Vitamin C is a part of cell physiology and is utilized in many metabolic reactions. Therapeutically, it was found useful in many ailments including fatal diseases such as cancer. It has ability to induce apoptotic pathway in cancer cells in order to kill them within the body at lower concentrations without affecting the non-cancerous cells. Antioxidant enzymes and reactive oxygen species are involved in the mechanism of initiation of apoptosis mediated by Vitamin C. Current review is highlighting the dose-dependent therapeutic potential of Vitamin C based upon the available literature.
Vitamin C, Health benefits, Cancer, Regulation, Chemotherapeutic