Megadose for cancer treatment
Many people may have these questions in their mind: What is Megadose? Is it really good? What benefits does it have for cancer treatment? Are there any clinical studies? And, have these studies been approved or are these only predictions? So before we make any decision, let’s learn about Megadose together.
What is Megadose?
Megadose is vitamin c (ascorbic acid) at 25-75 g dosage given through the veins. It is a targeted treatment for eliminating cancerous cells for all cancer patients because cancerous cells differ from normal cells for the following reasons:
Unable to use oxygen to convert glucose into energy
Lack catalase enzyme and therefore cannot change hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into water and oxygen (as shown in figure)
High-dosage vitamin c will result in hydrogen peroxide as free radicals which are toxic to cancerous cells and can destroy these cells without harming normal cells that contain catalase enzyme.
Approved benefits of Megadose
There have been several studies on the use of high-dosage vitamin c in cancer treatment since 1970. Clinical studies in animals have found that:
High-dosage vitamin C prevented the growth and metastasis of cancerous cells for prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, brain cancer and other types of cancer.
The use of high-dosage vitamin C in conjunction with certain types of chemotherapy and radiotherapy yielded greater efficacy than using chemotherapy alone to eliminate cancerous cells for ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer and brain cancer.
There are several studies in humans by Linus Paulinf, PhD and Hugh Riordon, MD. Additionally, many researchers have found that high-dosage vitamin C has several benefits such as:
Yielding good results for cancer therapy both by using the vitamin alone and in conjunction with other types of therapy
Helping to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy
Helping to increase the survival rates for cancer patients and improve their quality of life
These studies have been approved by the National Institute of Health of the United States (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute of the United States (NCI).
Side effects, risks and advice
The use of high-dosage vitamin C has very few side effects according to clinical studies. For cases involving a genetic anomaly where there is a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD Deficiency), it is advised to avoid receiving high-dosage vitamin C through the veins as this may cause red blood cells to rupture. Additionally, patients with kidney disease or kidney failure should avoid this as it may cause kidney stone disease. During and after receiving treatment with high-dosage vitamin C, it is advised to have plenty of water of approximately 1.5 – 2 liters per day.