Vitamin C – preventing bone loss
Cancer patients often suffer from bone metastases and bone loss.
The medication administered can also lead to bone damage.
It is known that reactive oxygen compounds promote inflammation. These reactive oxygen compounds directly and indirectly stimulate osteoclast activity through TNF alpha activation, thus leading to bone loss. Vitamin C is an essential co-factor of collagen and calcitonin synthesis. Thus, Vitamin C prevents bone loss. Studies show that Vitamin C has a positive effect on bone density, depending on the dosage. Nowadays, many doctors administer Vitamin C infusions to treat also bone metastases.