I used to hear many cancer patients talking about melatonin. I never really payed much attention to it because I only thought it helped with sleep. And if it only helped with sleep it wasn’t worth my time. I needed to find something that would help my Mothers cancer. I actually came across it again years later while doing other research. Once I started reading about it, I knew I had to do more research on this powerful supplement. I felt I was on to something. Something different. Something great.
Combo Shows Anti-Cancer Response.
When Melatonin at 40mg/day orally along with low dose IL-2 (interleukin-2) was given to advanced ovarian cancer patients progressing on other treatments, it showed promising results. 2 out of 16 patients achieved a partial response. 5 out of the 16 patients achieved stable disease. And 5 other patients had progressive disease. Most other standard forms of treatment given to heavily pre-treated patients wouldn’t have performed as well.
Melatonin Alone shows Cancer Response.
Another study used only 20mg/day orally which is half the dose of the first study. In addition, they did not combine it with IL-2. This time 2 out of 20 advanced cancer patients achieved a minor response. 6 out of 20 achieved a stable disease. 12 others progressed. This proves that Melatonin alone has anti-cancer activity. And remember this was at a 50% less dose. That is just amazing. Would a larger dose provide better results?
Pretty amazing supplement.
This little supplement really impressed me. Especially since it can be easily purchased over the counter at any health store. Plus it’s very cheap. It is probably one of the cheapest supplements you can buy.
Melatonin looks very strong. These studies show activity in heavily treated patients. The low dose makes this very interesting. The ability to take it orally separates it from the rest. All this just reinforces the strength it has against cancer. But we still need to study and learn more so it can be utilized to its greatest potential. We need to maximize results. Understand the mode of action. Only then we can reap all the benefits.
I will definitely keep my eyes open and report any updates.