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Anyone know if megadosing vitamin C is good of bad for PCa?

hewhositsoncushions
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Megadosing vitamin D is suposed to be good for immunity and reducing PCa.

Vitamin C is supposed to be good for immunity but do not know if good or bad for PCa.

TIA

Georges Calvez
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Hi Hew,

This page is full of debate about all sorts of vitamins and supplements for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.
It can be more technical than CSN
https://healthunlocked.com/advanced-prostate-cancer

Best wishes,

Georges

hewhositsoncushions
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Awesome

To get over the paywall put a . at the end of the URL with no space between it and the URL.

Learned this from reddit with people learning to bypass paywalls getting to Coronavirus papers and articles :)

Georges Calvez
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Hi Hew,

It is not actually a paywall, it is a members only site but membership is free.
I post on the site under the same name if you want to look for me.

Best wishes,

Georges

Clevelandguy
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Hi,

According to the Mayo Clinic no correlation between Vitamin C and cures for cancer.  They need to do more studies according to the Mayo Clinic.

Dave 3+4

hewhositsoncushions
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Dave

 

I was thinking more some vitamins do not play well with PCa.

Option 1: Vit C does not make PCa worse and improves flu resistance

Option 2: Vit C makes PCa worse regardless of flu impact

That was what i was trying to check

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hewho,

Within the world of lymphoma, which is treated a lot differently than organ cancers like PCa (e.g., almost exclusively with chemo, and radiation and surgery are seldom employed), supplements or even radical diets are explicitly discouraged by most medical oncologists. Even antioxidant drinks, like green tea are frowned upon. The reasoning is that the supplements weaken or inhibit the drugs, somehow or other.

What has been heavily investigated specifically as regards PCa is "saw palmetto", which used to be the rage, and cannabis. The former is well documented to be worthless but not harmful (except to the wallet). Cannabis is worthless toward cure or prevention, but may in fact reduce symptoms or discomfort in many individuals. I have read nothing regarding Vit C, but suspect that it has no effects on PCa, like virtually all other foods. It is otherwise healthy, so bon appetite, if so inclined.

Flyer83948
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The idea of megadosing with Vitamin C to prevent or cure various ailments such as the cold, flu, or even cancer was a pet project of scientist Linus Pauling, the only person to ever win two unshared Nobel prizes. Interestingly, most animals can produce their own supply of Vitamin C by synthesizing the vitamin within their bodies. The few mammals that cannot synthesize and produce Vitamin C themselves but have to include it in their diet include certain primates (including man), bats, capybaras, and guinea pigs. Linus Pauling was struck by that fact and somehow came up with a theory that megadosing on Vitamin C was a preventative and a cure for many ailments including cancer. Linus Pauling died at the age of 93 from prostate cancer. Now I guess you can look on that from two different perspectives. On the one hand, he did die of cancer despite his practice of megadosing on Vitamin C. On the other hand, he didn't die until the age of 93, which I believe is many years beyond the average or median life expectancy of a male in the US. 

hewhositsoncushions
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A guessing game as always

Georges Calvez
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Hi Hew,

I worked as the sole analyst / chemist in a vitamin pill factory for a time. The owner / manager, his wife was the secretary /book keeper and then there were the people that made the tablets, used to take around 20 - 30g a day of vaitamin C whenever he felt a cold or flu coming on and said that his urine used to turn a light pink.
Thankfully he never gave me a test sample to work on.

Best wishes,

Georges

SV
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We've all read some kind of study regarding nutrition and so forth but following the advice of my doctor at MD Anderson I started taking CoQ10. The results are dramatic for energy stimulation. This supplement is also recommended by heart specialists.

hewhositsoncushions
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My main concern is interaction with daily aspirin as that does seem to be a risk factor albeit low. I've learnt the best thing to do is do nothing when not sure so won't risk this.

Lilabit
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I have gradually started to give my husband high doses of Vit D, 10,000 units a day (we live in Canada) and up to 12,000mg of Vitamin C spread out through the day and will continue to increase it till he gets stool tolerance.

Here's a site that is not selling any supplements, doctors who believe in high doses of Vitamin C . http://www.doctoryourself.com/prostate.html.

More information is always good if it resonates with you.

Lilabit

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