Natural Compounds in Dietary Supplements for Prostate Cancer
I gave a live webinar this past week and openly talked about the use of supplements for prostate cancer without citing any of my recommendations. The following is a list of natural compounds I think should be considered for prostate cancer in supplementation.
By no means is this article suggesting to replace your doctor’s advice with dietary supplements. This blog post is not meant to replace a clinical visit with an expert on prostate cancer, but rather to serve for educational purposes.
Seek expert advice.
Helps with prostate cancer by several mechanisms of action including reducing inflammation, antioxidant activity and potential apoptosis (natural cell death) activity
Works synergistically while with Docetaxel treatment for prostate cancer
Inhibits Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), meaning the ability for cancer cells to form their own blood vessels for survival.
Modified Citrus Pectin
Prevents metastasis by inhibiting a molecule called galectin – 3
Helps men with biochemical recurrence for prostate cancer
Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
Anti-cancer benefits from numerous mechanisms
Stimulates Natural Killer (NK) cells in the body, T-lymphocytes and other white blood cells – very important in keeping cancer cells at bay.
Grape Seed Extract
Stops prostate cancer progression
In a human study, there was a 41% reduction of prostate cancer
SELECT trial showing INCREASE prostate cancer from alpha-tocopherol vitamin E
Without gamma tocopherol vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol can be a problem.
This study looking at over 10,000 men showed protection when gamma-tocopherol is combined with alpha-tocopherol.
For an easy to read clarification on the different types of vitamin E and my opinion on why mixed-tocopherol is important for prostate cancer read this.
* The information on this blog post is not meant to treat, diagnosis or mitigate any disease.