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- Derived from the spice turmeric, curcumin has multiple mechanisms of anti-cancer action. Additionally, it may enhance the effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), the most commonly used agent for bladder cancer. Doses range depending on type of curcumin, Meriva® and Longvida® have been shown to be much more efficiently absorbed forms.
- Suggested dose: 1-2g of Meriva® or Longvida® curcumin per day.
- Diindolylmethane (DIM), extracted from cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc., has been shown to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) and reduce the invasiveness of bladder cancer cells, and may improve chemotherapeutic effectiveness against more resistant cells.
- Suggested dose: 250mg per day.
- Silymarin and silibinin from milk thistle have anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic properties, and have increased apoptosis (programmed cell death) in bladder cancer cells.
- Suggested dose: at least 500mg silymarin per day.
- Low vitamin D levels have been associated with a greater occurrence and risk of dying from bladder cancer.
- Suggested dose is that sufficient to raise vitamin D blood levels to >40 ng/mL, which may require 5000 IU per day or more.