Our researchers need support to fund vitamin C controlled clinical trials, research and public outreach activities.
The University of Otago, Christchurch has two funds which help to support vitamin C research on campus.
Vitamin C for Cancer Trust
Vitamin C has been proposed to be of benefit to cancer patients, and could potentially be used effectively alongside existing therapies.
Professor Margreet Vissers and her team at the Centre for Free Radical Research are raising $1 million dollars for a controlled clinical study to scientifically determine the anti-cancer potential of vitamin C.
Vitamin C for Life Research and Education
Intravenous administration of vitamin C bypasses the regulated uptake of oral vitamin C through the intestines and provides significantly higher levels in the blood than oral intakes. These higher levels may be required for people who have serious illnesses such as severe infection.
Our researchers are also investigating how vitamin C can help immune cell function and support the immune system to fight severe infections.