In the long and tiresome battle to keep cancer at bay, doctors will have a new weapon at their disposal. Recent research into alternative cancer treatments have yielded some unexpected results. It would seem that high concentration of vitamin C can actually help the body to fight against cancer cells. So, as it goes, an orange a day keeps cancer away.
And more pieces of good news are underway. Earlier this year, the FDA approved the substance containing a high concentration of vitamin C to be used for clinical purposes. Now, with FDA’s seal of approval, cancer research can progress more smoothly. Another study comes to suggest that vitamin C can be employed in order to treat highly aggressive forms of cancer like colorectal cancer.
We must state that this is not the first time when clinicians tested the properties of vitamin C infused compound as adjuvants in cancer therapies. In the past, there have been some clinical trials involving vitamin C. Unfortunately, the results were ambiguous, contradictory and did not influence cancerous growths in any way.
But, according to a brand new clinical trial that involves two prestigious researchers from the John Hopkins University and Weill Cornell Medicine, medicine infused with a high concentration of vitamin C is capable of sorting out cancerous cells. The two researchers agreed that increased doses of vitamin C can effectively colon cancers that carry the FRAF and KRAS mutations.
Further research on the matter, conducted on lab mice, have proven that vitamin C can effectively target and eliminate different forms of cancerous outgrowths.
So how vitamin C does help us in the fight against cancer? According to paper published by the two scientists, a compound found in vitamin C, by the name of ascorbic acid, is the one capable of doing the actual fighting.
When coming in contact with the oxygen enriched environment found in our arteries, ascorbic acid undergoes a chemical process named oxidation. After undergoing this process, the ascorbic acid is then refined to form another compound named dehydroascorbic acid. But what happens next and how ascorbic acid can actually target and kills specific cancerous cells is yet to be discovered.
The outcome of the result comes to stress out the little rhyme: an orange a day keeps cancer away. Prompted by their discoveries, the doctors wish to employ these results in order to create more efficient therapies against cancer.