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    Are there any benefits of vitamin c iv?

    Hi, has anyone done the vitamin c iv and had any positive feedback?
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Hi Snumls,



    Thanks very much for your post and question about Vitamin C IV.



    Our nurse and/or nutritionist advisor will be in touch shortly with a response.



    Kind Regards,

    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia



    Please Note: Bowel Cancer Australia's Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory services are subject to the following disclaimer.

  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Dear All,



    There is some recent evidence to suggest that high dose Vitamin C therapy can improve recovery in certain gastro-intestinal diseases.



    However, at this stage, there is no published clinical evidence to demonstrate that it can affect the outcome of bowel cancer patients or that it can regress malignant tumours.



    If you are interested in reading more, further details can be found in the following article -  http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM198501173120301



    I would advise discussing this option with your GP/Specialist to ascertain its suitability to your condition.



    Kind Regards,

    Teresa

    Bowel Cancer Australia Nutritionist Advisor



    Please Note: Bowel Cancer Australia's Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory services are subject to the following disclaimer.

  • Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    I'd be careful with this admistration of vitamin C in IV form. Excess levels of vitamin C can actually act as a “pro-oxidant” which has the reverse effects of being an antioxidant. This means that it will increase the bodies free radicals and leading to cell damage. This requires further study and that is why it is not done here in Australia

  • Peter Taylor

    HealthShare Member

    Could you please provide a reference regarding Vitamin C acting as a pro-oxident when taken in excess. Thank you

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