Benefits of taking supplements?


Thus, it is always necessary to contact your doctor before taking nutritive supplements, as they can cause a certain reaction with the medications you are taking, as well as lead to various side effects.

There is a big number of supplements that can eliminate the risk of cancer, help while undergoing cancer therapies and fight the cancer cells. These nutritive supplements have herbal extracts, vitamins, and minerals. These supplements are so many and so different, that it is quite difficult for the people to understand, which one to take and what is their benefits? Still, it is necessary to remember, that no anti-cancer supplement can replace the cancer treatment, even though it can help reduce the cancer risks and support the patient’s body during the cancer treatment.

Fatty Acids Omega3

Omega3 fatty acids can be found in certain types of fish, plant oil, nuts, and seeds.

It is suggested by some researches that Omega 3 can minimize a person’s risks of breast cancer, as it was mentioned in review from 2015. On the other hand, the review from 2019 did not find the anti-cancer effect of Omega3. Omega3 can be purchased in pharmacies in different forms like cod liver oil, fish oil, krill oil, algal oil (can be used by vegans and vegetarians)The recommended daily dosage of Omega3 is 1,1 – 1,6 g, however, it is advised to discuss the omega3 intake with your doctor.

Green Tea

The polyphenols found in such a popular type of tea, like green tea, have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Nutritive supplements from green tea, especially, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, are very helpful in the battle against cancer. The review from 2018 states that green tea extract may prevent or postpone oncology, its relapse, as well as metastasis growth. On the other hand, national health authorities claim, that green tea research so far offers contradictory findings. Enjoying green tea daily may help you optimize your health. While it is also possible to receive green tea extract like a nutritive supplement, however, some people say that they are too concentrated. As stated by national health authorities, green tea extract containing supplements may interact with nadolol, a medicine against high blood pressure and heart health issues. So, if you take this medicine, consult with your doctor before purchasing the green tea extract.

Onion and Garlic

A publication from 2015 suggested that eating onions and garlic may help to minimize the risks of some types of tumors, especially in the gut. Thus, it is very complicated for specialists to evaluate the necessary dosage of these products per day to show such an anti-cancer effect. The investigation from 2015 revealed that garlic extract stops the growth of cancer in testing tubes and mice. At the same time, it is known that garlic may increase the effect of some chemo-preparations. That is why it is necessary to discuss the usage of garlic extract with your doctor if you are undergoing chemotherapy.


Ginger was known for its beneficial properties for the gut, as well as it helps to eliminate the adverse effects of chemo and radiation therapies, like nausea and vomiting. It can be used in the form of a tea or you can simply eat candied ginger during the day. Dietary supplements with ginger extracts are thought to be too concentrated by some people, however, they are also widely available for purchasing. It was also found that ginger may have a certain effect on anticoagulants, that is why it is important to discuss the potential usage of ginger supplements with your doctor.


Turmeric is known for its compound curcumin, which possesses such qualities as anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation. Curcumin is widely used in Asian regions. The publication from 2016 claims that curcumin can delay tumor growth and lead to the death of malignant cells. Thus, these results were revealed in test tubes and animals, and it is still necessary to do more research in humans. Turmeric is found in a form of root or powder in ordinary stores, as well as it can be used in the form of a tea or a nutritive supplement. 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is vital for bones, teeth, muscles, nerve system, as well as the immune system.

The research by national health authorities suggested that D vitamin slows down the growth of tumors in mice, as well as some investigations showed, that D vitamin can reduce the risks of some tumor types development in humans. Thus, this research still needs more work to be done. The recommended daily intake of the D vitamin is 15mg, however, people can get a sufficient quantity of it from the sun or get it from some types of food, like fish, red meat and liver, mushrooms, cheese, egg yolks, cereal, orange juice, and milk.


The role of antioxidants is neutralizing the free radicals, which leads to the elimination of oxidative stress and cell damage. oxidative stress is known to be a reason for the development of many illnesses, for example, cancer.

Thus, the national health authorities did not confirm the information based on their finding that antioxidant intake makes reduce the risk of cancer for patients. They also claim that antioxidant usage may lower the effect of cancer therapies, especially for smokers. Other researchers found that antioxidants may increase the growth of tumors in mice, as well as lead to the spreading of metastasis.

The national health authorities emphasize that it is important to consult with your doctor before taking the antioxidant supplements. Antioxidant dietary supplements include such vitamins as A, C, E, beta carotene, lycopene. Risk points and recommendations

Although it is generally thought that supplements are safe, still doctors want to warn patients, that before taking certain supplements it is necessary to consult with the doctor to avoid interactions with some medicines and possible adverse effects. One more crucial point to remember is that nutritive supplements are not so strictly monitored as medicine and preparations. It means that you must only purchase supplements from the sellers with a good reputation

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