Latest Vitamin C megadosage Stories

2008-08-05 03:00:11

THE idea that vitamin C can fight cancer is more than a medical myth. As far back as the 1970s, scientists were investigating vitamin C cancer therapy. Some 100 terminal cancer patients in Scotland survived, on average, 300 days longer than expected after being injected with vitamin C. Another study showed similar results, although they were regarded as unreliable because the patients knew they were receiving the experimental therapy. Later, trials in the US failed to show any...

2008-07-02 18:00:07

HOUSTON, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective immediately, SpectraCell Laboratories now measures functional levels of Vitamin C (ascorbate) using its proprietary FIA(TM) (Functional Intracellular Analysis) technology. This test enables a clinician to diagnose specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies long before classic deficiency symptoms appear. The demand for testing Vitamin C levels in patients has been climbing in recent years and represents an important addition to their existing panel...

2006-04-10 09:45:00

NEW YORK -- High-dose intravenously administered vitamin C apparently led to longer-than-expected survival in three patients with advanced cancer, doctors at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and colleagues in Canada report. Two of the three patients are still alive without evidence of disease. In the three cases described in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, vitamin C was given intravenously at doses ranging from 15 to 65 grams to produce plasma concentrations...

2005-09-13 10:10:00

But will success in the lab translate to humans? High doses of vitamin C administered intravenously can fight cancer -- at least in the laboratory, researchers report. They took another look at the vitamin years after studies first suggested in the 1970s that high doses of ascorbate or vitamin C may help fight cancer. In the wake of those studies, additional studies using the same high doses found no benefit, although some of them used only oral vitamin C, not intravenous doses of the...

2005-07-19 09:40:00

Many taking high daily doses despite evidence it may be harmful Many Americans still take high daily doses of vitamin E despite mounting evidence that the vitamin offers no health benefit and could be dangerous, a new study finds. The researchers found that just over 11 percent of American adults routinely consume at least 400 IUs of vitamin E on a daily basis. Another 26 percent of American adults take supplements that include lower amounts of the vitamin. Reporting in the July 19 issue of...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.