Vitamin C Therapy
Also known as Intravenous Vitamin C, IV Vitamin C, Liposomal Vitamin C

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Category: Nutritional/supplemental, metabolic therapy


Vitamin C can be given intravenously as part of a programme of Metabolic Therapy. A 2014 study on PubMed confirmed that it has immune supportive function (1).  Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) is of interest in cancer - a 2014 systematic review on PubMed concludes that ‘IVC may improve time to relapse and possibly enhance reductions in tumor mass and improve survival in combination with chemotherapy.’ Furthermore, the review concluded that IVC may significantly improve quality of life measures alongside cancer treatment, and has a positive safety profile (2).  


Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C, therefore we must obtain it through our diet. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant. Even in small amounts vitamin C can protect indispensable molecules in the body, such as proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species. These can be generated during normal metabolism as well as through exposure to toxins and pollutants (e.g. smoking). Vitamin C may also be able to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin E. A 2014 PubMed paper (3) states ‘because of marked pharmacokinetic differences, intravenous, but not oral, ascorbate produces millimolar concentrations both in blood and in tissues, killing cancer cells without harming normal tissues.

The National Cancer Institute states that ‘the anticancer effect of vitamin C in different types of cancer cells involves a chemical reaction that makes hydrogen peroxide, which may kill cancer cells.’ (4). Healthy cells can metabolise hydrogen peroxide efficiently, via the catalase enzyme, into oxygen and water. However tumour cells lack catalase thus leaving them vulnerable. In addition, as a 2008 NIH paper explains, ‘many cancers … over-express the GLUT family members, in particular GLUT1’ (5). These are glucose transporters which, in addition to glucose, also transport Vitamin C into the cell. Therefore tumour cells selectively uptake more vitamin C (and hence hydrogen peroxide) than regular cells, and can’t metabolise it efficiently.

IVC may also significantly reduce the side effects of cancer treatment, including fatigue, nausea, insomnia, constipation and depression. A pilot RCT of 27 newly diagnosed stage III-IV ovarian cancer patients reported half of the adverse events compared to the control group when treated with IVC alongside chemotherapy. There was a non-significant trend toward improved survival, and the median time to disease progression or relapse was longer (25.5 months vs 16.75 months)(6).

Due to its excellent safety profile, practitioners use Vitamin C therapy in any stage of cancer. It involves daily intravenous administration at up to 75g for three weeks. Commonly, patients may feel tiredness due to the destruction of many cancer cells.

See link below for scientific references


About 30 years ago, Dr. Pauling (twice nobel prize winner and considered the 'father' of Vitamin C treatment) suggested to Ewan Cameron, a Scottish surgeon, that he administer 10 grams of vitamin C a day to patients with advanced cancer for whom conventional treatments had ceased to be of benefit. Over an 8-year period, 500 patients with varying stages and types of cancer were treated with vitamin C therapy. The initial observation showed those receiving 10 grams of vitamin C a day improved their state of well-being, as measured by increased appetite and mental alertness, as well as a decreased need for pain-killing drugs. A retrospective analysis of the study showed that those using vitamin C lived considerably longer than those not supplemented.

In addition, Vitamin C therapy in cancer cases was discovered by accident by Dr Abraham Hoffer, a psychiatrist, (Director of Psychiatric Research University Hospital in Saskatoon) in 1960 when treating a retired psychotic professor. The retired professor also had bronchiogenic carcinoma of the lung and when he became psychotic it was concluded he had secondaries in his brain. The professor was placed in terminal care and expected to die within a month or so. With Vitamin C treatment, he lived about 30 months after he was diagnosed terminal. When he died it was not from cancer. Having treated several psychiatric patients with tumours by chance and after receiving a positive response, Dr Hoffer then decided to change his professional career from psychiatry to treating cancer patients in a complementary way, and set up a practice in Victoria. Since then, he has worked with Dr Linus Pauling in the treatment of cancer.

Clinics in selected countries now offer Vitamin C therapy but operate differently depending on client's requirement.

Books on Vitamin C Therapy

Vitamin C: The Real Story: The Remarkable and Controversial Story of Vitamin C by Steve Hickey

Cancer and Vitamin C: A Discussion of the Nature, Causes, Prevention and Treatment of Cancer with Special Reference to the Value of Vitamin C by Ewan Cameron



Vitamin C has also been shown to help benefit individuals receiving radiotherapy. Patients have reported that they have suffered less anaemia, pain, loss of weight and loss of appetite.

Many doctors and patients are aware of a much publicised trial which appeared to demonstrate that it is inadvisable to take Vitamin C whilst receiving chemotherapy. This has since been shown to be invalid.( See Ralph Moss web link)

Therapy Evidence

Therapy: Intravenous Vitamin C

(1) Sorice A, Guerriero E, Capone F, Colonna G, Castello G, Costantini S (2014) Ascorbic acid: its role in immune system and chronic inflammation diseases. Mini Rev Med Chem. May;14(5):444-52.
(2) Fritz H1, Flower G2, Weeks L2, Cooley K3, Callachan M1, McGowan J1, Skidmore B1, Kirchner L4, Seely D5. (2014) Intravenous Vitamin C and Cancer: A Systematic Review. ) Integr Cancer Ther. 2014 May 26;13(4):280-300
(3) Ma Y, Chapman J, Levine M, Polireddy K, Drisko J, Chen Q (2014) High-dose parenteral ascorbate enhanced chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer and reduced toxicity of chemotherapy. Science Translational Medicine Feb 5;6(222)
(4) National Cancer Institute, accessed on 20/10/14
(5) Zhao FQ, Keating AF (2007) Functional Properties and Genomics of Glucose Transporters. Current Genomics. Apr; 8(2): 113–128
(6) Ma Y, Chapman J, Levine M, Polireddy K, Drisko J, Chen Q. (2014) Highdose parenteral ascorbate enhanced chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer and reduced toxicity of chemotherapy. Sci Transl Med. Feb 5;6(222)

Typical Therapy Cost: 3,140 (intravenous) (UK pound)

5 days a week for 3 weeks

Cancers: Bowel (metastatic), Brain, Breast (metastatic), Hodgkinsons disease (metastatic), Kidney, Leukaemia (metastatic), Lung (metastatic), Lymphoma (metastatic), Melanoma (metastatic), Oesophagael (metastatic), Ovarian (metastatic), Pancreatic (metastatic), Prostate (metastatic), Small cell lung (metastatic), Stomach (metastatic), Vocal chords

Links to Medical Evidence:
Scientific References for Vitamin C

Links to Further Info:
Ralph Moss - Antioxidants Against Cancer
Cancer Active - Vitamin C eat to beat cancer
Vitamin C Foundation
Abram Hoffer

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BioMed Klinik (clinic)
Tischberger Str. 5-8
Bad Bergzabern
Telephone: +49 6343 705-0
Telephone (alt): +49 6343 705 357

Centro De Rejuvenecimiento Celular Por |Oxigenoterapia Hiperbarica (clinic)
Telephone: +57 02 272 4544

Dr Sean Ceaser
Vital Victoria Naturopathic Clinic, Ltd.
125-1555 McKenzie Avenue
British Columbia
V8N 1A4
Telephone: +1 250 800 1620

Dr Rajendra Sharma
34 Denmark Road
UK - England (South West)
Telephone: +44 (0)1202 744747

Dr Wendy Denning
Health Doctors Clinic (The) (clinic)
21 Harley Street
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7224 2423

Dr Michael Wetzler
117 Stamford Hill Road
N16 5RS
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8800 5066

Dr Peter Wolf
Hyperthermia Centre Hannover (clinic)
Oskar Winter Str. 9
Telephone: +49 5116 63028
Telephone (alt): +49 5116 63029

Infusio Center for New Medicine (clinic)
Kirschwaldstrasse 19
Telephone: +49 69 / 207 34940

Integrated Health Care (clinic)
9200 East Raintree Suite 100
United States
Telephone: +1 480 657 0003

Dr Jose Henriquez
Integrative Whole Health Clinic - IWHC (clinic)
Telephone: +1 714 240 4653
Telephone (alt): +1 800 910 0699

Dr Garrett Swetlikoff
Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic (clinic)
#160 1855 Kirschner Road
British Columbia
V1Y 4N7
Telephone: +1 250 868 2205

Dr Peter Gruenewald
London Integrated Health Clinic (clinic)
10 Harley St
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7586 2223

Medicina Bio Energetica (clinic)
Av15 124-49 Consult 203
Telephone: +57 2554 1287

Mr Peter Bennett
Meditrine Naturopathic Medical Clinic (clinic)
# 103- 5503 206 Street
British Columbia
V3A 2C6
Telephone: +1 604 534 5756

Munro Hall Clinic (clinic)
Wick End Farm
Wick End
MK43 8TS
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)1234 826722
Telephone (alt): +44 (0)7050 611333

Dr Ahmad Nasri
Nasri Functional Medicine Clinic (clinic)
611 Pine Valley Drive
Unit #7 Woodbridge, 730 Essa Road
Telephone: +1 905 266 0959
Telephone (alt): +1 707 735 2354

New Hope Medical Center (clinic)
8912 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
Suite F9-526
AZ 85255
United States
Telephone: +1 866 524 4673

Dr Damien Downing
New Medicine Group (clinic)
The Elixir Clinic, 3rd Floor
75 Wimpole Street
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)7718 483484

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Clinics Tues, Weds, Thurs

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Oasis of Hope - Contreras Clinic (clinic)
Paseo Playas No.19
Playas de Tijuana
Baja California
Telephone: +1 619 690 8424
Telephone (alt): +1 619 690 8403

Richmond Alternative Medical Clinic (clinic)
150 - 7340 Westminster Hwy
British Columbia
V6X 1A1
Telephone: +1 604 207 0167

Rudolf Steiner Health Center (clinic)
422 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor
United States
Telephone: +1 734 663 4365

San Diego Clinic (clinic)
555 Saturn Blvd
Suite B 452
San Diego
CA 92154
United States
Telephone: +1 619 804 7783

Schachter Center (clinic)
2 Executive Blvd
Suite 202
New York
NY 10901
United States
Telephone: +1 845 368 4700

Spring of Life Therapeutic Center (clinic)
PO Box 15120
Telephone: +254 733 708 041

Dr Gilberto Alvarez
Stella Maris Clinic (clinic)
PO Box 435123
San Ysidro, CA 92143
Telephone: +52 664 634 3444
Telephone (alt): +52 800 662 1319

Dr Burkhard Aschhoff
Villa Medica Clinic for Holistic Medicine (clinic)
Klosterstrasse 205
Telephone: +49 6323 8020

Dr Andre Young-Snell
Kirsten Chick
Vision of Hope Clinic (The) (clinic)
332A Dyke Road
East Sussex
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 232779

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The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Vital Health Naturopathic Clinic (clinic)
136 - 2755 Broadmoor Blvd
Sherwood Park
T8H 2W7
Telephone: 001 780 449 4047

Vital Path Health Clinic (clinic)
101-3310-32nd Avenue
British Columbia
V1T 2M6
Telephone: +1 250 549 1400

Hill Medical Centre (The) (clinic)
Northfield House, Northfield Rd
117 Stamford Hill Rd (Rear of previous Skinner School)
N16 5RS
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8800 5066

Hufeland Clinic for Holistic Immunotherapy (clinic)
Loffelstelzer Strasse 1-3
Bad Mergentheim
Telephone: +49 7931 5360

Leo J Bolles Clinic (clinic)
United States
Telephone: +1 425 881 2224

Regenetec Pte Ltd (clinic)
308 Tanglin Road
Phoenix Park
Telephone: +65 6643 0570
Telephone (alt): +65 9469 6768

Dr Jeffrey Bland
PMB 226 1625 E 72nd St
Suite 700 Tacoma
United States

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Dr Julian Kenyon
Dove Clinic For Integrated Medicine (clinic)
The Old Brewery
High Street
SO21 1RG
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)1962 718000

Synergy Healthcare The Magee Clinic (clinic)
300 Cregagh Road
County Antrim
UK - Nothern Ireland
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9070 9300

Return 2 Health (supplier)
Unit 7, 300 Richmond Road
Grey Lynn
New Zealand
Telephone: +649 360 5264

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Return 2 Health (supplier)
Global (ie: web based)

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Worldwide delivery

Proactive Healthcare (supplier)
66a Ballybogy Road
BT53 6NY
UK - Nothern Ireland
Telephone: +44 (0) 845 60 61 301

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Free delivery in the UK.

Worldwide delivery.

Proactive Healthcare (supplier)
Global (ie: web based)
Telephone: +44 (0) 845 60 61 301

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Free delivery in the UK.

Worldwide delivery.

Evolution Organics (supplier)
North Wing
The Stables Jericho Farm
OX29 4SZ
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0) 345 3700 006
Telephone (alt): +44 (0) 1865 731306

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Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Essex Urology at Springfield Hospital (clinic)
Lawn Lane
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)845 130 1590
Telephone (alt): +44 (0)1245 234158

Abundance & Health Limited (supplier)
2 Northumberland Road
Dublin 4
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3239 4907
Telephone (alt): +353 (0)1 254 8889

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LiVon Laboratories Official Distributor, Supplier of Altrient C  Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C.

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Abundance & Health Limited (supplier)
22 Northumberland Road
Dublin 4
Global (ie: web based)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3239 4907
Telephone (alt): +353 (0)1 254 8889

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LiVon Laboratories Official Distributor, Supplier of Altrient C  Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C.

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Lipolife (supplier)
Unit 6 , Drakes Lane Industrial Estate
Drakes Lane
Global (ie: web based)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1245 206 288

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Distributors in the UK and across the world. Worldwide delivery available.

LivOn Labs (supplier)
2654 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway Suite
B5-108 Henderson
Global (ie: web based)
Telephone: +1 866 790 2107

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LivOn Labs has set up a distribution network in over 20 countries where the Lypo-Spheric™ products can be found.

Arcadia Praxis klinik (clinic)
Im Kurpark 1
Bad Emstal
Germany (english speaker)
Telephone: +49 56 24 – 923 79 18

Optimal Wellness Centre (The) (clinic)
75a Manukau Road
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9623 6234

Dr Chris Etheridge
Epping Clinic of Herbal Medicine (clinic)
6 Barnfield
CM16 6RL
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)7779 414099

Dr Siegfried Trefzer
Hightree Medical Clinic (clinic)
Temple Grove
Herons Ghyll
East Sussex
TN22 4BY
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: +44 (0)1825 713576

Nosh Detox (clinic)
400 Kings Road
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: 0203 697 1366

Onkologische Privatpraxis (clinic)
Löffelstr. 3
D-70597 Stuttgart
D-70597 Stuttgart
Telephone: +49 711 184 221 40

IV Boost UK (clinic)
48 Wimpole Street
UK - England (South East)
Telephone: 020 3553 3235