Vitamin C Supplements for Terminal Cancer Patients

Vitamin C Supplements for Terminal Cancer Patients


vitamin C is no stranger to controversy as evidenced by the fact that took 40 years between when citrus fruits were shown to cure scurvy in the 1700s and the widespread implementation of this practice to save lives is it possible we’re in the midst of a similar 40 year lag with research in the mid 70s purporting to show the terminal cancer patients treated with vitamin C lived four times longer and sometimes 20 times longer researchers at the venerable Mayo Clinic decided to put it to the test and they failed to show any benefit of the survival curve for both groups of patients were essentially identical in fact the one success story a guy with end-stage pancreatic cancer who had showed no response to any previous attempts of chemo but started improving was still alive five years later was one of the patients who got this sugar pill placebos it was official vitamin C didn’t work the apparently positive results reported previously read the accompanying National Cancer Institute editorial almost certainly resulted from systematic bias in terms of which historic controls were chosen to compare with the treatment group Linus Pauling disagreed arguing that the prior chemotherapy in nearly all the Mayo Clinic study patients may have negated the effect of the vitamin C I mean if the vitamin C works by boosting your immune system and your immune system is first destroyed by chemo the thinking goes well no wonder it didn’t work in the original vitamin C study only four out of the hundred patients had ever received chemo the Mayo Clinic researchers were skeptical but Pauling had a legendary reputation in science for being right about all sorts of things so one might do worse perhaps than rely at least partly on Pauling’s awesome intuition and so second randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study was performed on patients with advanced cancer but this time who had no prior chemotherapy and again it was a spectacular failure no measurable response the cancer in the vitamin C group progressed just as rapidly and the patients on the placebo sugar pills lived just as long in fact if anything the sugarpill group will lived longer at two years everyone in the vitamin C group was dead but there were still a few survivors in the placebo group that made it out at least past three and so they concluded high-dose vitamin C therapies not effective against advanced cancer regardless of where the patient has had prior chemotherapy or not because the Mayo Clinic’s were taken as definitive the medical community concluded that vitamin C was useless however in the Mayo Clinic studies they gave the vitamin C orally in supplements not intravenously through the vein in retrospect the route of administration may have been key in the original study they started out infusing ten grams of vitamin C a day intravenously we’re both the Mayo Clinic studies designed to replicate the protocol they just gave people vitamin C supplements to take orally just sent them home to swallow 20 capsules a day same dose but 10 grams given orally is not the same thing as 10 grams given IV but they could be excused because this wasn’t discovered until decades later it turns out vitamin C concentrations in our bloodstream is tightly controlled such as if you try to swallow more than you’d get like eating five servings of fruits and veggies your body cuts down on the absorption in the intestine for example if you go from eating 200 milligrams a day to eating 10 times more 2500 milligrams the level in your bloodstream only goes up three milligrams per liter or quart of blood in contrast because intravenous injection bypasses the intestinal absorption system it can result in super high blood concentrations as in like one or two hundred times the level in the bloodstream you can achieve just taking vitamin C orally no matter how much you take so maybe that explains why the original studies seemed so promising but the follow-up studies were so disappointing this raises the controversial question of a revaluation of vitamin C in cancer treatment researchers responded to the challenge and took up the mantle and we’ll see what they found next you

Comments

(63 Comments)

  • dtadeo2006

    To be concluded! (bttf reference)

  • Disco Nouvo

    Oh My Gregor – this is like some mad suspense thriller. Will Leonardo play the lead?

  • One Punch Vegan

    I hate his cliffhangers. 😛

  • Lichtblick

    i can not wait ^^

  • Stephen Thompson

    I feel like I just watched an episode of Iron Chef on TV. Manufactured suspense is working. Will he disappoint us all? Who will win? Could it be? If so, why haven't we heard about it in the news? Curses! I'm hooked! Bad doctor, bad! First do no harm!

  • Gentle Brother

    The Mayo clinic were wrong to have changed the method by which Vit C was administered. What were they thinking? They should have replicated the original studies. Uncle Greger, you were too kind saying they could be forgiven.

  • Dollydaydr3am

    How could you do this to me… Twice in a row?!?!!!!! Shame on you… (Please hurry up I love your videos 😿)

  • Mike Tan

    Noooo!!! Not again! These cliff-hangers are killing me faster than the cancer cells! How can I possibly live healthier & longer from this?

  • Santi Anzo

    not again lol

  • Nikolay Nikolov

    How many studies are needed for these geniuses to reproduce the exact conditions of the original study…

  • ummanas

    Dr Greger, can you promise us there won't be any more cliffhangers? I'm terrified of heights and you're increasing my anxiety!!! BTW – Love your work, your book and the app too.

  • Michael Janavel

    OK, you need to stop doing this!

  • Lorenzo B

    Doc ahahah goddamnit the suspense is getting real here :)) Aye Imma go back to read How not to die altough I've been following you for a while on Nutritionfacts.org so I'm quite informed thanks to you !!

    Salut

  • James Sherwood

    Hahaha biggest cliff hanger ever! Fucking great video man, but I know the ending, so that kind of spoils the surprise :/

  • DavidNehlig1980

    AWESOME..!! Awesome sense of humor Doc.

  • Revrett

    I don't think I have been this excited in anticipation over a youtube video EVER!!

  • Rum V

    Hey Dr Gregor. Why does Ackee poison us when its not cooked properly?

  • Klara Christine

    You are sooooooooooo mean 😉

  • Reverend Al

    This reminds me of those Vitamin D cancer/immune function/bone health trials which consistently show no results but all have weird huge bolus doses monthly or even yearly. The studies which show results are the ones that give daily doses. Makes sense since human beings evolved getting daily doses of sunlight at the equator.

  • Andrea Baiocchi

    Noooooo again! Wtf

  • kenimus76

    He better I've been waiting for this video for hours!

  • Frank V

    I hope you didn't team up with Mercola to sell his Liposomal Vitamin C.

  • vegan penetration

    cliffhanger after cliffhanger…

  • Pamela Jensen

    The suspense is killing me! I need a vitamin C drip befor it's too late lol😜

  • Restraining Dylan

    this is a theory i have always had about vitamin C taking it through the stomach would actually make the vitamin C effective rather than through the blood .i have always known this funny i dont even study medicine but i know more than researchers lol .

  • zxc

    Well I hope more people will sign up to see next videos in advance because I can't 😢

  • Restraining Dylan

    but then again if the hospitals succeeded in finding that something as simple as vitamin C worked then there would be no money in cancer treatment and hospitals couldnt have that now could they :).

  • Curtis John

    CAN'T. HANDLE. THE. CLIFFHANGERS.

  • - FreeSpirit -

    '''Liposomal'''vitamine C is totally different.
    It's extremely powerful and push up/over the limits of your blood.

  • Gaia's Public Health Nurse

    I wonder if the vitamin C used was the pesticide-infiltrated GMO corn-derived ascorbic acid lab creation as compared to naturally-sourced C that seems to digested better.

  • Im Yu

    Remember the good old days?: Dr Greger'd say: " Untiiiil, NOW", and wrap it all up in one clip!

  • Tim Brown

    For those of us who don't have access to intravenous application, I'd like to hear your take on the liposomal option for C and other nutrients when you have a chance to Q it up…am I wasting my money?

  • silkhead44

    this is why you should take MJ bud oil up the butt

  • B. Wills

    Can't wait for part two!!!

  • FreeD00M

    We didn't know, until the next video

  • Tiago H.

    What about oral liposomal vitamin c? Would it have the same limitations that plain oral vit c?

  • pablitos99

    These cliff hangers are such a tease!!! Ugh! 🙂

  • Elliot Geist

    You're such a tease with these last videos >.< I don't think my adrenal glands can take much more of this…..

  • Meta Patriot

    I don't trust the cancer Industry as far as I can throw them If they had a cure for cancer It would wipe out their Industry. I will even go as far as to say they perpetuate the disease.

  • Peter Rabitt

    Personal story: I'm a 36 yo male, 6'2" 183 lbs

    Since switching 6 months ago, to a 99.5% vegan, whole foods, plant based diet, I have visibly grown younger. I look like I did when I was 23. If I buy wine, I get carded. My whole body functions like it did when I was in my physical prime. Moles I had, have flattened and lightened markedly, a hemorrhoid I had disappeared!

    My fingernails are more resilient and grow more quickly; my hairline grew back to where it used to be, my sexual function is back to what it was in high-school. My asthma vanished (95%) Early signs of rheumatoid arthritis and chronic back pain became absent. My skin-tone is what it was at age 20 (people have asked me if I started wearing concealer, I DON'T!)

    My muscle-mass is slowly but steadily increasing; my aerobic endurance is what it was at age 18. I am much more physically strong and my IQ was measured to have increased 25 points. All from diet. You can have it too, if you're willing to go ALL the way, as I have:)

  • Animae

    Have to love The Greger. 🙂

  • cosmos913

    HOW LONG BEFORE WE FIND OUT THE ANSWER?????

  • The Blue Farmer

    COME ON!

  • Horace Brown

    He'd better not come back and say there's nothing in it.

  • WisdomTooth

    Whole food Vitamin C is key.

  • Chris Cross

    If tomorrow you say it didn't work again, I"M GONNA BE PISSED !!

  • Scott W

    10 grams a day is a high dose?

  • DCD

    Plasma levels being maxed at 200mg is epic bs.

    From the journal of the New Zealand Medical Association,

    "We studied 139 consecutive consenting non-diabetic patients in an oncology clinic. The patients had been encouraged as part of their treatment to supplement AA. (Self-reported daily intake varied from 0 to 20 g/day. The plasma AA levels ranged from 11.4 to 517 µmol/L and correlated well with the reported intake)

    The original study – link is no longer available – sadly.

  • Michele du Toit

    so where is the next video?

  • Anthony Llabres

    The adrenals will be discovered one day to be a HUGE player in mitigating cancer and auto immune disease. Adrenal estrogen overload, cortisol dysfunction, down regulating T and B cells is a player IMO. Once the adrenal estrogen is controlled and the cortisol is funded along with Thyroid supplementation, you can watch Igg, IgA and IgM climb to normal levels and the disease process reversed. I have seen this in dogs. My own dog was 100% blind from a condition called SARDS. His health was failing. I was able to fin Dr Al Plechner to assist me with the protocol. I am happy to report that the disease process was reversed and my boys vision returned. The disease process was reversed. We ran labs, verified the adrenal estrogen was High, Thyroid low along with very low immunity. 3 shots of methyl prednisone at 45mg for a 20 lb dog and we did labs again. True to course the Thyroid was into the normal range, the cortisol was now in normal from very low and the IgA, IgE and IgM were all approaching normal. We then switched to 3mg medrol and ,4mcg T4. Within 6 weeks he was squinting in the sun. At 7 weeks his distance vision was returned and 8 weeks near vision. Disease reversal people. That's what I am talking about.

  • swites

    What?! Why would they just assume swallowing Vit C orally would be the same as injecting it intravenously ? Are you sure those scientists were actually scientists?

  • Marcus Triton

    I heard that liposomal vit C is a very good way, if you can't get IV treatments. What ye say? 🙂

  • mylungpuppy

    I hate these two parts videos.

  • Greg Letter

    I wonder if they were using real whole vitamin C, or if they were using the crap vitamin C that is call ascorbic acid.
    Whole vitamin C the cells know what to do with and ascorbic acid does not help the cells as much.

  • Allen Cohen

    I am a 74 year old white male.  I take 30 GM of Vitamin-C per day, half in the morning and half at night.  I do volunteer work with nursing homes where many people are ill.  I never get sick, period.  As a youngster I was ill from many reasons and many allergies.  I have been on this Vitamin-C supplement for about 30+ years, and my doctor claims I have the body and blood work as a man 20+ years younger.  Don't believe the lies about vitamin-C.  It works.  Build up to a high dose, and take it every day, and you will no longer have food allergies or every get ill.      Dr Pauing was right.  Big Pharma wants us all to stay ill, and they do their best to give us poisons that do exactly that.  l

  • Rondie Rice

    Better call Saul !

  • Realstuff Steve

    Fucking criminals in action fucking fake studies rigged fucking fake fucking fake fucking fake vitamin c does in fact play a major role in reversing progress of cancer. That's a fact chemo plays a major role in causing the patient to be dead within 12 to 24 months. That is a fucking fact piss off you freak from YouTube you're a liar and your complicit you're just an ass wipe fuck and fuck you again

  • Realstuff Steve

    17 year oncologist nurse veteran. Look up her story you jack off she tells all I hope she has a fucking bodyguard

  • Realstuff Steve

    Follow-up studies goddamn criminal act. That's what's going on here and these motherfuckers should be hanging in a fucking prisons so for what they did it's obvious they fucking biased the goddamn study they should be in Hell soon I hope

  • Mike A

    When you understand that cancer is caused by a mineral deficiency, you can understand why vitamin C alone won't cure it. Vitamin C is what holds the cells together, but if there isn't sufficient mineral to build new healthy cells, then no amount of vitamin C will correct that problem. On the other hand, if the right minerals are being supplied, along with the right conditions, then vitamin C is crucial to building new tissue.
    Isolating one compound and expecting great results is where conventional medicine and conventional medicine researchers always fail, and then it gives the wrong impression that that compoud or element is useless, when in fact it is vital. But it is only part of a whole. Why is that so difficult to comprehend?

  • Sum Dood

    What about liposomal?

  • VARUN.N RAO

    How could they be this irresponsible.

  • Christian Jiménez

    I've seen new evidence on Pubmed. This is a promising way.

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