dose for adult is between 50-75 mg per day. Broccoli provides 89mg of vitamin C in a 100g serving, a 100g serving of kiwi fruit will provide 93mg of vitamin C, and papaya provides 62mg per 100 gram serving. (source: Health.Alicious.Ness)You may need to take a dietary supplement of vitamin C if you don't eat enough fruits and vegetables.

Now and Then: Local singer, Adira is noticeably fairer than when she first started in the industry. She is speculated taking Vitamin C injection monthly but denies the rumors by saying her glowing skin is a result of proper diet.  

Vitamin C Injection vs Vitamin C Tablet
Why many people preferred Vitamin C injections rather than oral supplementation? That's because Vitamin C injection is more effective. There is a limit to the amount of vitamin C that can be absorbed when taken orally. Only 5% of the Vitamin C is actually absorbed by the bloodstream, whereas 95% Vitamin C gets into the veins and directly into the target cell when taken by injection. 

Vitamin C Injection Supplier
Vitamin C is not only available in beauty clinic this day. Just type 'Vitamin C Injection' on Google Search and you'll get more than 2 million result, most of them selling Vitamin C Injection. Yes, you can DIY Vitamin C injection at home. Basically a box of Vitamin C injection consist of 6 ampoules of Vitamin C, some 10 ampoules, some 20 and the other 30 --- depends on the brand. And each injectable ampoules contain 500mg of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), the other 1800mg or 1000mg, and it varies among brands.

Vitamin C Injection Dose
From what I heard from friends, Vitamin C 1gm dose (1000 mg) to be injected in 10 consecutive days. Typically, the effects on the skin can be seen in three to four days after injection. The skin becomes firmer, pigmentation is noticeably reduce, your face will instantly look brighter and smoother. To maintain the positive result, user is usually advise to get the jab once a week.

Vitamin C Injection Side Effects
Obviously, taking 1gm dose a day of Vitamin C injection is far exceed from the safe recommended dose. The British Nutrition Foundation warn that vitamin injections can be toxic. Here are potential side effect you may experience when you take Vitamin C injection.

1. Kidney Damage
Vitamin C megadosage or Vitamin C injection can lead to increased risk of developing kidney stones, particularly if you already have a history of oxalate kidney stones. There also has been a report of kidney failure (renal failure) caused by a vitamin C overdose given by IV.

2. Severe diarrhea
Severe diarrhea is another possible symptom of a Vitamin C overdose. This can cause significant discomfort, dehydration, causing extreme thirst, fatigue, low urine output and reduced blood pressure. Diarrhea and vomiting can also cause electrolyte imbalances.

3. Liver disease
Vitamin C can help your body absorb iron from your diet. When you overdose with vitamin C, it can cause you to absorb too much iron, which lead to hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis is also called iron overload. Abdominal pain, fatigue and joint pain are among the symptom. Hemochromatosis can lead to a dysfunctional liver and very possibly fatty due to the high iron levels.

4. Jaundice and blurry vision 
Continuous overdosing on vitamin C has also been known to cause jaundice and blurry vision.

5. Error in injection technique 
Using injection method especially when you do it on your own is an invasive nature. A fault vitamin C injection technique may hit a muscle or fat tissue instead of blood vessels. This error may leave user at risk of tissue death or in medical term known as necrosis. Blue, purple, or gray cast to the skin is a sign of necrosis. The healing process will take a long time depending on the severity of the necrosis.

Vitamin C injection is a quick fix to a smoother and clearer skin. They're also cheaper than surgery procedure. However, Dr Fiastuti Witjaksono advise that one should not take vitamin C injection if vitamin C can still be obtain in any other way.

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  3. Hey gal.... good info...but from my experience... when u take the vitamin c/whitening injection... u will need to drink at least 3 liter of plain water per day...to avoid any side effects that you mentioned above....believed in me as im through experience....so far i am still in good health...


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