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IV vitamin C removes senescent cells?

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#1 Believer

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 10:34 AM

Intravenous vitamin C elevates vitamin C levels 25-fold, thus strengthening the immune system. Vitamin C also has a pro-oxidant effect in this high concentrations in the bloodstream.


If cell senescence build-up is an effect of a weakened immune system, why would boosting the immune system with intravenous vitamin C, which is able to fight off serious infections, not work to remove senescent cells too?

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#2 Turnbuckle

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 11:41 AM

Your thoughts are along the lines of this paper: Senescent cell clearance by the immune system: Emerging therapeutic opportunities, an approach I don't agree with. Senescent cells are more appropriately removed by cellular suicide -- apoptosis. Vitamin C can promote apoptosis in certain types of cancers by restoring normal apoptosis functioning. And while the immune system can be stimulated to clear out damaged tissue, this is a pathological response due to a failure of normal maintenance. Better not to get to that point.



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