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Does Vitamin C really help with CLL?

Has anyone else seen the report in the New Scientist of 25.08.17 which reported on trials involving mice and large intravenous doses of Vitamin C? I have been sent a clipping from this periodical, but I am very confused by this report.

Firstly the report does not specify what type of chronic leukaemia is being investigated, so is it CML (chronic myloid leukaemia) or CLL (Chronic Lymphacytic Leukaemia)?

It also seems to confuse the pre-leukaemic state with a fully diagnosed condition.

Maybe I am being pedantic here, but a properly written report would be more useful to the CLL community than a badly written one that only gives half the story.

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Is it this article from last year, where Acute Myeloid Leukaemia is mentioned? I'm not aware of TET2 being significant in CLL: newscientist.com/article/21...

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High dose VitC isn't recommend by Dr. Susan Leclair, because it stimulates B cell production.. not a good idea in CLL.

patientpower.info/bio/susan...

We all need vitamin C... but stick to recommended dosing...

~chris

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Hi,

So after being diagnosed I read about vitamins and tea, all kinds of stuff which probably whether diagnosed or not everyone should take depending on if they have some deficiencies. Well after my last visit my cll specialist called asking what vitamins nd how much was I taking, I had certain levels way too high. I stopped taking them and I feel better lol. So now I just try to eat well, cut processed foods etc... It works for me right now although I know some on this board may be benefiting from them, just make sure your doctor knows what your taking.

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I spent about $10,000 US on Vitamin C IV’s and it did nothing except drain my wallet.

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Was this in the US? I read not long ago that the FDA actually outlawed the use of IV Vit. C. Couldn't believe it. It's Vit C!!! If it does nothing it still won't hurt you, but it isn't an approved treatment by the medical profession so they outlawed it. They do know however but hardly ever mention, that it cures scurvy. It also helps you heal faster. I take Vit C and doctors and dentists mention how quickly I heal and have said it must be the Vit. C.

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It's vitamin C (ascorbic acid) directly into your veins. That's a bit different from ingesting it. It is well known that vitamin C prevents scurvy, but scurvy is extremely rare unless someone's diet excludes all fruit and vegetables.

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Very true. My point was only that Vitamin C is a cure for something. And it does improve healing. Hope you're doing well.

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I am so sorry you had to spend all that money. Thanks for letting us all know on this site that High dose vitamin C does not work.

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It’s is not illegal but is not part of any insurance plan.

It’s done by many holistic doctors.

It’s not dangerous but just was not effective in my case.

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Since the blood has a very narrow pH range I would be concerned that infusing Ascorbic Acid - the most common form of Vitamin C, would upset that balance. Consuming Vitamin C orally is different than infusing it. Excess acid is excreted by our gastro systems & kidneys.

See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acidosis

The pH scale, ranges from 0 (strongly acidic) to 14 (strongly basic or alkaline). A pH of 7.0, in the middle of this scale, is neutral. Blood is normally slightly basic, with a normal pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Usually the body maintains the pH of blood close to 7.40.

healthy human-arterial blood pH varies between 7.35 and 7.45..... Changes in the pH of arterial blood (and therefore the extracellular fluid) outside this range result in irreversible cell damage.

I would not want to depend on a non MD or highly trained medical professional to mess with my blood pH.

Len

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