Treating cancer is very difficult, but researchers may have found a way to effectively kill it. Researchers may have discovered the reason that research into the effectiveness of high-dose vitamin C as a cancer treatment has been shaky. If taken right in high doses with a certain diet it can make a great difference in helping fight cancer.
- When taken orally, massive quantities of vitamin C are either broken down or excreted unused by the body. In contrast, intravenous administration of vitamin C produces blood levels 100 to 500 times higher than oral administration.
- This could explain why many clinical trials on vitamin C and cancer — most of which have used oral administration — failed to support the results seen in laboratory studies using cancer cells.
- They found that in the body, vitamin C quickly breaks down, generating the free radical hydrogen peroxide as a byproduct.
“This is a paradoxical effect, because free radicals are the very cell- and DNA-damaging chemicals that antioxidants such as vitamin C remove from the body.”