Intravenous Vitamin C and Cancer

IV Vitamin C therapy

Vancouver, BC

Dr. Santos' cancer treatment program involves the using of intravenous therapies along with detoxification and diet modification. We modify each patient's plan based on the radiation/chemotherapy schedule, the type of cancer and the aggressiveness of the cancer. We use high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy, IV DCA (Dichloroacetic acid) and intravenous sodium bicarbonate which has been shown to act as a natural chemotherapy agent. Many clinics around the globe using High dose vitamin C therapy have documented excellent results. We also utilize a combination of Ozone/photoluminescence to help stimulate the immune system to fight the cancer. These treatments typically reduce the side effects of chemo and radiation. The cost of the IV vitamin C is $105.

There are many good reasons to give large quantities of ascorbate (vitamin C) to a cancer patient. Ascorbate strengthens the collagen “glue” that holds healthy cells together and retards the spread of an existing tumor. The vitamin also greatly strengthens the immune system, and provides a surprising level of pain relief. But there is more. Vitamin C has been shown to be preferentially toxic to tumor cells, similar to cytotoxic drug cancer chemotherapy. Laboratory and clinical studies indicate that, in high enough doses, one can maintain blood plasma concentrations of ascorbate high enough to selectively kill tumor cells. If you have not heard about this, it is probably because most of the best-publicized vitamin C and cancer studies simply have not utilized high enough doses. Hugh D. Riordan, M.D., and colleagues have treatment data which “demonstrate the ability to sustain plasma levels of ascorbic acid in humans above levels which are toxic to tumor cells in vitro and suggests the feasibility of using AA as a cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent.” Dr. Santos uses Intravenous Vitamin C quite frequently in the treatment of cancer. He has found that his patients experience less side effects from chemotherapy and radiation as well as reduces the pain associated with cancer. He also has a number of patients who's tumor markers has reduced steadily while on the treatment. Intravenous vitamin C is typically used with patient while on chemotherapy and radiation. A typical cancer patient will receive 50-70grams of intravenous vitamin C 2-3 times a week.

Ozone: Cancer and its uses in medical therapy

by Dr. Robert E. Willner

Ozone therapy is one of the most powerful and versatile therapies known today. Extensive medical research on Ozone therapy has been done primarily in Europe. Through its mechanism of action, ozone has beneficial effects on every part of the body. The effects include:

1. Inactivation of bacteria, viruses and fungi: Ozone disrupts the intergrity of the cell envelope through peroxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins. In fungi, ozone inhibits cell growth at certain stages. With viruses, the ozone damages the viral capsid and disrupts the reproductive cycle by interrupting the virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation. Cells previously infected by viruses are more susceptible to destruction by the peroxide produced through ozonolysis, because they have weak enzyme coatings.

2. Enhancement of circulation: In circulatory disease, a clumping of red blood cells hinders blood flow and becreases oxygen absorption due to reduced surface area. There is a decrease in red blood cell flexibility which prevents them travelling down the tiniest capillaries, and blood viscosity increases. With Ozone therapy, clumping is reduced or eliminated and flexibility is restored, along with oxygen carrying abiltiy. Oxygenation of the tissues increases as the arterial partial pressure increases, and viscosity decreases. Ozone also oxidizes the plaque in arteries allowing the removal of the breakdown products, unclogging vessels.

3. Stimulation of oxygen metabolism: Ozone causes an increase in the red blood cell glycolysis rate. This leads to the stimulation of 2.3-diphosphoglycerate which shifts the oxyhemoglobin disassociation curve to the right. This leads to an increase in the amount of oxygen released to the surrounding tissues. There is a stimulation of the production of the enzymes which act as free radical scavengers and cell wall protectors: glutathione peroxidase, catalase and superoxide dismutase. Ozone activates the Krebs cycle by enhancing oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate, stimulating production of ATP. Ozone also causes a significant reduction in HADH and helps oxidize cytochromes.

4. Dissolution of malignant tumors: Malignant cells have an increased rate of glycolysis which leads to the production of more lactate. With ozone therapy, there is a significant decrease in lactate production, showing that the metabolism is being inhibited Tumor cells have a peroxide intolerance due to insufficient peroxidase and catalase. Ozone is thus able to oxidize the outer lipid layer of malignant cells and destroy them through cell lysis.

5. Activation of the Immune system: Ozone stimulates the production of interferon and interleukin in the body. From this there is a cascade of subsequent immunological reactions.

6. Formation of peroxides: Ozone reacts with the unsaturated fatty acids of the lipid layer in celllular membranes, forming hydro peroxides. Lipid peroxidation products include peroxyl radicals, vital for killer cell action.