Life Extension Suggestions
Note: These products are to be used for cancer surgery recovery and preparation and are not intended to prevent, cure or treat cancer.
Begin taking the following supplements at least five days prior to surgery, discontinue taking the supplements the day of the surgery, and resume taking the supplements one day after surgery (unless otherwise directed by your physician).
It is suggested to take these supplements for approximately one month after surgery.
- Glutamine: 3000 mg daily without food
- IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate): 1 – 3 g daily
- Lactoferrin: 300 – 900 mg daily
- PSK (protein bound polysaccharide K [Coriolus]): 3000 mg daily
- Cimetidine: 800 mg before bedtime
- Modified Citrus Pectin: 14 – 30 g daily without food
- Soy isoflavones (genistein): 100 – 200 mg daily with food
- Silibinin (component of milk thistle): 500 – 600 mg daily
- EGCG (from Green Tea): 650 – 1000 mg daily
- Curcumin: BCM-95® extract: 400 mg daily with food or 2500 mg daily with food of a regular curcumin supplement. Different formulations of curcumin differ in their absorption and bioavailability. These differences in absorption can affect the suggested doses.
- Resveratrol: 20 – 25 mg before surgery; increase to 100 – 250 mg 2 weeks after surgery
- Quercetin: 500 – 1000 mg daily
DUE TO THEIR BLOOD-THINNING EFFECTS, AVOID THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTS FOR 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY AND BEGIN TAKING 2 WEEKS AFTER SURGERY:
Pharmaceuticals prescribed prior to surgery depend on the status of the individual cancer patient. Patients with low white blood count are typically treated with granulocyte colony-stimulating growth (GCF) factors such as Neupogen® (300-480 micrograms daily) or Neulasta® (6 mg), which lasts 3 weeks. Other pharmaceutical compounds which have shown benefits for cancer patients undergoing surgery are interferon alpha and Interleukin-2.