There are so many options of vitamins and minerals and herbal products and cleanses and teas and on and on that you should be taking after cancer. It’s completely and utterly confusing.
Let’s keep is simple and start with something straight forward. Here are two vitamins that I think every cancer fighter should be taking.
1) Vitamin D
The sunshine vitamin is beneficial for so many reasons! Vitamin D has been linked to preventing cancer, diabetes, depression, and multiple sclerosis. Plus - Canadians also just do not get enough vitamin D from the sun.
Vitamin D 1,000-2,000 International Units (IU) every day.
2) Vitamin C
There is so much scientific research on antioxidants and cancer but the trouble is that is all disagrees with one another. So - there’s currently nothing conclusive on antioxidants and cancer. BUT - what we do know is this…
When you are diagnosed with cancer, your body is under oxidative stress and it has been for sometime. We know your body has been fighting even before the formal diagnosis of cancer so you are in need of antioxidants. This has been shown in nutrition literature that measured antioxidant levels in people who are newly diagnosed with cancer.
But - there is a concern that antioxidants interfere with certain types of cancer treatments. It is possible that antioxidants may protect cancer cells against different types of chemotherapy. As a general rule, I would suggest not taking antioxidants during your active treatment. But be sure to include them before and after treatment to replenish your body while allowing your treatment to do its work.
Vitamin C 500 mg every day
Both of these vitamins are cheap and easy to take. Start including them in your routine today.
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