Chemotherapy´s Little Helper?
MGN-3 BioBran or BioBran MGN-3 has become increasingly popular over the last half a dozen years.
Many of the integrated doctors recommend it as part of their anti-cancer regime, but it is not a cancer treatment. It has a number of research studies behind it showing that it is a really effective immune system booster.
It is a powerful immune stimulant, and is often recommended to keep white cell levels up when chemotherapy and radiotherapy are doing their worst. It is however quite expensive at about 1.00 per day, which can be significant if people are using it over several months.
MGN-3 is not technically "all natural" although it is made by natural action on a natural product.
Daiwa Pharmaceutical first developed it in Japan over ten years ago and it is claimed to enhance the activity of the immune system without undesirable side effects.
There is clinical research to support the activity of BioBran MGN-3, the synthesized product.
It has been well documented, for many years, that certain large polysaccharide molecules, for example complex carbohydrates such as plant fibres, can stimulate the immune system.
MGN-3 is not technically "all natural"
Fibre in general has also been linked in research to the lowering of cholesterol, improved sugar metabolism and the reduction of intestinal toxicity.
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Rice bran also has anti-viral properties and certain mushroom fibres, for example those of cordyceps, reishi and maiitake, have been shown to contain beta-glucan polysaccharides, which appear to enhance immune response. Cancer Research UK reported their anticancer properties in 2002. Unfortunately, plant fibres are mostly indigestible, and so these immune enhancing benefits remain mostly unrealised as the fibre passes through and out the body.
However, if these rice bran polysaccharide molecules are partially broken down into hemicelluloses, of which the most powerful are the arabinoxylan compounds (see Glycoproteins, April ICON), the smaller molecules can pass into the blood stream and the benefits are magnified. The mushroom enzymes are used to achieve this and the resulting blend of hemicellulose compounds from this process is called BioBran MGN-3
The exact mechanism of immune stimulation is not known, though it appears to occur by increasing the body´s production of natural cytokines, for example interferons, interleukins and tumour necrosis factors, which mediate interactions between cells. Apart from inhibiting replication of viruses and having an anticancer effect, cytokines increases the activity of white blood cells or lymphocytes, including B cells, T cells and especially NK (natural killer) cells.
These protector cells go through the body destroying virally or bacterially-infected cells, or abnormal cells such as cancer cells.
Most of the research papers done on MGN-3 arabinoxylan compound involve testing of NK cell activity
In its lifetime, a single NK cell can kill as many as 27 cancer cells, sticking to them and then injecting lethal chemicals into them, destroying them in less than five minutes.
Most of the research papers done on MGN-3 arabinoxylan compound, involve testing of NK cell activity. So MGN-3 seems to offer a double whammy: namely improving white cell count and strength whilst having the ability to attack cancer cells directly.
Interestingly, research has shown that small units from acidophilus cell walls can also destroy cancer cells in vitro and the Chinese have spent a number of years working on a treatment called CHML, which involves taking small active portions of plant cell walls and either injecting them directly into a tumour, or providing them directly into a tumour´s blood supply. In both cases the results are remarkable and the FDA has taken an exclusive deal out with the Chinese to develop the treatment. Could this be a chink in the pharmaceutical companies´ domination of cancer cures in the 21st century?
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Please be clear: At CANCERactive we do not consider the above compound to be a cure for cancer, despite what the research says or experts doing the research may claim. The above, is an article on the compound from published research and expert opinion in the public domain. At CANCERactive we do not believe that any single compound (drug, vitamin, whatever) is a cure for cancer. We believe that people can significantly increase their personal odds of survival by building an Integrated Programme of treatments. Equally, cancer prevention is best practiced through a width of measures.