Vitamin C, in small doses, helps to boost our immune system. It is normally found in citrus, kiwis, and vegetables such as kale. As one of the deadliest diseases, cancer breaks down our system and the current treatments include radiation and chemotherapy. There are some types of cancer that are particularly resistant to treatment, and researchers have found that by injecting high doses of Vitamin C (more than 1000 times the recommended amount) into patients affected with these that it encourages the breakdown of tumours and weakening of the disease.
How Does the Injection Work?
The amount of Vitamin C needed to help break down the tumours cannot be achieved through the diet, as the body would not be able to process it. Introducing the high dose intravenously allows it to bypass the body’s digestive system, and enter the bloodstream directly. Once it does this it targets tumours, breaking them down and making them more vulnerable to chemotherapy. Patients have reported that the only side effects experienced were frequent urination and dry mouth.
Research into Vitamin C Therapy
For the last forty years, there have been studies taking place which involve using Vitamin C to treat cancer. The Cancer Cell Journal recently published the findings from one that had a total of eleven participants. Each was given three Vitamin C shots per week for two months, and then two per week for another seven while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The Vitamin C reacted with the iron in the subjects’ tumours to form destructive hydrogen peroxide molecules (free radicals), which caused targeted DNA damage in the cancerous cells. Some of these were tricked into killing themselves, as well as weakening others making them more susceptible to the drugs used in chemo.
In addition to helping improve the quality of life for those living with cancer, the treatment can effectively work against many types which are the most difficult to eliminate. This includes colorectal cancer which normally responds poorly to conventional treatments. Patients with colorectal cancer would normally be expected to live for between 12 – 14 months when undergoing chemo and radiation by themselves. Adding regular intravenous Vitamin C doses increases their average survival time by 6 months. In many cases, those given Vitamin C shots in addition to treatment lived up to four times longer than patients who didn’t receive them.
Many medical professionals, and their patients, are beginning to believe that combining natural products with pharmaceutical medications is the most efficient method of treating cancer. A regular dose of Vitamin C taken as a supplement by cancer patients, helps to boost the immune system and aid in tissue repair. Getting the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C is also very important for those who do not have cancer as well, as it is believed to help prevent the disease.