**This is a copy of my article published on EzineArticles
Fucoidan For Breast Cancer : Nutritional Supplement That Improves Chemo Efficacy
There are over 1,000 studies currently published on the nutrient Fucoidan, 128 show how it helps with Cancer, and 18 of those are specific for Breast Cancer.
Fucoidans are fucose-enriched sulfated polysaccharides found in some brown sea vegetables, brown algea and marine invertibrates. Fucoidan seems to support every organ and cell function in our bodies, and therefore, scientists are studying it for many different ailments. There have been remarkable results from the cancer specific studies, including improving chemo efficacy.
The most recent study available, published October 2013, showed that fucoidan induced G1 phase arrest and even caused apoptosis. In other words, fucoidan stopped the cancer from progressing and triggered the death of the cancer cells. The study showed that ROS productions was increased, which suggested that fucoidan induced oxidative damage in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells. (1)
In a study from January 2013, it was shown that fucoidan improved chemo efficacy in destroying breast cancer cells. What’s interesting to me about that, is that we learn we don’t need to choose an entirely holistic treatment regimen OR an entirely traditional treatment route. There are nutrients that help make traditional methods of treatment even more effective. (2)
I’ve sited only 2 of the 18 fucoidan for breast cancer specific studies available on pubmed.gov. I highly recommend reading through the others to see just how effective fucoidan is for cancer treatment. In fact, according to the clinical results from Dr. Akira, MotoKuniribkushu Cancer Center in Japan, 78% of his breast cancer patients experienced a 50-100% reduction in cancer cells from using fucoidan.
In my experience using fucoidan for breast cancer, I was able to reduce the size of my tumor from 8 cm to 7 cm over the course of 2 months. I had a mastectomy at the end of that period so I wasn’t able to continue monitoring the size of the mass. I continue to take fucoidan every day and no new cancer has developed.
My Dad passed away from metastatic melanoma in 2009. The moment I was diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2013 I started feverishly researching supplements I could take to help me win my fight. The more I learn about fucoidan, the more I wish I’d known then, in 2009, what I know now. There are 16 studies published on fucoidan for skin cancer, melanoma specifically. I can not go back in time and help my Dad, but I can help spread the word today, to others looking for holistic cancer treatment.
1. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, Oct. 2013
2. Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, January 2013
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