IV High Dose Vitamin C is often used in Cancer, Lyme Disease, EBV, chronic fatigue, and other autoimmune disorder treatments. The maximum Vitamin C dose that can be taken and absorbed orally without adverse digestive side effects is between 4-6 grams a day. At doses higher than 25 grams, IV Vitamin C undergoes a profound change and becomes an oxidant, not an anti-oxidant. While our cells thrive and benefit from some oxidation, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and cancer cells are damaged from oxidation. IV High Dose Vitamin C also creates peroxides which are vital for thyroid health. Thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease greatly benefit from IV High Dose Vitamin C.
Low doses of Vitamin C, such as from oral intake or IVs such as the Myer’s Cocktail, are still very beneficial to the immune system.
At low doses where it does not convert to hydrogen peroxide, it activates natural killer cells and improves their function. Those are the same immune cells as noted above that throw hydrogen peroxide bombs at dangerous intruders. So indirectly, hydrogen peroxide levels are still increased. However, if the immune system has been damaged or weakened, such as from chemotherapy, medications such as corticosteroids, heavy metal toxicity, mold toxicity etc, the immune system may not be able to make enough hydrogen peroxide on its own. This is why IV High Dose Vitamin C is so useful, you do not have to rely on a healthy immune system to get healthy again.
As one of my mentors said, if you are healthy and want to stay healthy, antioxidants such as low doses of Vitamin C are great. However, if you are sick and want to get healthy, you need oxidants (High Dose Vitamin C, Ozone etc) to recover.
Another great benefit of IV High Dose Vitamin C is how well it works with chemotherapy. It can significantly decrease side effects when administered during the course of chemotherapy. Most notably patients have better energy and less nausea than patients on the same chemotherapy drugs who do not do IV High Dose Vitamin C at the same time. IV High Dose Vitamin C is also safe to use alongside chemotherapy and in some cases can increase the efficacy of chemotherapy. The main exception to this is methotrexate which is not compatible with IV High Dose Vitamin C.
For more info on the drug/nutrient interactions between different chemotherapeutic agents and IV High Dose Vitamin C, see the review article below.
During the NAD IV, patients may grow thirsty, we recommend our patients be prepared with water during this particular IV. It is also recommended to have eaten before your IV. HDVC IV can also make one feel increasingly tired during the, in which case our IV chairs allow for a quick nap during the session, which is typically 90mins.
The number of IVs needed will depend on your goal with receiving HDVC in addition to personal varying factors. It is recommended to book a private consultation with Dr.Loren to discuss goals, review blood work, and create a custom treatment plan.
Yes, blood work is required for IV HDVC. Call the front desk for a lab request. The cost of the blood test is not included in the price of the IV.
We recommend patients start with a low dose of 50g. In some cases, the Doctor will recommend a higher dosage of 75-100 grams.