Vitamin C is a well know antioxidant and it is often used in treating cold and flu. Recent study has found that this antioxidant has many other benefits as well, which can be extremely useful and beneficial. According to this study, conducted by group of researchers at the University of Kansas, scientists have found that high doses of Vitamin C effectively destroyed cancer cells in human objects. And the most important part is that the healthy cells were left intact. It’s possible that this inexpensive treatment of cancer patients can be effective.
The laboratory in vitro tests were carried out by injecting high doses of Vitamin C in human ovarian cancer cells. The laboratory tests were repeated on mice’s and a group of 22 human subjects. According to BBC News, the tests showed that Vitamin C attacked just the ovarian cancer cells, and it avoids the healthy ones. This major discovery has the ability to save millions of lives, and all at low costs. It would be just small amount, compared to the amounts needed for modern cancer treatment.
Dr. Jeanne Drisko, co-author of the study, told BBC News that all patients are looking for safe and low cost option in the fight against cancer. This type of Vitamin C anti-cancer treatment has the potential to fight this horrible disease. And this is all based on medical research and clinical data. So, it would be great if we can replicate the same results on human subjects, he mentioned. And this can become reality in future. But, because Vitamin C has great anti-cancer potential, the pharmaceutical companies won’t accept it and support its implementation in the anti-cancer treatments. Qi Chen, the director of the new study, said that we need to conduct clinical trials on human subjects, so we can test the Vitamin C possibilities. All the research institutions need to be actively involved in clinical trials and to test the anti-cancer properties of this powerful antioxidant.
But, unfortunately, these findings have been rejected by the modern medical industry, because they can’t be patented. How the pharmaceutical companies can support the fact that patients are asked to pay hundreds of dollars. But for what, for something that’s already in food? One more thing, how can they justify the years in which cancer patients were going under surgical procedures, radiation and chemotherapy treatments, methods that usually have positive results?
Well, to be honest, these predictions that Vitamin C will have big role in the anti-cancer treatments are not realistic. This is all because of the current conditions and situation in the modern medicine and pharmaceutical companies. But at least, we can take preventive measures to stay healthy. Drinking right amounts of Vitamin C is essential for our health in general, because our body can’t produce its own Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is extremely useful and beneficial for many different health conditions:
- Tissue growth and repair
- Production of skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels
- Strengthening of bones, teeth and cartilage
- Heals wounds faster
- Heals scars faster
- Improves the production of thyroid hormones
- Helps to metabolize folic acid, tyrosine, tryptophan
- It stimulates the release of nor-epinephrine and epinephrine (stress hormones)
- Improves insulin production
- Fights free radicals
- Great aid against cold and flu
Many people suffer from Vitamin C deficiency and they aren’t aware of that situation. The main cause of Vitamin C deficiency is poor and un-healthy diet. Vitamin C should be consumed from foods and vegetables, which have high amounts of it. But, this type of diet is not typical for many people. Another cause for Vitamin c deficiency is a copper imbalance – high levels of copper can cause problems with maintaining the optimal level of Vitamin C in the human body.
Low levels of Vitamin C can increase the risk of cancer appearance and arthritis.
Here is a list of the most common health problems, caused by low levels of Vitamin C:
- Nose bleeds
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Hormonal imbalance
- Low insulin production
- Vascular degeneration
- Collagen production and maintenance problems
Well, there you have it guys. As you can see, Vitamin C has many useful health benefits, and you can get sick from many diseases if you don’t consume it regularly. Just try to eat more fruits and vegetables that have high amounts of healthy nutrients, including Vitamin C, in them. Thanks for reading and please share with your friends and family.