IV Vitamin C (IVC) and cancer care

IVC therapy is the intravenous infusion of high dose vitamin C. There is a solid foundation of research to support the use of IVC in the integrative treatment of cancer. [1] [2] [3]

Clinically, Dr. Lock, ND, has observed meaningful improvements to quality of life and overall survival time through the administration of this therapy. It is important to understand that the concentrations of vitamin C required against cancer are achievable only through IV use, and not orally.

IV Vitamin C can be used in conjunction with most chemotherapy and radiation and they can be used concurrently. There are many studies demonstrating that vitamin C favourably enhances chemotheraputic drug effects, as well as radiation – presumably due to the improved tumour oxygenation via the high dose vitamin C induction of peroxide. High dose vitamin C administered intravenously is a pro-oxidant and as such is complimentary to oncologic care.

Cancer patients consistently report that IVC helps them withstand the effects of their traditional therapies. Further benefits to IVC include significantly reduced fatigue, nausea, pain and reduced loss of appetite. Patients heal faster, are more resilient to infection and remain more active overall. All of these factors promote healing and an improved response to cancer therapy.