High dose IV Vitamin C has been studied and used quite extensively. It has been studied in patients with cancer since the 1970’s. Laboratory studies show that Vitamin C could slow the growth of cancer cells found in the prostate, colon, liver, and other places.
Patients have reported a better quality of life with vitamin C and faster recovery times. It has also been used to help when patients are stressed and tired as this can lead to a depressed immune system. Oral vitamin C is very poorly absorbed so obtaining it IV can be extremely important.
A G6PD deficiency test is required for patients wanting this treatment. It is a simple blood draw and lab test that will let us know if you are a candidate for this IV.