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Have You Heard Of IV Vitamin C Therapy?

Have you heard of vitamin C therapy? Edye’s friend, who had cancer, supplemented her more traditional therapy with vitamin C, experiencing great results.  She is now one of the healthiest people that Edye knows.  Edye’s friend had surgery and radiation, but not chemotherapy.  She started intravenous (IV)vitamin C therapy, continuing this treatment throughout the years.  Edye’s friend was able to go into remission without losing her hair or destroying her immune system, because of her IV vitamin C treatments. 

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient.  Did you know that only about 18% of the vitamin C we consume is absorbed by our bodies?  IV vitamin C treatments are powerful, as they allow for 100% bioavailability.  When it comes to being used therapeutically, perhaps the most important action that vitamin C has is in supporting the immune system; that is why the use of vitamin C therapy in the treatment of cancer is promising.  Several studies show that the use of intravenous vitamin C creates a chemical reaction in the body, which produces hydrogen peroxide- it is believed that this may target cancer cells.  

Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect healthy cells in the body.  As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps to boost immunity, which is especially important for those undergoing cancer treatments.  This boost in immunity can help protect against catching other illnesses (i.e. cold or flu), which can cause more chronic problems for those already facing health challenges. 

Another important role vitamin C plays is in protecting collagen and maintaining connective tissue.  Another benefit to vitamin C therapy is the boost in mood that many people feel for weeks after treatment.  There are stories of cancer patients, struggling with low energy and moodiness, who feel like they can enjoy life more after treatment. This is likely due to the role that vitamin C plays in energy production; vitamin C is required for fat to be broken down and used for energy.  

While there are currently no large scale studies, regarding the therapeutic use of vitamin C therapy in cancer treatment, there are plenty of people who have used it as part of their cancer treatment with promising results.  A big plus of vitamin C therapy is that it is generally considered safe and tolerated well, with minimal side-effects.  As discussed above, it can also help protect against the harmful side-effects of more conventional cancer treatments (i.e. immune suppression, hair loss, and lack of energy). A downside is that the treatment is generally expensive and not covered by Medical insurance. Also typically needs to be done over time; hopefully, knowledge gained through additional research will help lower costs for this promising treatment.  Overall, the National Institute of Health (NIH) believes that vitamin C therapy could be of benefit to certain cancer patients.  There are certainly people, like Edye’s friend, who have greatly benefited from vitamin C therapy.  As always, be sure to speak with your qualified health practitioner to determine if a treatment is right for you. 

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