IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

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Filed Under: IV Nutrients, Clinical Therapies, General Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

By now, most people know that vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that has the power to boost immune function, increase resistance to infection, and protect against a wide range of diseases.

But there’s an entirely different and largely unknown role of vitamin C, and that is its ability—when administered in very high doses by intravenous (IV) infusions—to kill cancer cells.

Vitamin C interacts with iron and other metals to create hydrogen peroxide. In high concentrations, hydrogen peroxide damages the DNA and mitochondria of cancer cells, shuts down their energy supply, and kills them outright. Best of all—and unlike virtually all conventional chemotherapy drugs that destroy cancer cells—it is selectively toxic. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells.

Lab studies reveal that this therapy is effective against many types of cancer, including lung, brain, colon, breast, pancreatic, and ovarian. Animal studies show that when human cancers are grafted into animals, high-dose IV vitamin C decreases tumor size by 41 to 53 percent “in diverse cancer types known for both their aggressive growth and limited treatment options.” Additionally, numerous patient case reports have been written up in medical journals.

Why IV Administration Is Essential 

The only way to get blood levels of vitamin C to the concentrations required to kill cancer cells is to administer it intravenously. The body tightly controls levels of this vitamin by limiting intestinal absorption. If you took 10 g (10,000 mg) of vitamin C by mouth at one time, you would only absorb around 500 mg—and you’d get a serious case of diarrhea! 

Intravenous administration, however, bypasses this control mechanism, and blood levels rise in a dose-dependent manner. For example, 10 g of IV vitamin C raises blood levels 25 times higher than the same dose taken orally, and this increases up to 70-fold as doses get larger.

The Future of IV Vitamin C

IV vitamin C is not a cure-all for cancer. I do, however, believe it is one of the brightest lights on the horizon. Vitamin C may also be used in conjunction with other alternative and conventional therapies—in fact, when given on the same day as chemo, the two have synergistic effects

At Whitaker Wellness, we use IV vitamin C along with a therapeutic diet, an aggressive nutritional supplement program, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, low-dose naltrexone, and in some cases, acupuncture and reflexology. To schedule an appointment for treatment, or to learn more about our IV vitamin C protocol, please call (800) 488-1500.

I want to make it clear that for political and legal reasons, we do not treat cancer at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. But we do treat patients with cancer. Our goal is to boost nutritional status, enhance immune function, and unleash the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By doing so, we engender the overall health of our patients, improve their quality of life, and in many cases positively affect disease outcomes.

Now it’s your turn: Have you tried IV Vitamin C?

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