I’m about to sing the praises of a common vitamin and reveal something about my age at the same time.
You see I’m old enough to actually know what the phrase “sound like a broken record” actually means. And it’s exactly how I feel whenever I speak about vitamin C and cancer… like a broken record.
But a recently published study on intravenous vitamin C and colorectal cancer has me dropping the needle back onto the record once again.
I’ll tell you more about that new study in just a moment. But first let’s back-up and take a quick look at the history of vitamin C and cancer.
Don’t worry, although there’s a TON we could cover here, I’m just going to hit a few highlights. Starting with the fact that we’ve known that vitamin C had the power to fight cancer and save lives for four decades now.
Vitamin C could be a cure for cancer
It was over 40 years ago now that Nobel Prize winning chemist and humanitarian Linus Pauling announced to the world that he had uncovered a powerful weapon against devastating diseases including heart disease and cancer.
When he revealed that this “miracle cure” was none other than high doses of vitamin C, he was met with ridicule by mainstream medicine.
His ideas were dismissed as pure Voodoo by conventional doctors who were unable to grasp how something as simple as a vitamin therapy could be such a powerful weapon against cancer.
And most have them have held on to that wrong-headed conviction despite the overwhelming evidence that Pauling was right on the money. And despite how many lives have been lost in the meantime.
Let’s fast forward to just two of the more recent studies that confirm the value of high dose (intravenous) C in ANY fight against cancer.
Vitamin C kills cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Medical Center announced in February 2014 that common vitamin C can indeed kill cancer cells.
They even stepped out on a limb—risking the same ridicule that Pauling faced—and admitted that some cancer patients can benefit from intravenous vitamin C (IVC).
But wait, it gets even better.
IVC softens sickening chemo side effects
According to the study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the potent antioxidant even appears to have the ability to reduce some of the sickening side effects of toxic chemotherapy.
And although this research started with vitamin C killing human cancer cells in a petri dish—and later with C inhibiting and shrinking tumors in mice with ovarian cancer—it didn’t end there.
The researchers proved IVCs effectiveness in human trials as well.
Twenty seven volunteers with stage-III or IV ovarian cancer were given one of two standard chemo drugs. One group was also given IVC therapy.
The women who received the IVC had significantly less side effects from the chemo, including less toxicity to their bone marrow, brains and other major organs. And the volunteers who had received the vitamin C lived nearly 9 months longer on average.
Vitamin C stops colorectal cancer in its tracks!
Even more recently researchers from Cornell University stepped into the fray. They announced the vitamin C can halt one of the deadliest cancers known to man—aggressive colorectal cancer—in its tracks.
And they gave us some more insight into how vitamin C can be turned into such a powerful weapon against cancer.
I turns out that when the vitamin C enters your body a fraction of it is converted into a brand new compound called dehydroascorbic acid (DHA). And in the case of the highly aggressive forms of colorectal cancer—the kind that even chemo fails to make a dent in—DHA becomes a sort of “Trojan Horse,” according to the researchers.
It’s able to pass through the protective outer membrane of the cancer cell virtually unnoticed. But once inside, the cancer cell attempts to convert the DHA back into ascorbic acid and blows through all of its stored antioxidants in the process.
With nothing left to sop up all the free radicals, the cancer cell simply ends up dying from oxidative stress.
Vitamin pills won’t cut it for cancer fighting
The pro-C studies keep piling up along with the success stories.
Because although mainstream medicine docs have stubbornly turned their backs on life-saving vitamin C therapy, there are plenty of natural and integrative health doctors out there who have been using IVC in their own practices for decades.
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, meaning there’s no danger of it accumulating in fat and becoming toxic. You literally pee out what you don’t use.
In other words, it’s a very safe vitamin.
But if you’re looking to harness its cancer-fighting abilities make an appointment to see a doctor who offers IVC therapy. It would be impossible to reach the concentrations you need by taking pills alone.
Dr. Allan Spreen
Nationally acclaimed as America’s “Nutrition Physician,” Dr. Spreen has been helping people stay healthy and disease-free as a private doctor, published author, and noted researcher.
In addition to his role as a Senior Member of the prestigious Health Sciences Institute Advisory Panel in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Spreen also coaches diving at the international and Olympic levels. NorthStar Nutritionals is proud to have Dr. Spreen as their Chief Research Advisor.
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