Vitamin C is a nutrient that is found in many foods and in many dietary supplements. It makes collagen in the body and it is also an antioxidant. High doses of intravenous Vitamin C (20-60 grams or 20,000-60,000 mg) can reach higher levels in the blood versus taken orally.
Intravenous Vitamin C can improve quality of life. Cancer patients may suffer from fatigue, pain, nausea, and emotional, physical and mental deterioration. Vitamin C can reverse these symptoms due to its potent anti-toxin properties. In other words, vitamin C can decrease and/or neutralize pollutants, infectious agents and inflammatory processes in the body.
Vitamin C has been shown to be one of the most potent anti-viral agents. It has proven activity against influenza, Epstein Barr (mononucleosis), herpes simplex 1 and 2, papilloma, rabies, hepatitis A, B and C, among others. It also has activity against cancer cells, both by direct and indirect mechanisms, such as detoxification, anti-inflammation, cytotoxicity, and collagen producing effects.
A typical treatment lasts 2 to 4 hours, and it is often combined with other modalities such as bio oxidative therapies.