Vail Daily column: IV vitamins show promise as cancer treatment

Vail Daily column: IV vitamins show promise as cancer treatment
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By Melanie Wong

The use of vitamin therapy for the treatment of disease dates back to the 1970s and Linus Paulings’ work with mega-vitamin treatments to cure heart disease. Vitamins and nutrients delivered intravenously (by IV) are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract, and are therefore 100 percent bio-available. This delivery method helps to achieve optimum concentrations of key nutrients that cannot be attained through oral supplementation. Patients receiving these alternative therapies do so as an office-based procedure while sitting in a comfortable recliner where they can read, watch TV or surf the Internet as the infusion drips in during …

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