Nutrients Found May Block Cancer Growth
Matthias Rath, the international research company founded by
the scientist of the same name, has discovered that a number of
specific nutrients may be used to prevent the invasion of
Speaking at the Natural Products Expo West in California in
November 2002, Dr Rath had reported that nutrients such as
vitamin C and L-lysine which support connective tissue integrity
can be used to control the harmful enzymatic activity which in
turn can lead to cancer.
Ninety percent of all cancer fatalities result from
metastasis, the invasion and spread of cancerous cells to other
parts of the body, Dr Rath said. To facilitate their spread,
cancer cells secrete enzymes that degrade surrounding connective
tissue, and it was this enzymatic activity that scientists at
the Matthias Rath research facility set out to understand and
control, he explained.
The scientists combined various types of cancer cells with
nutritive agents and discovered that they were unable to pass
through the collagen membrane and thereby spread to other parts
of the body. Cancer cells which were not combined with the
nutritive agents spread through the membrane as usual.
The most powerful and effective nutrient combination for
inhibiting the spread of cancer cells contained vitamin C,
L-lysine, L-proline and a polyphenol fraction of green tea.
"The results of these experiments confirm that many
cancers can be treated with the use of nutrients," said Dr
Rath. "This paves the way for a new approach to cancer
treatment without the devastating effects of chemotherapy and
radiation. This is an exciting discovery for cancer patients and