BLOG- Dr. J. Miller – 12-21-18 — Intravenous Vitamin C & Curcumin Anti-Oxidant Potential
High Dose IV (Intravenous) Vitamin C infusions have been well studied for years to combat Cancers and Auto-Immune disorders. We have now over the past 5 years come full circle to understand the benefits. Health and wellness is about balance, consistency and variety. We need to eat a variety of foods to nourish our bodies with a full spectrum of Vitamins, minerals, botanicals, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. The science behind the health benefits of anti-oxidants is proven, and simply the more we get into our system, the better we neutralize the toxic free radicals, and the better we boost our immune system. Immuno-Therapy has been a cutting edge in Cancer treatment and prevention over the past 5-10 years. Essentially instead of infusing toxic agents into our system to kill off cancer cells, which at the same time suppresses our Immune System, our blood counts, and has future adverse consequences on our bone marrow in some cases; we should be utilizing agents which boost our immune system which has been proven to ward off cancer and other disease processes. Chemotherapy still has its role, however, we must recognize the value of potent Indirect anti-oxidants such as Curcumin / Turmeric, Vitamin C, Selenium, Vitamin E etc…
By Indirect I mean agents that can exponentially increase the production of your internal endogenous anti-oxidants, and not just increase them in a linear fashion like eating them in the form of Blueberries, carrots etc… (these are Direct Anti-oxidants 1:1 kill off of free radicals) Curcumin, the most biologically active Curcuminoid in Turmeric, with the most therapeutic benefits is a potent Indirect Anti-Oxidant, offering a 1: 150,000 kill off of free radicals, as well as being the healthiest Anti-Inflammatory agent recognized.
In many cases we are seeing that higher doses of agents such as B-12, Vitamin D, Curcumin and Vitamin C, have been proven to have amazing health benefits. The problem arises in the mechanism of administration and absorption. With Curcumin, I reviewed some of these factors in the previous blog, and will go more in depth in future blogs. With respect to Vitamin C there is only so much we can absorb by our intestines before it becomes caustic to the mucosal lining. Thus IV Vitamin C infusions, upwards of 50,000 – 75,000 mg twice weekly is extremely effective for aggressive and chronic illnesses.
Linus Pauling was one of the founders of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. In the 1970’s, he spearheaded the megavitamin therapy movement in the treatment of disease, which became known as orthomolecular medicine or the prevention and treatment of disease with substances that are natural to the body . We need to harness this Therapeutic advantage realizing we may be under-dosing our bodies in many cases. We are all so concerned about taking too much of certain agents, which is a valid concern, that we lose the advantage of taking more of the proper agents such as Vitamin C & Curcumin.