Intravenous Vitamin C

Administration of Vitamin C intravenously (IVC) allows for higher concentrations to reach organs compared to oral ingestion. Oral intake of vitamin C is limited by the absorption ability of the gut, saturation limit of the intestinal cells, and the gastrointestinal side effects of high oral doses. 

Based on in vitro and in vivo experimentation, high doses of vitamin C have been shown to be exclusively toxic to cancer cells while normal cells are able to metabolize the high concentrations regularly. While there are no large-scale clinical trials, IVC is showing to be a promising therapy in small human clinical trials, especially when administered in certain cancers including pancreatic, cervical, ovarian, colon, breast, prostate, leukemia, and lymphomas. We do not recommend IVC as a replacement for chemotherapy treatments.

Benefits of IVC include: 

  • Improved quality of life (e.g. fatigue, insomnia, constipation, poor wound healing, loss of appetite)

  • Reduced side effects from cancer and chemotherapy

  • Maintain physical function

  • Possible improvements in survival 

 

Talk to your naturopathic doctor to see if this therapy is right for you.

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