Of the million or so Americans a year who get sepsis, roughly 300,000 die. Unfortunately, many treatments for the condition have looked promising in small, preliminary studies, only to fail in follow-up research.
HIGH-DOSE VITAMIN C INJECTIONS SHOWN TO FIGHT CANCER CELLS
High dose vitamin C injections have shown positive results in fighting cancer cells in studies done in vitro, on mice and on humans. Peer-reviewed medical research has been recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine that reports the findings of a team of researchers from the University of Kansas who tested the effects of vitamin C given in high doses intravenously on a group of human subjects with cancer. They found that the injections fought cancer cells yet left healthy cells well intact unlike chemotherapy.
Why are there thousands of people with kidney stones who DO NOT take large doses of vitamin C?
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The premise of high-dose vitamin C is based on increasing the level of antioxidants (vitamins C, A and E along with others) and effectively reducing the amount of free radicals in the body. Free radicals accumulate because of exposure to toxicity, for example toxins in the environment such as cigarette smoking. An oxidation effect occurs, whereby free radicals (also known as reactive oxygen species) increase and cause damage to particular molecules which in turn compromises otherwise healthy tissue and cells. There is recent scientific evidence which suggests that vitamin C reduces oxidative stress within the body and may be cytotoxic to cancer cells while sparing otherwise healthy cells in the process. Furthermore, additional evidence concerning the use of intravenous vitamin C for terminal cancer patients may improve symptoms and extend life (Padayatty et al. 2006). Importantly, a recent resurgence in the area of vitamin C therapy holds a biologically plausible explanation for why this approach could prove effective (SATOSHI Ohno et al. 2009) (Assouline and Miller 2006).
People with ovarian cancer who receive high-dose vitamin C injections are less likely to report toxic side effects from chemotherapy than people who had chemotherapy alone.
Scurvy can occur in hospitalized patients despite vitamin supplementation.
Research on cancer cell metabolism allows us to broaden our perspective on cancer, thinking of it not only as a genetic disease but as a disease of metabolic dysregulation.