What You Need to Know About the Status of Intravenous Vitamin C

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Some people seem to be under the impression that it will soon be impossible to get intravenous vitamin C. There is no cause for alarm! While the FDA has been quietly attempting to ban this vital cancer treatment, it is still widely available.

About three years ago, the FDA created a shortage of IV bags, which did raise the price of the treatment by a few dollars. They also banned one manufacturer from making the injectable vitamin C solution. There is no doubt the FDA is up to no good, and we may see higher prices coming our way because of this. Clearly this is a ploy put in motion by Big Pharma with the blessings of the FDA.

However, many compounding pharmacies are still offering it, and none of the doctors I know of are having difficulties with supply.

Instead of banning IVC, the government should be grateful for this therapy.  But alas, a non-patentable solution would not line the pockets of Big Pharma, and sadly, those pockets are apparently more important than our lives.

High Dose Vitamin C a Valuable Cancer Treatment

In the past 46 years, trillions of dollars have been spent on cancer research and treatment since Nixon declared the ‘war on cancer’ in 1971.   The war was lost. The money was spent; the patients suffered; the patients died.

This is because cancer patients do not die from primary tumors.  We know that metastases are what kills 90% of cancer patients. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are suspected to be the cause of almost if not all of the metastases.

Yet, most oncologists focus on the primary tumor as if eradicating it will save the patient. They even recommend radiation to get rid of the pesky cells in a breast, for example. They offer chemotherapy to chase down lingering cancer cells.

But cancer stem cells are not eliminated by radiation or chemotherapy, and worse, these treatments can actually make them stronger.  Vitamin C has been found to kill cancer cells and do no harm to the patient –and it does not empower CSCs.  AND, unlike chemotherapy and radiation, we now know that it has the potential to kill the stem cells.

Oral High Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Stem Cells

Vitamin C has long been thought to be an effective addition to cancer protocols.  New research has found that oral high dose vitamin C given in conjunction with the common antibiotic doxycycline can kill cancer stem cells.[i]  Doxycycline kills cancer stem cells by suppressing the production of key DNA proteins driving these cells from oxygen to sugar metabolism (the process of glycolysis). In cancer cells, high-dose vitamin C treatment induces cell death by inhibiting glycolysis and thus interrupting the cell’s food supply (energy).  Plus, while doxycycline kills many cancer cells, others become resistant. The study found resistant cells were then destroyed by oral vitamin C. According to the researchers, the oral dose needed would be 3000 mg of C, taken four times daily.

Importantly, for those of you who, like me, prefer not to take pharmaceuticals, natural compounds such as oils extracted from oregano and thyme mimic doxycycline, and have been found to be just as effective. [ii]

For more information on utilizing high dose vitamin C, please read High Dose Vitamin C: The Other Cancer Therapy.

However, it is important to know that in high doses, oral vitamin C is just as effective (or possibly even more so) than Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC). This is important as IVC can be very expensive. You can consume high levels of oral C without the typical bowel intolerance by using Liposomal C or  Sodium Ascorbate. My two favorite brands of liposomal C are Mercola  and  Lypo-Spheric .  You can also make it at home.  One trip to google will provide DIY methods.

For more on CSC’s please view Cancer Stem Cells– Could They Be the Key to Metastasis?

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Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor and holistic cancer strategist who helps people make better, healthier, non-toxic choices. She emphasizes the critical nature of addressing the root cause of cancer and not just its presenting symptoms (such as the tumor). Elyn specializes in understanding the role of estrogen in breast cancer and debunks the myths associated. She is a Contributing Editor for The Truth About Cancer and was creator and host of the Survive and Live Well Radio Show on the Cancer Support Network. Elyn is on the Medical Advisory Board for BeatCancer.Org and is on the Advisory Board to the Radical Remission Project. Elyn was the Executive Director of the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Contact Elyn via her website, www.elynjacobs.com. Elyn offers consults via Skype, phone or in person.

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[i] https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/06/bill-sardi/starving-cancer-cells-existence/

[ii] http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(16)30897-9/fulltext


  1. Great article and it so encourages me. Thank you for the other emails.I am so appreciative of all the articles you send!!!

     _____________________________________________________________  Rose Green, M.A., R.D., C.H.C.Global Awakening / Miracle Mondays Naturopath Practitioner / Nutritionist Montclair, New Jersey, 07042 973-220-6961 Go Green!!! Have you eaten your 7-9 fruits and vegetables today?

    • I worked in Australia for many years for a number of Doctors that did the Vit C IV treatments. We also did Chelation Therapy. Both these treatments are fantastic and I saw them help hundreds of people. We have similar problems here re FDA (TGA) etc. Don’t EVER let anyone tell you these treatments don’t work or a waste of money. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC……………… xx

  2. you are most welcome Rose, so glad you find them helpful. Have a blessed day, Elyn

  3. I also want to Thank you Elyn for all your hard work and dedication to the breast cancer cause and natural treatments. I have a long and extensive story to godwits my breast cancer but I will spare you the details and just say that I went with my initial gut instinct to not do chemo and radiation and go with organic and eating well without cheating too much.
    I started with no red meat, no milk or cheese and no white bread. High fibre white bread was my downfall nut now I eat Ezekial bread and keep it in the freezer.

    So I have read many of your articles and tips and am learning so much from all your research. In the beginning I did all the research for my own personal experience but you have done it all and I just follow your lead on everything that applies to my situation.

    Again thank you for all your hard work.


  4. Oops! A few grammatical errors in my reply, like godwits shouldn’t be in there. Don’t know where that came from. Auto correct maybe.


    • Thank you Deborah, I am very glad you find my articles helpful. Be careful with that Ezekial as by no fault of their own, there is a concern for heavy metal contamination due to irrigation issues (dry, so digging deeper for water, which draws the heavy metals). But, in moderation, do enjoy it–my favorite was the flax bread. Best, Elyn

    • yep, that darn auto correct, gets me too 🙂

  5. Dear Elyn, I’m writing to consult you on an ER+ breast cancer discovered in my mum. She was operated and now she should start radiotherapy + either Tamoxifen of Aromatise Inhibitors (so far we don’t know yet). I am now researching on alternative methods to combine with the alopate treatment. So, lipospheric vitamin C – i understood that it’s better absorbed than the clasical one but it might interfere with anti-estrogene treatment. So, what dosis could she take in order to help her and on the same time not to interfere with the alopate treatment? many thanks in advance

  6. My father had Stage 4 Liver Cancer that had spread throughout his body to the ribs and bones in his legs. He started on 45 grams of iv vitamin c once per week for a few months and drank carrot juice plus carrot/apple and orange juice and he has been cancer free for nearly 10 years. I certainly believe if vitamin c and juicing can cure stage 4 liver cancer then it’s amazing and clearly works.

    • Yes indeed, but I do want to stress that for many people, it will take more than vitamin C. and juicing. Cancer is complex, but very glad to hear of his success!

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