High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy

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High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy

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What is High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy?

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for humans. Interestingly the body is not able to produce this vitamin itself. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals that can cause great damage to the organism. In certain inflammatory diseases or processes, for example, the formation of free radicals is increased to such an extent that the protection systems of the body are overloaded and need urgent help. We often combine our vitamin C with other vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

What is Vitamin C?

High dose vitamin C may especially be useful if your body is under more than usual amounts of stress or you are feeling excessive fatigue. The immune system benefits form the presence of Vitamin C in your system in fighting acute or chronic viral and bacterial infections. Vitamin C can also be used as post-surgical care or to treat skin damage caused by the sun.

High dose vitamin C is also a traditional anti-cancer treatment and may also help improve the side effects of conventional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy like fatigue, nausea and vomiting. In our cancer program Vitamin C is also combined with Amygdalin and DMSO.

Recently conducted research indicated that vitamin C in pharmacologic concentrations (7.5 – 50g) killed cancer cells but not normal cells. The mechanism works via hydrogen peroxide formation which causes cancer cell death.

How Does Vitamin C Work?

Vitamin C plays a versatile role in our body. It is involved in the following processes: 


Collagen Production

Vitamin C is required for collagen production along with the amino acids proline and lysine. Risk of sports injuries like ruptured ligaments and tendons may increase with vitamin C deficiency. With healthy collagen production skin and connective tissue can be bolstered.


Energy Production

Fat is used by the mitochondria to produce energy. For this process Vitamin C is required. More specifically, Vitamin C takes part in the production of carnitine which acts as a shuttle for fats into the mitochondria. To put it simple: The more Vitamin C, the more carnitine our body has available to transport fuel into our cells to produce energy.


Immune Support

Administered intravenously at high doses Vitamin C can generate hydrogen peroxide which has an antimicrobial, anti-viral and anticancer effect.


Antioxidant Properties

Vitamin C has shown to be a potent antioxidant that can help to protect cell structures like collagen, proteins, and DNA from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are common in high stress states, chronic illness and infections.

Vitamin C and Cancer

Intravenous High dose Vitamin C has shown to have powerful anticancer properties. Some of these are:


Angiogenesis Inhibition

Tumor angiogenesis is the process of new blood vessel growth toward and into a tumor. It is considered to be critical in tumor growth and metastasis. Studies have shown that Vitamin C can inhibit genes needed for angiogenesis.


Inflammation Modulation

Inflammation plays a large role with cancer patients. Studies have shown that the inflammation marker CRP can be lowered with IV Vitamin C therapy. The potential effect of IVC in reducing inflammation is also supported by the observation that serum concentrations of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1α, IFN-γ, IL-8, IL-2, TNF-α and eotaxin were acutely reduced after a 50g ascorbate infusion.


Peroxide Production

When administered intravenously at high doses, Vitamin C becomes an oxidant. The reason for this is that Vitamin C interacts with oxygen and iron and causes the formation of peroxide in tissues. Peroxide is used by immune cells to kill foreign pathogens and cancer cells.


Integrative Application

Some oncologists have incorporated high dose IV vitamin C with chemotherapy (except methotrexate) and radiation therapy. High dose IV vitamin C may also be indicated in treatment of terminal cancers which have not responded to chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

The NIH National Cancer Institute publishes continually updated information on clinical studies on the use of high dose IV vitamin C in the treatment of cancer. The vitamin C information on the NIH website can be accessed here

Who Can Benefit from High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C?

The patients with the following conditions may benefit from High Dose IV Vitamin C:

  • Immune deficiency
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Cancer
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Chemo resistance


Patients with the following may want to avoid High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C:

  • Renal impairment
  • Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Possible High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Benefits

  • Tumor Angiogenesis Inhibition
  • Inflammation modulation
  • Energy production
  • Oxidative stress reduction
  • Collagen Production
  • Tissue Repair

Colon Hydrotherapy Frequently Asked Questions

Is Colon Hydrotherapy Safe?

Being an essentially natural and gentle process, there is virtually no danger with a colonic treatment. The treatment is always accompanied by a trained specialist. There may be initial discomfort due to the pressure and occasional cramping of the intestinal muscles, but this all is kept to a minimum and will reside once you get used to the process. Many patients report about a very pleasant experience after an initial adjustment phase.


Will Colon Hydrotherapy Make Me Constipated or Give Me Diarrhea?

There may occur a slight delay in bowel movements followed by a somewhat larger, easier to move bowl movement. Sometimes there may be no bowel movement for some days following a colonic. However, this is quite normal. Diarrhea or loose bowels may be experienced very rarely. This usually only last a couple of days.


Will Colonics Help if I Have Been Suffering With Constipation for a Long Time?

Constipation may successfully be treated with the use of colonics. Additional factors like diet, exercise and emotional well-being may also play a role. The process of colon-hydro therapy may aid in cleansing and healing the colon so that changes in diet, exercise, and environment may be easier. Many people find the relief provided by colonics inspires motivation and enthusiasm to institute positive changes in their lifestyle. Infusio uses an integrative approach to improve gut health which may also involve nutritional recommendations, lymphatic drainage and supplementation.


Do Colonics Wash Out Valuable Intestinal Flora and Nutrients?

The important bowel bacteria are present on the bowel wall and are not removed during Colonic Irrigation treatment, thus leaving a large nucleus to grow naturally. Good microbiota can only breed in a balanced environment. Also, valuable nutrients may be better absorbed in a clean environment than in a putrefied one.


What Effects Does Colonic Irrigation Have on the Immune System?

Studies suggest that colon irrigation might induce lymphocyte transmigration from gut-associated lymphatic tissues into the circulation, which may improve colon and immune system function. Colon-hydro therapy is not a cure-all but may present a beneficial and effective adjuvant therapy in the overall health care of a patient.


How Will I Know When the Colon is Empty?

Your colon will probably never be completely empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. With the treatment we only treat the lower part of your large intestines. As treatment s progress we may reach the upper part of your large intestines as well. This will have a synergistic effect on your intestinal system and we will indirectly treat you complete colon. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well-functioning colon.


Will Colonic Irrigation Clear Up My Skin?

Your skin is your largest organ and an important organ of elimination of metabolic waste and toxins. Sometimes, if the colon, liver or kidneys are in a suboptimal state, the skin will suffer. As toxins and metabolic waste are eliminated through its proper channels again, the skin will very often clear up.


General Resources

Scientific Articles

Vitamin C: Intravenous Use by Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners and Adverse Effects

Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy – A Natural Agent for Treating Cancer

High-Dose Intravenous Ascorbic Acid: Ready for Prime Time in Traumatic Brain Injury?

High doses of sodium ascorbate interfere with the expansion of glioblastoma multiforme cells in vitro and in vivo

The Effect of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) in the Treatment of Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review

Effect of High-dose Vitamin C Combined With Anti-cancer Treatment on Breast Cancer Cells

Pharmacological Ascorbate as a Means of Sensitizing Cancer Cells to Radio-Chemotherapy While Protecting Normal Tissue

Vitamin C Administration to the Critically Ill: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

A Meta-analysis of Randomized Control Trials: The Impact of Vitamin C Supplementation on Serum CRP and Serum hs-CRP Concentrations

Ascorbic Acid in Colon Cancer: From the Basic to the Clinical Applications

The Use of Intravenous Vitamin C as a Supportive Therapy for a Patient with Glioblastoma Multiforme

Ascorbic Acid in Cancer Treatment: Let the Phoenix Fly

Vitamin C preferentially kills cancer stem cells in hepatocellular carcinoma via SVCT-2

Intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of allergies: an interim subgroup analysis of a long-term observational study

Retrospective Evaluation of Clinical Experience With Intravenous Ascorbic Acid in Patients With Cancer

Intravenous vitamin C in the supportive care of cancer patients: a review and rational approach

Potential Antitumor Activity of 2-O-α-d-Glucopyranosyl-6-O-(2-Pentylheptanoyl)-l-Ascorbic Acid

Treatment of pancreatic cancer with intravenous vitamin C: a case report

Impact of high dose vitamin C on platelet function

Tumor cells have decreased ability to metabolize H2O2: Implications for pharmacological ascorbate in cancer therapy

The acute effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C and other nutrients on blood pressure: a cohort study

Modulation of Cytokines in Cancer Patients by Intravenous Ascorbate Therapy