IV Vitamin C in Edmonton
IV Therapy in Edmonton - Vitamin C Infusions
One of the most common Cancer supports we administer is IV Vitamin C or "IVC"
IVC has a broad-spectrum of activity with evidence in many cancers including Breast, Pancreatic, Lymphoma, Kidney, Bladder and Ovarian cancer amongst others.
Our office works with numerous Alternative Cancer IV Therapy treatments such as - IV Lipoic Acid, IV Curcumin and Mistletoe.
IV Vitamin C can be used:
Vitamin C administered intravenously in a sense, ceases to act as an anti-oxidant. The action is thought to be pro-oxidant with cancer cell death mediated by hydrogen peroxide production.
Dr Muradov will discuss which IV therapies can be used in your case. IVC compatibility with chemotherapy needs to be determined on a case by case basis
Dr Muradov will also discuss other Naturopathic cancer therapies that are applicable in your cancer. These often include supplements and other IV therapies that can be used alongside IVC.
IV Vitamin C & Cancer
- Some of the early data using IV Vitamin C therapy suggested that it could double survival times (or more) in terminal cancer patients (the original Pauling data)
- Case reports in: Bladder, Kidney, Lymphoma, Liver and Ovarian Cancer show benefit.
- A 2015 journal article outlined 9 cases of IVC use, four Breast Cancer cases suggested survival beyond prognosis, improvement in quality of life, and even one complete remission
- A 2007 study indicated that IVC in 39 terminal cancer patients produced significantly lower scores for fatigue, nausea/vomiting, pain, and appetite loss after administration of IV vitamin C
- Please visit our Cancer Treatment Website: EICT.ca
More about IVC
Immune Boosting - Our office frequently uses Vitamin C based IV Therapy treatments to improve immunity in our Edmonton patients. Our Naturopaths frequently include Zinc, Selenium and Hydrochloric acid in these immune boosting IV Therapy treatments.
Viral Infections - Vitamin C IV Therapy has a long reputed past for use in Viral infections, even those of an aggressive nature such as Viral Hepatitis, Infectious Mononucleosis, Measles and Mumps.
Our office has seen numerous cases of Shingles respond well to IV Vitamin C, various colds and flus as well, and even chronic EBV and HHV-6 cases improve with Vitamin C IV Therapy.
Sepsis - Sepsis is a severe life-threatening condition typically treated in a hospital setting and data emerged that IV Vitamin C treatment can be helpful for reducing mortality in sepsis patients.
COVID-19 - In early 2020, data from China emerged indicating that IV Vitamin C Therapy can be used to reduce mortality in COVID-19 patients.
IV Vitamin C FAQ
How does IV Vitamin C work?
High dose IV Vitamin C is thought to behave dramatically differently from orally administered Vitamin C because of the pharmacologic doses achieved with IV administration. The main mechanisms are thought to be the oxidation of ascorbate into dehydroascorbic acid which itself is cytotoxic and through generation of hydrogen peroxide which forms reactive oxygen species intracellularly and extracellularly.
These downstream vitamin C metabolites are only achievable with IV Therapy administration of Vitamin C and cannot appreciably be reproduced with oral administration.
What doses do you give for IV Vitamin C?
For anti-cancer effects we are often administering 25g to 125g which are doses that are impossible to achieve taking oral Vitamin C.
IV Vitamin C FAQ Continued
How many IV Vitamin treatments do I need?
For Cancer, we usually recommend evaluating the effect of about 20 treatments, done twice weekly.
IV Therapy with Vitamin C can often take 90-180 minutes because these are large volume IV Therapy treatments.
Can I use IV Vitamin C if I am taking chemotherapy?
Although it depends on the chemotherapy, in general, IV Vitamin C can often be done if a patient is undergoing chemotherapy. In fact a wealth of data exists suggesting that IV Vitamin C can often ease the side effects of standard treatments and even improve efficacy.
Your Naturopath at TruMed will often suggest chemotherapy specific oral supports in addition to discussing available evidence and benefits of Vitamin C IV Therapy.
Can I use IV Vitamin C instead of chemotherapy?
We generally do not recommend that patients use IV Vitamin C instead of standard treatment. Situations do arise however where patients do not pursue standard treatments or the expected benefit of standard care is low and in these scenarios it is often used, in conjunction with other natural cancer treatments.
In these scenarios, we'll discuss if other IV Therapy treatments such as Alpha Lipoic Acid, Curcumin or Mistletoe are also relevant.
IV Vitamin C is an extremely well tolerated IV Therapy. Some patients report feeling tired the day after very high dose treatments. The treatment itself is extremely concentrated which can promote fluid loss so patients are encouraged to increase liquid intake on days they receive IV Vitamin C for their cancer.
If time allows, we may first do a pre-hydration IV Therapy treatment prior to IV Vitamin C.
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