Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are the most common types of cancer treatment. While some people may receive only one type of therapy, others may need a combination of therapies to ensure that their cancer is completely removed. At-home IV high dose vitamin C is an innovative complementary therapy for traditional cancer treatments which may improve the severity of symptoms and aid in killing cancer cells.
What is Vitamin C?
Before we talk about Vitamin C, let’s first look at why it’s an important part of treating cancer and illnesses.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that your body naturally produces as part of your immune response to viruses or bacteria, and as a normal part of your metabolism. They ‘steal’ electrons from other molecules, which stabilizes the original free radical but creates another one in its wake. This starts a chain reaction as molecule after molecule seeks stability.
Your body can typically process free radicals, but cell and DNA damage can develop when this natural system is overwhelmed. For instance, your body produces more free radicals than normal when you are sick, whether you’ve got a cold or cancer. In addition, free radicals can be produced as a result of external environmental factors such as stress, pollution, cigarette smoke, heavy metals, illness, or radiation exposure.
That’s where vitamin C comes in handy. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant that helps prevent damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C combats the formation of free radicals by donating an extra electron to the unpaired free radical molecule. This stabilizes the free radical and stops the chain reaction of electron ‘stealing’ since Vitamin C is stable even with a missing electron.
Your body does not naturally produce Vitamin C, so this vitamin must be obtained from what you eat. Dietary supplements can also supply a boost of Vitamin C.
A high dose of vitamin C is typically 2 grams for individuals who do not have cancer. Cancer patients’ treatments may be anywhere between 25 – 50 grams.
High-Dose Vitamin C for Cold and Flu
You’ve probably heard about how vitamin C helps boost your immune system when you have a cold or the flu. Vitamin C can also speed along wound healing by promoting healthy collagen production (a type of connective protein).
Vitamin C also plays a role in converting food into energy, which can not only help you feel better, but assist in helping you recover from illness too.
High-dose vitamin C may help shorten the duration of your illness and can help reduce the severity of your symptoms. When combined with zinc, vitamin C may be even more effective at reducing the length of a cold.
High-Dose Vitamin C for Cancer
Recent studies show promising signs that high-dose vitamin C may be a beneficial cotherapy for cancer patients. Traditional therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy aim to damage the DNA of cancerous cells, impairing their ability to repair and eventually leading to cell death. Surgery, meanwhile, takes a toll on your system as the tumor is physically removed from your body.
High doses of Vitamin C can break down into hydrogen peroxide, a chemical compound that can damage the tissue and DNA of cancerous cells. Early studies suggest that this type of therapy may be an alternative way to damage cancerous cells’ DNA, leading to tumor shrinkage. DNA damage does not happen to healthy cells; normal cells are not harmed by the hydrogen peroxide produced by high doses of vitamin C.
IV administration of high-dose vitamin C is ideal for treating cancer because this method ensures a higher absorption rate than with oral supplements for maximum effect. This study found that when administered by way of IV, blood concentrations of high-dose vitamin C were as twenty-five times higher than orally-administered doses.
The benefits of IV high-dose vitamin C for cancer include:
Reduce the severity of side effects caused by traditional co-therapies
Improve overall quality of life
Potential to slow cancer progression by decreasing the proliferation of malignant cells
IV high-dose vitamin C is beneficial for patients who have a condition that restricts the body’s ability to absorb nutrients
May be a beneficial combination therapy alongside traditional cancer treatments
Helps remove damage-causing free radicals
MedicoRX: Delivering High-Dose Vitamin C to You
MedicoRX delivers IV high-dose vitamin C for cancer and other illnesses directly to your door. You can avoid the hassle of visiting a clinic and risk the exposure to other illnesses in a waiting room. We bring your appointment to you in the privacy of your home for your comfort and convenience.