There’s a lot of info on this site (so do browse) – this supplements the overview and info in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details
Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy
I am indebted to Morgan West for this summary of the IV Vitamin C rationale:
HIGH DOSE VIT-C via IV: (IV-C)
The objective of this treatment for cancer is to achieve a cancer killing dose of Vit-C in the bloodstream. The benefits of Vit-C for the human body are indisputable, and go far beyond treating a malignant condition. Vit-C is essential for life (Key Word:Essential). Dr. Budwig didn’t use High Dose Vit-C in her plan. However, Vit-C was in foods and juices she administered. The question of a conflict between Flax Oil and Vit-C was not presented for examination nor did anyone discuss a possibility of synergy between the two. Her treatments began in the 1950’s.
A word of caution here for those who may be considering High Dose Vit-C infusions. A very rare genetic issue could cause destruction of the membrane of red blood cells during an infusion. This event could result in serious hemorrhage and possible death. Therefore, the beginning dose should be 15 grams for the first infusion. If no threatening symptoms are observed, the next scheduled infusion should be 25 grams. Finally, a dose of 50 grams without incident is considered a green light to proceed to the cancer killing dose. Of course, these testing dosages are administered on subsequent or different days.
The killing dose is ascertained by what is known as a Post IV-C. At the exact conclusion of the Vit-C infusion, a blood sample is drawn from the opposite arm of the infusion arm. An assay is done and reveals the mg/kg of Vit-C in the blood. The scientifically established killing dose is between 250 and 400 mg/kg. The half life of Vit-C is between 12 and 24 hours. For example, if you recieve 50 grams of Vit-C today, the strength in your bloodstream is down to 25 grams tomorrow. Therefore, if your killing dose was achieved with 50 grams, the half life falloff would only give you a short period of cancer killing strength. Although the remaining Vit-C is benefiting the body, it isn’t killing the cancer cells at less than your assayed 50 grams. Some patients elect to increase their infusion dose to 75grams or more to extend the killing dose availability, based on half life.
Expect some thirst and frequent urination during and after an infusion. The urination urge may last several hours. Have a substantial meal prior the an infusion to prevent a drop in blood sugar. Drink plenty of water during the infusion.
This clinic has been the leader in IV-C for more than 30 years and has an international clientle. I recommend calling the clinic to speak with a nurse prior to beginning IV-C.