Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells
|Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells||Darrell Miller||01/22/17|
January 22, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells
High doses of vitamin c can kill cancer cells. In the past cancer therapy through vitamin c has not always proven that effective. However, that is because they were trying to get people to ingest it through the mouth. the key is to let hit the bloodstream immediately. The Vitamin C selectively kills the cancerous cells and not the normal cells. This is because normal cells are smarter and handle the hydrogen peroxide better.
- The study shows that vitamin C breaks down easily, generating hydrogen peroxide, a so-called reactive oxygen species that can damage tissue and DNA.
- Earlier phase 1 trials indicated this treatment is safe and well-tolerated and hinted that the therapy improves patient outcomes. The current, larger trials aim to determine if the treatment improves survival.
- The study also shows that tumor cells are much less capable of removing the damaging hydrogen peroxide than normal cells.
"Normal cells have several ways to remove hydrogen peroxide, keeping it at very low levels so it does not cause damage. The new study shows that an enzyme called catalase is the central route for removing hydrogen peroxide generated by decomposing vitamin C."