Vitamin C IV Therapy should not be confused with taking Vitamin C pills orally. This therapy follows the concepts of orthomolecular medicine, which involves delivering high doses of nutrients to elicit therapeutic benefit. Vitamin C IV Therapy has been known since the 1950s and studied over the years for its efficacy against cancer. One of the early champions of orthomolecular medicine, two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling, found that 10 grams of Vitamin C delivered through an IV format provides a 6-fold enhancement in the life span for cancer patients.
Vitamin C is generally known as an anti-oxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body and stimulates the immune system. It stimulates the production of collagen in cells that improves their cellular stability and helps them resist from becoming cancerous. However, delivered in IV format, Vitamin C acts as a pro-oxidant. When absorbed inside cancer cells it produces hydrogen peroxide that can cause oxidative damage and cell death. Cancer cells are deficient in catalase, an enzyme abundantly present in healthy cells that renders hydrogen peroxide harmless by breaking it down. To accomplish this anti-cancer benefit, large quantities are needed in each dose.
At Hope4Cancer, Vitamin C IV Therapy is a standard protocol given to many patients. This therapy is also available at many integrative clinics in the United States for patients who want to continue with follow-up treatments alongside our long-term home program.