IP6 | Cancer Benefits, Treatment & Side Effects

IP6, also known as Inositol hexaphosphate ( IP-6, phytic acid, or phytate ), is a naturally polyphosphorylated carbohydrate. IP6 is a collection of six phosphate groups arrayed around the B vitamin, Inositol. It aids in the metabolism of insulin and calcium as well as bone marrow cell metabolism.

IP6 promotes healthy eye membrane development, encourages hair growth, and helps the liver transfer fat to other parts of the body. IP6 is a powerful antioxidant that has important immune-boosting effects and has been found to improve cardiovascular health. IP6 promotes the body’s ability to produce Natural Killer cells that fight disease and infection.

Some studies have indicated the ability of IP6 to help prevent kidney stones. The most promising research involving IP6 has demonstrated the supplement’s potential in preventing and treating various cancers. IP6 has a valuable protective effect on cells and also works to regulate growth in cells and tissues, particularly in the breast, colon, and prostate.

Benefits of IP6

IP6 and Cancer

IP6 has been shown to reduce the growth of cancer in more than 2 dozen different in vivo and in vitro animal studies. Research continues to be extremely promising concerning the use of IP6 in fighting cancer. IP6 has been found effective in potentially treating colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcomas.

Its anti-cancer activity has been found to decrease tumor size and the proliferation of cancerous cells. IP6 has also shown to revert cancer cells to normal phenotype by its ability to increase the differentiation of malignant cells.

Exogenously administered IP6 is rapidly taken into the cells and dephosphorylated to lower-phosphate inositol phosphates, which further interfere with signal transduction pathways and cell cycle arrest. It is also well- known that the potent antioxidant and immune enhancing properties of IP6 can play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of cancer cells.

IP6 is easily absorbed into the gastrointestinal tract and has been found to be safe. It works synergistically to maximize the anti-cancer impact of conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and reduces the spread of metastases. IP6 has also demonstrated its ability to improve the quality of life for cancer patients.

Side Effects

IP6 has shown to be completely safe at this point, even in higher doses. IP6 is found naturally in every cell in the body. No drug or nutrient interactions have been discovered at this point either. However, one should always consult with their physician before taking any new supplements or medications.

Recommended Dosages and Sources of IP6

IP6 can be included in diet by eating foods rich in IP6 such as cereal grains, beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high fiber foods. However, for those wanting to boost their IP6 intake, supplements can be a great source. It is generally recommended to take 2 capsules twice daily of IP6. For people who have weakened immune systems or other immune difficulties, it is recommended that they take 8 capsules twice daily or 1 scoop of bulk powder twice daily.

 

IP6 Gold with Inositol


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