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Integr Cancer Ther. 2016 Jun;15(2):197-204. doi: 10.1177/1534735415622010. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Effects of High Doses of Vitamin C on Cancer Patients in Singapore: Nine Cases.

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1
Hosanna Clinic, Singapore.
2
Gene Oasis Research and Innovation, Singapore glendachongsl@gmail.com.
3
Gene Oasis Research and Innovation, Singapore Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, PR China.

Abstract

Introduction Intravenous high-dose vitamin C therapy is widely used in naturopathic and integrative oncology; however, a study reviewing its effects has never been performed in Singapore. This article serves to document administration of supportive vitamin C therapy for cancer patients in Singapore.

METHODS:

The clinical response of 9 cancer patients of differing stages to the regular administration of large doses (25-100 g/d) of intravenous vitamin C (IVC; ascorbic acid) is outlined. Tumor pathology and patient health were verified by doctors who do not practice vitamin C treatment.

RESULTS:

Cases suggesting survival beyond prognosis, improvement in quality of life, safe coadministration with and improved tolerance of conventional therapy, and deterioration in clinical condition following withdrawal of vitamin C therapy are documented clinically. Some patients experience the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction-the release of endotoxin from microorganism death resulting in pimples, fever, and body odor-for a few hours after the therapy, but these are resolved quickly with no lasting effects.

CONCLUSION:

Randomized trials of IVC therapy are recommended because it has minimal side effects and has shown promising results.

KEYWORDS:

ascorbic acid; cancer; high-dose vitamin C therapy; intravenous vitamin C; nutrition therapy

PMID:
26679971
PMCID:
PMC5736057
DOI:
10.1177/1534735415622010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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