Cancer and Vitamin C – timely information

by Mauris Emeka

Dr. Linus Pauling (1901-1994) won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1954.  During his career he and his associates discovered numerous health benefits of vitamin C.  Their research in the 1950s and 60s proved that unusually high doses of vitamin C can destroy cancer cells.  The only problem was that by taking vitamin C orally, even in high doses, less than 20 percent of it actually made its way to the bloodstream, which is where it needed to get.  When it is taken orally, any form of vitamin C first gets digested in the body’s digestive system, and that causes less than twenty percent of this vitamin to pass to the bloodstream and into the cells.  Dr. Pauling’s research shows that the body needs a lot more than twenty percent of the consumed vitamin C to shut down cancer cells. (For more details, see, and, Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website).

Sometime around 2008 it became more widely known that well over twenty percent of vitamin C could be carried into the bloodstream by injecting it directly into a person’s veins. Intravenous (or IV) vitamin C bypasses the digestion process, and a significant percentage (sometimes as much as 80 percent) goes directly to the bloodstream, and on into the cells where it destroys cancer cells without hurting healthy cells. (See ‘IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells’ by Dr. Julian Whitaker).

Intravenous (IV) vitamin C must be administered by physicians. Many naturopath physicians administer it, and to locate a physician in your area, go to (or call 800-532-3688).  Most medical offices charge roughly $100 to $125 per appointment to administer IV vitamin C. Therefore, numerous IV appointments can become costly.

Within the last 5 years some very helpful information has come to light regarding taking vitamin C orally to help overcome cancer.  It has been shown that something called Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C taken orally and in very large amounts actually bypasses the body’s digestive system and goes right to the bloodstream.  Some who are challenged with cancer have been known to get good results from taking as much as 25 to 50 grams or more of Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C several times a week.  As much as 80 percent of this type of vitamin C goes directly to the bloodstream and into the cells.  Some have stated that Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C may be even more effective than IV vitamin C for shutting down cancer cells.

Fortunately, Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C can be made at home in one’s kitchen.  The following 3 easily obtainable ingredients are needed in order to make it:  1.) non GMO vitamin C powder (also called ascorbic acid), 2.) non GMO lecithin, and 3.) distilled water. These ingredients must first be mixed together using a food blender, and then mixing them with a device called an Ultrasonic Cleaner.  Currently, not much is written about how to make this highly valuable and little-known vitamin C solution.  However, one can go to and view videos that explain step by step how to make Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C.  A very helpful video can be accessed by going online to:

Why does a high amount of vitamin C destroy cancer cells? The publication called Science Daily notes that cancer cells do not have large amounts of the enzyme called catalase. On the otherhand, healthy cells have large amounts of catalase. Once in the bloodstream vitamin C breaks down easily, it interacts with metals in the body (especially iron) which then forms hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide damages the DNA of cancer cells.  Since cancer cells have little to no catalase enzymes they are unable to remove the resulting large amounts of hydrogen peroxide.  Therefore, large amounts of hydrogen peroxide cause the destruction of cancer cells.  (See  But fortunately, healthy cells are not adversely affected by excessive amounts of hydrogen peroxide caused by high amounts of vitamin C, and it’s because healthy cells can control the additional amounts of hydrogen peroxide with their catalase enzymes. Therefore, very high amounts of vitamin C in the bloodstream destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

It is also important to note that high amounts of this vitamin are known to strengthen the all-important immune system, plus, it reduces inflammation. (Reference, a vitamin C study done by scientists at the Riordan Clinic).

      British sailors died by the thousands from a disease called scurvy in the 18th and 19th centuries.  In 1783 a Scottish naval surgeon named James Land discovered that an unknown nutrient called vitamin C from citrus fruits prevented scurvy.  His findings were largely ignored for about 40 years.  But eventually everyone got the message that vitamin C was the answer to scurvy. (See the book’ Fear Cancer No More’, 2nd edition).  As for cancer, Vitamin C may not be the only answer but it is certainly a huge step in the right direction.

In closing, remember this: research has proven that bypassing the body’s digestive system and getting large amounts of Vitamin C directly into the bloodstream can be a significant step in halting the growth and spread of cancer cells.  Fortunately, vitamin C is known to be completely safe and non-toxic to the body in any amounts.


Additional References: Ascorbate: The Science of Vitamin C. by Dr. Stephen Hickey & Dr. H. Roberts **  Primal Panacea, copyright 2011, by Dr. Thomas Levy **  The Complete Guide to Alternative Cancer Treatments  (A publication of the Alternative Cancer Research Institute) ** IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells (Feb. 2014) by Dr. J. Whitaker ** Fear Cancer No More, copyright 2013, by M. Emeka **  Health Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C by Dr. David Jockers ** ** Research at the West Virginia School of Medicine, 1994, by Dr. Donald Lamm ** .

Mauris Emeka lives in Port Orchard, WA.  He is a retired Army officer whose wife died from cancer, and he has since authored and published two books about cancer and nutrition.

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