Special Issue "Antimicrobial Mechanisms of Vitamin C"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2022) | Viewed by 11068
Interests: translational research in intravenous vitamin C; integrative medicine education; integrative and functional medicine nutrition therapy
Interests: cancer medicine; cancer drug development; mechanism studies with small molecules; cancer epithelial-mesenchymal transition; cancer stem cells
Oral vitamin C has well-documented vitamin actions that are known to provide protection against a multitude of disorders including infection. This is in contrast to intravenously administered vitamin C, which retains vitamin-like activity but is also able to treat infection rather than simply provide protection. When vitamin C is given intravenously rather than orally, it is known to become a drug called pharmacologic ascorbic acid. Pharmacologic ascorbic acid or intravenous vitamin C has been used for many decades, with one of its known uses being as an antimicrobial agent. Contrasting intravenous vitamin C with that orally administered, absorption and excretion bypass tight controls with well-documented effects beyond its vitamin effects, such as the formation of ascorbyl radicals and hydrogen peroxide, making it a prooxidative therapy. It is the prooxidative actions of intravenous vitamin C that result in its antimicrobial effects.
In this Special Issue, we will collaborate with colleagues from around the world who are well-known in the field of both oral vitamin C and intravenous vitamin C use. Our goal is to provide a collection of articles describing the benefits of oral vitamin C and, finally, emerging research in the use of intravenous vitamin C as an antimicrobial agent.
Dr. Jeanne A Drisko
Dr. Qi Chen
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- vitamin C
- ascorbic acid
- oral vitamin C
- intravenous vitamin C
- prooxidative actions
- antimicrobial treatment