High Dose Vitamin C for Cancer Treatment Support

Vitamin C to aid the body and mind

Surgery - Cancer Support

Chemo Support

  • Vitamin C – Preservative-free Sodium ascorbate

  • Calcium Gluconate

  • Magnesium Chloride

Prepare Your Body

Stress and injury place a high demand on the body. Nutrition is critical for healing tissue. IV Vitamin C can help you prepare your body for the stress of  chemotherapy  as well as recover from surgery.

Chemo Support

“Extensive literature demonstrates that cancer patients experience vitamin C deficiency correlated with reduced oral intake, inflammation, infection, disease processes, and treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery.” IV Nutritional Infusions can help speed recovery by providing Pre and Post Immune Support and hydration. High-dose (HD) IV-C can be given before the start of chemotherapy treatment, no less than two days before the first treatment. The pro-oxidant effects of high dose vitamin C supports ongoing efforts with chemotherapy, radiation, etc. Adequate kidney function, platelet count and red blood cell count is necessary to receive HD IV-C . G6PD genetic testing is required.

  • With your Oncologist’s approval, IV Vitamin C can be given before/after chemotherapy – (specifically, 12–72 hours after).
  • Indwelling venous access system or port can be used in special circumstances.
  • No IV C Infusion within 12–24 hours before positron-emission tomography (PET Scan)
  • During chemotherapy and for up to 6 months after, HD IV-C can be given 1–3 times/week  (average is twice/weekly).
  • Target dosing using a blood glucose monitor after each infusion determines the dosing for treatment. Max dose is 100gm/infusion.
  • If you are unable to travel to us, we can, in most circumstances, to come to your home for an additional mobile charge.
  • If you have commercial insurance (i.e. Blue Cross, United Health Care, etc.), we can provide you with a detailed Superbill (Insurance billing receipt) for you to submit to your insurance for out-of-network rate reimbursement. Medicare and Medicaid will not provide reimbursement for these infusions. If you have Medicare or Medicaid insurance, you will receive an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) form from us in your initial paperwork.

Promotes Healing

If a surgical patient develops an infection, cells and tissue are replaced at a high rate and vitamin C levels diminish quickly. Borderline vitamin C stores before surgery, can result in fragile capillaries, poor wound healing, and bleeding. If infections develop after surgery, IV Nutritional Infusions can help the body heal. Inflammation caused by surgical stress is calmed by Vitamin C and Magnesium. Vitamin C also promotes wound healing by stimulating collagen and helping the skin to restructure. In general, Vitamin C intake should be at least 500 mg/d after surgery in order to avoid the chronic pain syndrome, RSD/CRPS. In fact, with bone fractures, taking vitamin C (500 mg/d for 50 days) is recommended by evidence-based guidelines. IV Glutathione takes care of the added oxidative stress on the body after surgery.