Cancer, IV Drips, and the Glutathione-Vitamin C Connection
High-dose intravenous vitamin C acts as a pro-oxidant in killing cancer cells, where it has to be separated from glutathione; otherwise vitamin C needs to be kept in balance with glutathione.
I am not a medical doctor and this is not medical advice. Please see the full disclaimer at the bottom.
Is high-dose vitamin C good for you?
High-dose intravenous vitamin C can selectively kill cancer cells in live patients and can save sepsis patients from dying, but it acts as a pro-oxidant in cancer and an antioxidant in sepsis.
So what does it do in the rest of us?
Oral doses of 2000 milligrams raise oxalate levels in most people, and as little as 400 milligrams raises oxalate in some people.
This seems to be the most sensitive indicator of a delicate imbalance with glutathione and other factors needed to recycle vitamin C. Such a balance actually needs to be avoided when killing cancer yet is critical to maintaining health in every other context.
Given that vitamin C is important to immunity and general health, how do we take advantage of these benefits without upsetting the delicate balance with glutathione and the propensity to generate oxalate?
That is the topic of this article.