It has long been recognized that Vitamin C offers a variety of health benefits to human beings. It is a natural antioxidant that neutralizes unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive because they have an unpaired electron, and are prone to "stealing" electrons from nearby stable molecules. This process is called oxidation, and is damaging to the body.
It is believed by many experts to be responsible for much of aging. If these unstable free radicals are not neutralized then they are likely to cause mutations that might could lead to unwanted conditions such as cancer or circulatory system disorders.
Vitamin C works to neutralize free radicals by giving up one of its electrons to repair the unstable molecule, thus preventing it from attacking the body. Vitamin C lowers blood pressure and helps prevent cataracts. It is widely considered to be an effective natural treatment for a number of human illnesses, including cancer.
Several of North America's leading cancer treatment facilities now employ IV vitamin C as a treatment, both as an adjunct to more traditional treatments and in some cases, by itself. When patients are given Vitamin C intravenously, the concentration achieved in the blood grows high enough to produce hydrogen peroxide within the body's tissues.
The hydrogen peroxide confronts the pathogens present in infectious disease and destroys cancer cells by causing them oxidative stress. It does not damage healthy tissue. Intravenous vitamin C therapy decreases tumor growth rates and inhibits not only cancerous cells, but also hyaluronidase, an enzyme that accompanies cancer and that prompts its spread from one part of the body to another.
The benefits of Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy are impressive. Vitamin C reduces the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy such as fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, depression, dizziness and bleeding. It increases the life expectancy of cancer patients and also the quality of their lives in the areas of mental clarity, emotional stability and physical well being.
It is interesting to note that this therapy brings the amount of vitamin C in the patient's body much closer to the level naturally present in almost all other mammals. There is formal academic criticism of the method by which the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin C is calculated, and charges that the normal human daily dosage of vitamin C should be much higher than is currently recommended.