Quality of Life During Illness and Vitamin C

Practitioner Guidance

Measurable Improvement

Intravenous vitamin C infusions have a measurable positive effect on people’s quality of life when they are ill or under stress.

Consistent Results Across Studies

International standardised Quality of Life surveys were administered to patients managing a cancer diagnosis and receiving vitamin C infusions.

Patients reported improved mood, alertness and ability to connect meaningfully with their family and other people around them. Appetite was better. Symptoms like fatigue, pain, insomnia, and nausea were reduced.

EORTC QLQ-C30 surveys of cancer patients receiving vitamin C infusions.

Vitamin C offers several likely mechanisms of action for these effects, including its antioxidant properties and involvement in mitochondrial energy production and synthesis of neurotransmitters.

References

The effect of intravenous vitamin C on cancer- and chemotherapy-related fatigue and quality of life. Frontiers in Oncology.

Phase I clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of high-dose intravenous ascorbic acid in patients with advanced cancer. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology.

High-dose intravenous vitamin C improves quality of life in cancer patients. Personalized Medicine Universe.

Intravenous vitamin C administration improves quality of life in breast cancer patients during chemo-/radiotherapy and aftercare: results of a retrospective, multicentre, epidemiological cohort study in Germany. In Vivo.

Changes of terminal cancer patients’ health-related quality of life after high dose vitamin C administration. Journal of Korean Medical Science.

The information provided here is only for general reference and cannot replace personalised professional medical advice from a doctor.

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