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More on Intravenous Vitamin C

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Cancer has an affinity to vitamin C because a vitamin C molecule is very close to a glucose molecule, and we all should know that cancer has an affinity to glucose.

Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Lauriat, theorized that if we could get enough vitamin C into the blood, that the peroxidization (vitamin C is metabolized into Hydrogen Peroxide) would be great enough to kill cancer cells.

The problem with any theory is it must be tested. All the early tests failed and that was that. However, all the early tests administered vitamin C orally. The problem with orally administered vitamin C is the kidneys easily get rid of the excess as fast as you can absorb it. To get the highest amounts of vitamin C into your blood stream, it must be administered intravenously.

Recent studies published in Canada [Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 28, 2006] have shown IV C to be a very powerful alternative to chemotherapy. Interestingly enough, unlike many medical journals that publish articles about people whose tumors have shrunk during the treatment but succumbed to their cancer, the patient studies in the Canadian journal followed the patients long after their cancer had cleared up.

A 49 year old man with terminal bladder cancer refused chemotherapy, got IV C, cured his cancer and is still alive and cancer free 9 years later.

A 66 year old woman with aggressive lymphoma was treated, cured, and still cancer free ten years later.

A 51 year old woman with kidney cancer that spread to her lungs wasn’t given long to live. However, using the IV C she showed no cancer in her lungs even two years after her treatment ended.

Dr Mark Levine of the National Institutes of Health, in the news lately (Jan 08) for showing how an increase in vitamin C can decrease your chances of a stroke, has also tested IV C on cancer.

In studies published in September, 2005 and March, 2006, Dr. Mark Levine and his colleagues at the NIH published key papers requesting that the role of high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy in cancer patients be reassessed. They found that when administered intravenously, blood levels of vitamin C could be 50 to 70 times higher than the maximum concentrations achieved with the oral dosage alone. Furthermore, they concluded that the intravenous administration could selectively kill cancer cells (or infectious agents) without harming normal cells. []

Dr Robert Jay Rowen, MD, [Second Opinion Health Alerts] tells us about Dr Chuck Mary ( who has had great success with some highly advanced cancers administering 300 grams of vitamin C daily

Vitamin C does not kill cancer directly. It’s a very intricate and interesting process which I will try to explain. First we must discuss apoptosis.

Apoptosis in normal cells is a “form” of cell death (programmed cell death). When a cell’s DNA is damages, the cell will “commit suicide” in an attempt to keep the damage from reproducing and creating a cancer cell. Your immune system is constantly working to keep you healthy and by  cleaning up and getting rid of cancerous cells. However, before your immune system even has a chance to kick in (because a cell with damaged DNA can become cancer) apoptosis occurs. This is an “automatic” process, one we might say occurs at the lowest level of our immune system.

This lowest level could be equated to a computer program that is built into your computer, or the BIOS or an EPROM (a chip with a program hard coded into it). Cells are programmed to replace themselves when the DNA becomes damaged. The program is found in the gene p53, the tumor-suppressing gene. Before rapid, uncontrolled replication can occur (cancer does this), the p53 gene instructs the cell to undergo programmed cell death, called apoptosis.

In a cancer cell we’ve got a bad program. The damage mutates the p53 gene, which now tells the cells to have at it and they continue to multiply even though the DNA is damaged. The whole system gets out of whack, because everything that is supposed to keep this from happening has mutated, including the genes that would normally turn this off. At this time only your immune system can save you.

Your immune system is only as good as your diet and lifestyle. All of us have cancer cells in our bodies. Every study ever done on corpses turns up cancer cells: millions and millions of cancer cells. A healthy immune system will keep these cells from growing out of control and becoming a clinically recognizable cancer.

Back to apoptosis: apoptosis in a cancer cell is not cancer death. Apoptosis in cancer cells makes the cancer visible to the immune system because, let’s face it, the immune system cannot kill something it cannot see. Apoptosis causes the inside of the cell to flip up and become the outside of the cell. Suddenly, phosphatidylserene, which is supposed to be on the inside of the cell, is found on the outside and this triggers the immune system. Phosphatidylserene is found on the outside of cancer cells, viruses, and old blood cells that need replacing.

With this in mind, now I can show you how vitamin C helps to battle cancer.

Laboratory studies show that vitamin C kills cancer. There are three types of tumor models: the sparse model layer, the dense model layer, and the hollow fiber tumor model. Most of the solid tumors in the body are of the hollow fiber tumor model, with the sparse and dense models being found on the outer layers of the tumor. Studies show that plasma levels of just 200mgs/deciliter (one tenth of a liter) will kill all the cells in the dense and sparse models, but hardly touch the hollow fiber tumor model. At 700mgs/deciliter we get about 50% to 65% live cells remaining in the hollow fiber tumor model.

So, we know that these large doses of vitamin C are cytotoxic, or deadly, to cancer. However, it is hard to maintain this high plasma level of vitamin C and the level sought in IV C treatment is 400mgs/deciliter.

Now for those of you taking mega doses of vitamin C orally, you should know that the most you will ever get into your plasma is about 10mgs/deciliter. To get these higher levels, you must have vitamin C administered intravenously (through a needle directly into your vein).

Back to cancer’s affinity to glucose: cancer draws in vitamin C thinking it is sugar. Cancer needs sugar, and a lot of it, to metabolize. So it draws in the vitamin C hungrily and greedily. When your oncologist tells you that the vitamin C will begin to protect the cancer, s/he is speaking out of ignorance. You might want to give your oncologist a short lesson in biochemistry (and nutrition—the one science your oncologist knows nothing about): at these levels, 400mgs/deciliter, vitamin C is no longer an antioxidant, it is a pro-oxidant. It causes oxidation or medically one would say: vitamin C is peroxidative.

At this point, the cancer is in trouble. It needs to “quench” this peroxidation, but lacks the enzyme catalase needed to convert the peroxide, and an aldehyde is formed that is toxic to the cancer cells.

With repeated treatments, over a period of time, we start to kill the cancer off: the layers on the tumor begin to peel away just like peeling away layers of an onion, until the hollow fiber tumor model is revealed and at this point, the kill rate on these cells lessens, but, the really good news is that the peroxidation causes these cancer cells (in the hollow fiber tumor model) to become apoptotic.

This is where immune stimulants come in; this is where Imm-Kine comes in. Imm-Kine will specifically attack apoptotic cancer cells.

Imm-Kine was originally developed at the Aidan Clinic. The Aidan Clinic has been closed, and the staff have moved to the Bahamas to run the Immuno-Technologies Cancer Clinic.

Now, we have to point out here that getting your plasma levels up to 400mgs/deciliter is a difficult procedure. As we state in our disclaimer, everyone is different. The same dosage in two people can produce very different results. Thus your physician will administer and then test and administer and retest.

One way to avoid any dangerous levels is by using another invention of the Aidan Clinic: IVC-Max.

IVC-Max was designed to make intravenous vitamin C work even better. They have documented their successes at the Aidan Clinic, and using the IVC-Max, to get the same “kill rate” in the hollow fiber tumor model that was realized at 700mgs/deciliter they had to use only 120mgs/deciliter.

This might not seem a very big accomplishment, but in actuality, it is a stupendous feat. For one thing, your physician does not have to worry about giving you a dosage you can’t handle and it takes less testing to get you to a safe level. Let’s face it, if only 120mgs/deciliter is doing the same work as the higher levels, your physician doesn’t have to test as often or be particularly concise; if it turns out that they have you at somewhere between 120mgs/deciliter and 400mgs/deciliter you’re set.

So in the long run, with less testing, it will cost you a lot less and the entire event will be a lot less critical. You can sit back and read those year old magazines knowing you’re safe, you won’t go home and puke out your guts, your hair won’t fall out, and your cancer is going take a beating from substances natural to your system.

Source:  Wellness Directory of Minnesota


Written by Tracey

October 11, 2008 at 2:34 am

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  1. very interesting article; interesting that the use of injected vitamin c was discussed in Anthony Serafini’s classic biography of Pauling, LINUS PAULING: A MAN AND HIS SCIENCE. I recommend this book to readers interested in the topic

    Joseph Edwards

    October 11, 2008 at 7:44 am

  2. Thanks for your comment, Joseph. My Naturopathic MD is a long time fan of Linus Pauling. And, since I am presently taking 3 IV’s a week of vitamin C (with a bunch of other stuff in my cocktail too) I also found this article very interesting. It compliments the first article that Tracey posted for me on IV vit. C.



    October 12, 2008 at 1:33 am

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