Tree bark clinical trials (beta-lapachone)

http://medicineworld.org/cancer/lead/6-2007/tree-bark-for-new-lung-cancer-t reatment.html

Hi,

I've been reading about beta-lapachone, derived from the South American lapacho tree, and its ability to induce the death of cancerous cells. This article from 2007 mentions clinical trials. I'm trying to find out what happened with that. Has anybody heard about or tried this? I will continue to search for information, but I thought I would post what I have so far in case someone else wants to research it as well or has any recent information about it. Thanks!!

http://medicineworld.org/cancer/lead/6-2007/tree-bark-for-new-lung-cancer-t reatment.html

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Unless you're just interested in unique potential upcoming cancer formulas, I would check out what's already available. I've been doing some heavy research for my father the last 2 months and found stuff already out there with some good results.

Epicor
C-Statin
PeakImmune4
Maitake D Fraction
Agaripure
Corio PSP

Some good ones I've found.

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I read that the chemo drug Taxol is derived from the bark of the Yew Tree.

Carol

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my family purchased a product/compound from the yew tree. we ran it by the onc. who was not opposed to us using it, but asked us to wait until after the clinical trial dad was on. needless to say we will never know if the compound is effective or not. Dad passed away on 1/21 and we are sorry we did not use it sooner. I have personally spoken with the son of someone who take this and his dad is doing quite well (dx ext-sclc). wishing you success in your search.

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Thank you all so much for your responses. I am looking into your suggestions. RiaRia, I am so sorry for your loss. For the first time, I have an inkling of what these things feel like. Blujonny, do you mean you've had good results with your father already? The problem with my mother is that it is very hard for her to eat, and she is already taking many supplements. It is a challenge every day for my sister to get her to consume at least most of what she is supposed to take. I also continue to explore the beta lapachone avenue. I don't think it is far from becoming available, at least for participants in clinical trials.

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I have just mailed these off to my father, Monique, and I will have some sort of an update in a month or so, I hope. But I have looked at the medical journal reports on each and have spoken to the manufacturers of each. The key is as with my father is that I found the best 5 or 6 products out there for him to take and I left the other products for another day. The key is not to overwhelm a person with supplements but to get a small number of the most effective ones out there. You don't want to turn the patient into a robot because they spend their entire day taking supplements. The key ones I am having him take are Epicor, PeakImmune4 (Biobran), C-Statin, and Imupros (which I didn't mention before.) A total of 6 pills. It was tough because I found about 15 fantastic products, but I knew I had to manage it to a small number. Corio PSP is one that almost made the cut along with MedPro Curcumin Complex. But I will definitely post any info on updates with my father. I would seriously look into all of these and contact the companies that make them. These products are really the holy grail of immune products.

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Hi, Monique. Great find on Lapachone. I have known Pau D'Arco / Tabebuia i. / Lapachol / beta-lapachone for quite some time now.

I am looking at the NOW Foods brand. All of the Pau D'Arco products don't seem to indicate the strength of the active ingredient beta-lapachone / b-lapachone.

With regard to blujonny's recommendations, all of those items are ripoff PROPRIETARY products of the molecule Beta 1,3->D Glucan from Baker's Yeast. This is by far the reason why those supps blu mentioned work.

Brands for beta glucan are Transfer Point and Wellmune WGP. typical dosage for a 140 lb person with an acute condition is about 1700 mg/day.

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Blu..Where did you purchase "The key ones..."? Thanks!...............V

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Hi Snowflower. Actually, since I first posted that comment I have more of an update. I kept prodding my dad to take certain supplements but he was against taking too many and we going back and forth forcing me to continue doing research. The ones I have found were based on the best results when taken orally (as some products have only been researched with mainly intravenous results) and required taking less of the product while still maintaining a high potency. These I believe are the best supplements to take in my opinion. A lot of people on the board are already taking these so some of them may not be a surprise.

Maitake "Pro" D-Fraction liquid (Vitacost.com)
Immunextra (I-Herb or direct at Immunextra.com)
IP-6 w/ Inositol powder (Vitacost.com)
Klamath Blue green algae (Vitacost.com)
Kyolic Aged Garlic extract liquid (Vitacost.com)

I think this is a great foundation. It's not necessarily the cheapest regiment but I think it's of the most benefit.

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Blu...Thank you! I do take two of them (IP6 w/Inositol and Maitake Gold - Dr. Murray) and will most definitely look into taking the others........V

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has any one heard of chloroxygen.it is suposed to build red blood cells,increase oxygenation,boosts
e nergy levels,helps individuals who are
fatiqued
short of breath
lookingto maximizelung function
desiring better intestinal and digestive health
colostomypatients.
i have to check it out till then the cutter says keep the faith

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I think oxygen/hydrogen supplements mostly boil down to individual testimonials. I've seen a couple and there seems to be an absence of studies on them. Ones I have heard some things on are Megahydrate and OxyMax (I think) but it may be best to make sure these types of supplements are safe and then see if they have any effect on you personally. Maybe someone else has personal experience with these.

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thankyou i will check it out.keep the faith

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