IV Vitamin C treatment in Edmonton
Our Clinic is a Leader in IV Therapy in Edmonton.
One of the most commonly administered intravenous treatments is IV Vitamin C "IVC"
We've been administering IV Vitamin C Therapy in Edmonton for almost a decade.
For Cancer, IV Vitamin C can often be co-administered with various chemotherapies.
We pride ourselves on providing Edmonton advanced Alternative cancer treatments.
We dose Intravenous Vitamin C anywhere from 5 grams to 125 grams per infusion.
Doses for Cancer are typically from 50-125 grams of infused Vitamin C.
The blood levels achieved with IV Vitamin C are simply impossible to achieve orally with Vitamin C.
IV Vitamin C
Cancer Review Papers
In 2018, a review by Bazzan was published of all patients receiving IV Vitamin C for cancer for patients at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia over a 7-year period. 86 patients received doses of IV Vitamin C ranging from 50g to 150g. Of those, 32 patients received only IV Vitamin C as part of their cancer management whereas 54 patients received IV Vitamin C in conjunction with chemotherapy (1837 doses - included drugs such as paclitaxel, carboplatin, sorafenib, irinotecan, and gemcitabine). The most common adverse events related to IV Vitamin C were temporary nausea and discomfort at the injection site but this represented less than 3% of the total number of infusions.
The authors concluded that IV Vitamin C is safe and well tolerated in patients with cancer, and may be useful in symptom management and improving quality of life.
IV Vitamin C Dosing & Safety
IV Vitamin C has been administered in doses as high as 200 g without adverse consequences.
IV Vitamin C Bio-Chemistry
Vitamin C levels achievable only by IV infusion are cytotoxic to select cancer cell lines but not to normal cells by a mechanism involving formation of hydrogen peroxide from ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Normal cells have more catalase enzyme that dismutates hydrogen peroxide.
Vitamin C may also deregulates cellular calcium homeostasis, thereby promoting cell death as well as reverse the hypermethylation triggered in oncogenic states.
High levels of ascorbate result in lower expression of HIF (HIF helps tumor cells shift from aerobic metabolism to anaerobic metabolism) which decreases tumor growth.
IV Vitamin C and Infections
Vitamin C Injections can definitely impact numerous infections. We use low dose IVC primarily for acute infections like colds and flus. We might go higher with chronic infections such as Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Results on 178 patients from the Riordan Clinic with evidence of acute EBV infections who were treated with intravenous vitamin C (7.5 g to 50 g infusions) showed a reduction in antibody levels over time during IVC therapy that is consistent with observations that Vitamin C can hinder viral infection and replication.
Low Dose vs High Dose Infusions
The Vitamin C IV infusions are in two major categories:
The high dose oxidative IVC formulas that have a prolonged oxidative effect in the body likely begin at 20-25 grams and above, and antioxidant IVs are anywhere from 1 gram to 15-20 grams.
How many IV treatments do I need?
It depends on what you are using IV Vitamin C for.
For skin health, at our Naturopath Clinic, we usually give Vitamin C drips with Glutathione 1-2x weekly for 4-12 weeks, usually using 5-10grams of Vitamin C.
What are all the things IV Vitamin C can be used for?
Most commonly we use IV Vitamin C for: Immunity, Skin Health, Infections.
We can also use IV Vitamin C for Cancer, Allergy and Longevity.
Are they any side-effects to Vitamin C IV?
Surprisingly, not really. We've administered IV Vitamin C in high doses for 9 years with almost no side effects. High Dose IV Vitamin C can be dehydrating, because it's a hypertonic infusion, so we might need to pre-hydrate patients that might be at risk for dehydration like cancer patients to avoid dehdration effects like light headedness or headaches.
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