Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C Therapy involves the administration of Vitamin C directly into the bloodstream. This delivery system is very powerful because it allows the plasma concentration of Vitamin C to reach levels high enough to kill cancer cells.
- Vitamin C at high blood concentrations works as a pro-oxidant rather than an anti-oxidant. When given intravaneously, Vitamin C has been shown to generate the production of hydrogen peroxide that directly kills cancer cells in the early stages of cancer.
- IV Vitamin C can also be used as a primary cancer therapy when conventional cancer therapy is not possible due to adverse side effects, weakness of the patient and when conventional treatment has proven ineffective. It is often combined with acupuncture and other alternative therapies (herbal medicine, nutritional therapies) for the treatment of cancer.
- IV Vitamin C is commonly used with conventional cancer therapies to prevent and decrease the adverse effects of conventional cancer therapies. It can be safely combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, before, during and after treatment. It can also be given before and after surgery to decrease development of metastatic disease and to boost immune function post-operatively.
- Each animal is evaluated as an individual. In general, the dose and dosing interval of IV Vitamin C will vary depending on the type and severity of cancer present, the animals condition, other therapies given and whether the animal will be treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy at the same time as Vitamin C therapy.
- Intravenous access is achieved by placing a small venous catheter into a vein in the animal’s front or rear leg. Infusion time can range from 1-3 hours in duration depending on the dose.