Implicature of Vitamin C in Context to Cancer Treatment

Pushpendra Pratap1*, Tasleem Raza1, Faisal Ahmed2, Farzana Mahdi2
1Molecular Biology Lab, Department of Biochemistry2, Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, U. P. (India)
*Correspondence: Pushpendra Pratap, M.Sc. Email:[email protected]

Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, abound within the environment and particularly changeable, water-soluble and degraded mostly during food processing. Most of the flora and fauna synthesize ascorbic acid as per their own requirements. However, primates and humans cannot, due to the lack of enzyme L-gulono-γ lactone oxidase. Biochemical functions of vitamin C include: maintain certain enzymes, collagen biosynthesis, hormonal stimulation, antioxidant, histamine detoxification, phagocytic disorder of leukocytes, nitrosamine production and proline hydroxylation; respectively. Human diseases include; atherosclerosis and sarcoma may arise in part from oxidative damage to the tissues. Also, significant in protection against the oxidative damage in tissues and suppress development of carcinogens like nitrosamines. Diverse epidemiological studies refer to its efficiency in reducing cold with increasing consumption of foods rich in vitamins; with the same intention people sometimes consume overdoses. This article reviews systematic balance for intravenous vitamin C as a prospective treatment for the cure of cancer.

Keywords: Ascorbic Acid, Antioxidant, Cancer, Carcinogens, Oxidative Damage

Citation: Pratap P, Raza T, Ahmed F, Mahdi F. Implicature of Vitamin C in Context to Cancer Treatment. Canad J Clin Nutr 2017; 5 (1): 17-28.