This research review notes that low vitamin D status is associated with an increased risk of cancers of the colon, breast, and prostate, as well as of blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphomas. Other recent studies support the role of vitamin D in cancer prevention and have found that supplementing with it is associated with a reduced risk of death from the disease.
For optimum prevention and control of cancer, however, a ensuring a good supply of vitamin D alone is not enough. Demonstrating this, researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have tested the effects of vitamin D on breast cancer both on its own and in combination with a group of synergistic micronutrients. When used alone vitamin D successfully inhibited cell growth. However, the necessary dose was much higher than that considered acceptably safe.
Testing the efficacy of lower doses of vitamin D combined with green tea extract, the Dr. Rath research team found that the growth of breast cancer cells was inhibited by 62 percent. Even more impressively, when using vitamin D with a micronutrient combination including green tea extract, vitamin C, lysine, proline and others, they found that breast cancer cell growth was inhibited by as much as 94 percent.
To learn more about Dr. Rath’s approach to the natural prevention and control of cancer, read the book he authored with Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, ‘Victory Over Cancer’.