The Protective Role of Vitamin C in Cancer Prevention and Therapy
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbate or L-ascorbic acid) is associated with prevention, progression, and treatment of cancer, due to its general properties, including collagen synthesis.
Interest in using vitamin C as a cancer treatment began as early as the 1970s when it was observed that cancer patients often presented with severely low levels of vitamin C in their blood and featured scurvy-like symptoms.
Several studies have shown that vitamin C IV therapy can help improve the quality of life in cancer patients and effectively treat many types of cancer when used alongside traditional chemotherapy treatments. Here’s why it works.
Vitamin C reduces toxicity levels from chemotherapy
Chemotherapy uses powerful drugs to attack cancer cells. Unfortunately, these drugs can also affect normal, healthy cells, sometimes causing side effects like fatigue, nausea, trouble eating, digestive problems, hair loss, and more. Vitamin C reduces toxicity levels in your body to help you tolerate a higher (and potentially more effective) dose of chemo. In other words, IV therapy lets chemotherapy drugs attack cancer cells but protects the rest of your body.
Vitamin C has anti-cancer properties of its own
Vitamin C is well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. When administered at the right concentration through an IV, vitamin C can reach higher concentrations in the blood to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
Vitamin C can alleviate fatigue
Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms reported by cancer patients and can affect the quality of life more than pain. Recent studies have indicated that intravenous vitamin C can help alleviate fatigue and improve the overall health of cancer patients due to its antioxidant properties. This means that it can protect the body from damage.
Consider the wear and tear that our body has to put up with. Vitamin C is one of the vitamins that can help repair and protect us.
Mounting evidence supports the usage of high-dose vitamin C as a potent anti-cancer agent. Keeping the body in good working order can avoid feeling run down or tired.
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