Dr Ruby Bloomfield, has been administering Vitamin C, B vitamins and glutathione for many decades with great benefits for her patients. To cope with the demand the clinic now has a specialist nurse to assist her. Janet is here on Monday and Friday mornings at this stage. This may be expanded in the future.
VITAMIN C SHORT FACTS
Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin, is a potent antioxidant with increasingly diverse uses in health promotion and disease prevention.
Every step in the progression of atherosclerosis can benefit from the antioxidant power of vitamin C, from preventing endothelial dysfunction and altering lipid profiles and coagulation factors to preventing blood vessel changes that can lead to strokes and other vascular catastrophes.
Vitamin C supplements reduce cellular DNA damage that is the vital first step in cancer initiation and also reduce the inflammatory changes that allow a malignant cell to grow into a dangerous tumor.
Vitamin C supplements enhance the health-promoting effects of exercise and reduce exercise-induced oxidative damage.
Vitamin C supplements also dramatically combat the oxidative damage caused by smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke.
In respiratory conditions, vitamin C supplements help avert or shorten the duration of common colds and may mitigate the risk of serious respiratory conditions like asthma.
Vitamin C supplements can speed the clearance of the stomach disease-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori and cut the risk of gastric cancer it causes.
This website from America has a lot of details about research around the use of Vitamin C with cancer therapy. (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/highdosevitaminc/healthprofessional) I have pasted a short summary from there.
High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®)
This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information summary provides an overview of the use of high-dose vitamin C (also known as ascorbate or L-ascorbic acid) as a treatment for people withcancer. This summary includes a brief history of early clinical trials of high-dose vitamin C; reviews oflaboratory, animal, and human studies; and current clinical trials.
This summary contains the following key information:
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient with redox functions at normal physiologic concentrations.
High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for cancer patients since the 1970s.
Laboratory studies have reported that high-dose vitamin C has redox properties and decreasedcell proliferation in prostate, pancreatic, hepatocellular, colon, mesothelioma, and neuroblastomacell lines.
Two studies of high-dose vitamin C in cancer patients reported improved quality of life and decreases in cancer-related side effects.
Studies of vitamin C combined with other drugs in animal models have shown mixed results.
Intravenous vitamin C has been generally well tolerated in clinical trials.
Many of the medical and scientific terms used in this summary are hypertext linked (at first use in each section) to the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, which is oriented toward nonexperts. When a linked term is clicked, a definition will appear in a separate window.
Reference citations in some PDQ CAM information summaries may include links to external Web sites that are operated by individuals or organizations for the purpose of marketing or advocating the use of specific treatments or products. These reference citations are included for informational purposes only. Their inclusion should not be viewed as an endorsement of the content of the Web sites, or of any treatment or product, by the PDQ Cancer CAM Editorial Board or the National Cancer Institute.