New Study Says: High Dose Of THIS Vitamin Is Powerful Weapon Against Colorectal Cancer
Vitamin C has long been a popular natural treatment for minor illnesses like colds and flu, but new studies reveal that this vitamin may also stop cancer in its tracks. According to research by Dr. Ronald Hunninghake ad others, very high doses of Vitamin C administered intravenously can stop tumor growth in colorectal cancer –one of the most difficult cancers to treat.
Vitamin C’s healing power stems from the fact that this vitamin is antioxidant. It blocks oxidation, a process that leads to cell breakdown and vulnerability to disease. Because4 humans can’t produce Vitamin C naturally, it’s typically consumed from foods such as oranges, carrots and other orange and yellow vegetables and fruits, or as over the counter vitamin supplements.
But Hunninghake and others have found, vitamin C delivered intravenously at much higher doses than drugstore supplements can possibly deliver can have a powerful effect on many stubborn cancers, such as ovarian, pancreatic, liver and colorectal cancer.
According to a recent report from Medical daily, over half of all cases of colorectal cancer stem from mutations in just two genes. High doses of intravenous Vitamin C appear to block the growth of mutated cells, effectively stopping a tumor’s growth process. Hunninghake and his colleagues report successes in treating tumors at both early and late stages of development using this process.
The use of Vitamin C in treating cancer and other diseases has been studied for many years, with often conflicting results. Dr. Linus Pauling, who pioneered the therapeutic use of Vitamin C, earned both criticism and praise for his claims that Vitamin C could be effective in treating even very severe illnesses. And studies reported by the National Cancer Institute and others have suggested that very high doses of Vitamin C could interfere with other treatments and even encourage tumor growth.
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Hunninghake follows in Pauling’s footsteps in advocating Vitamin C therapy as a natural and safe way to fight diseases ranging from chronic autoimmune disorders to cancer. In a recent interview on NaturalHealth 365, he points out that Vitamin C can be a largely safe and effective part of a comprehensive treatment plan for colorectal and other cancers in most people. Therapeutic doses of Vitamin C are very high, though, and like any other treatment, that could pose risks for some patients.
Some individuals are deficient in an enzyme called G6PD (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase), which is essential for maintaining the integrity of red blood cells. If a person deficient in G6PD is given high doses of Vitamin C, hemolysis, or rupturing, of red blood cells could occur. And although Vitamin C is generally valued for its antioxidant properties, in high doses, it becomes pro-oxidative, stimulating the oxidation and death of cancerous cells.
Controversy still swirls around the use of high dose intravenous vitamin therapies for treating cancer and other diseases. But Hunninghake’s work, along with other studies on therapeutic uses of Vitamin C, demonstrate that this common vitamin can be a powerful weapon against colorectal cancer – a form of the disease that is often resistant to standard treatment protocols.