Is high dose vitamin C the ‘magic bullet’ of cancer treatments?

The stories are everywhere – I’ve even shared some of them in the past. Stories of patients riddled with cancer… people who were told their cases were hopeless and who were practically left for dead by the mainstream.

That’s when they tried a breakthrough natural treatment – intravenous vitamin C (IVC).  And that was when their “hopeless” cancers went away.

Of course, such results aren’t what Big Pharma likes to hear about from a cheap treatment it can’t patent. But lately, this type of therapy has been generating renewed interest – and not just from naturopathic doctors.

Researchers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), for example, have been conducting trials on IVC. Joseph Cullen, a professor of surgery there, credits the treatment with “killing all the cancer cells” in an experiment on mice.

Now, the research team has begun testing IVC on actual patients.  And so far, it’s proven safe and well-tolerated in patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult to treat cancers around.

A couple of subjects who received IVC along with mainstream cancer treatments now report being cancer-free. One, a UIHC nurse, was diagnosed a year ago with pancreatic cancer, and the other had a brain tumor removed last August.

And with results like that, even the government is taking notice. Researchers are asking the NIH and the FDA for a $2 million grant. And, in fact, NIH researcher Mark Levine, whose work I’ve talked about, has been involved in the study.

IVC may be new to the government – but it’s not new. Health pioneers like Linus Pauling, who won the Nobel Prize, began championing IVC for cancer and other illnesses decades ago. But their work was dismissed and even ridiculed by a mainstream obsessed with drugs and surgery.

UIHC researchers say they’re going to answer the million-dollar question once and for all. Can IVC kill cancer by itself, without the damaging side effects of chemo and radiation?

A couple of the examples I’ve cited in past eAlerts indicate it can.  And without the nasty side effects and quality-of-life issues caused by those other treatments.

And that’s what makes it a source of real hope for people suffering from cancer – even those the mainstream has given up on.


“Can vitamin C kill cancer? UIHC seeking an answer” Holly Hines, April 13, 2015, Iowa City Press-Citizen,