chapter  Chapter Eight
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Orthomolecular Approaches for the Use of Intravenous Vitamin C

Administration by Integrative and Naturopathic Doctors
WithJeanne A. Drisko

Intravenous vitamin C (IVC) has its origins of use in the early twentieth century. Orthomolecular medicine adopted IVC use in the mid-twentieth century, and the therapy has been used for broad applications since that time. Survey data about use and safety are included. One such use has been as a cancer therapy, both adjunctive with chemotherapy and/or radiation, or as a stand-alone therapy. Growing translational research has begun to define mechanistic underpinnings for use of IVC as a cancer therapy. Therapeutic considerations, with practical discussion about infusion preparation, are included in the text.