Honokiol is a powerful anti-cancer compound derived from the bark of the Magnolia officinalis tree, an ancient staple of traditional Asian medicine. In addition to its cancer fighting properties, pure Honokiol offers a diverse range of long-term health benefits, safely and naturally.
Multiple Mechanisms of Action
Pure Honokiol works on the cellular level to halt cancer growth and disable the metastatic process, but it also works against inflammation, infections and as an antioxidant with 1,000 times more potency than Vitamin E. Furthermore, Honokiol’s anti-anxiety benefits can help relieve stress, a key factor in overcoming a life threatening illness such as cancer.
As the body of Honokiol research evolves, scientists continue to discover new therapeutic applications for this remarkable compound. For example, a recent study showed that Honokiol helps reverse the degenerative process of osteoporosis by improving bone growth and mineralization factors.
Synergy with Conventional and Natural Treatments
Another exciting function of pure Honokiol is its remarkable synergistic ability. Synergy is defined as “the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements” (synergy. Dictionary.com. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. Accessed: August 24, 2012.). Pure Honokiol is shown to improve the effects of conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation; reverse chemotherapy resistance; protect against side effects and increase the benefits of other natural anti-cancer therapies, such as Modified Citrus Pectin.
Unique Active Compound
It’s rare that one single ingredient can exert so many powerful actions against cancer, metastasis and other chronic illnesses. Pure Honokiol is one of these unique compounds. It supports both the treatment and prevention of numerous critical health concerns, particularly in the area of leading-edge, integrative cancer care.
As an integrative physician, I frequently rely on a handful of key therapies for their effectiveness, safety and diverse array of benefits. Pure Honokiol has become a trusted ally in my clinical practice, alongside Modified Citrus Pectin and several other advanced therapies that are earning their place among the most well researched natural solutions for long-term health and vitality.
Recommended Honokiol Dosages
- For active cancer: 1000 mg/ 3 times daily with food (gradually increase from 250 mg daily over the course of 2 weeks).
- For prevention or long term support: 500 mg/1-3 times daily with food.
- For anxiety and mood support: 250 mg/ 1-2 times daily.
Selected Honokiol Research
2012 Study: Honokiol Inhibits Invasion and Migration of Breast Cancer
2012 Study: Honokiol Synergizes Chemotherapy Drugs in Multidrug Resistant Breast Cancer
2011 Study: Honokiol Crosses Blood-Brain-Barrier and Inhibits Brain Tumor Growth
More Cellular Health Protocols & Dosages:
Nutrient & Supplement Protocols - Click to Expand
Cellular health is a broad topic, but simply stated, it is the basis on which our health and vitality rests. With regard to cancer prevention and treatment, maintaining cellular health and integrity is one of the essential strategies in complementary medicine. Specific nutritional supplements that help to promote normal cell replication and differentiation, boost the body’s immunity against abnormal cell growth and reduce DNA damage to cells are important components in the prevention and treatment of cancer. When cancer has already begun to grow, it is essential to fight the growth process with specific nutrients that have been shown to inhibit cancer cells and prevent metastasis.
Modified Citrus Pectin
Whether you’re looking for long-term cancer prevention or an effective natural adjuvant therapy, one of my top recommendations is always Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP). Derived from the pith of citrus fruit and then modified through an enzymatic process to meet specific molecular chain and weight characteristics, MCP directly attacks cancer by binding to Galectin-3 molecules (“sticky” surface molecules that promote angiogenesis and metastasis) and blocking them – which means that cancer cells can’t spread and grow.
Early research on prostate cancer showed that oral administration of MCP to rodents resulted in a dramatic reduction in prostate cancer metastasis to the lungs. More recent clinical research from this same group of scientists has extended the protection of MCP to breast and colon cancer and has shown that MCP also blocks the growth of primary tumors and prevents the formation of new blood vessels that would feed the tumor itself. In fact, advances in the past several years have introduced a new, even more potent form of this compound which has demonstrated even more compelling results among late-stage cancer patients.
Medicinal mushrooms have been well researched for their anti-tumor and immune-stimulating effects, and are absolutely essential for the supplemental maintenance of vitality. If you have cancer, beneficial mushrooms include Coriolus, Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake, Agaricus, Phellinus and Umbellatus. For the sake of convenience, look for a balanced mushroom formula that includes all of these.
Supplement Doses and Action Properties
The list below covers some of the key nutrients that have been shown to be effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Also, in addition to helping fight cancer, these nutrients support overall vitality as well.
Nutrient or Herb
General Use (Total amt. per day)
|Modified Citrus Pectin||5-15 grams per day on an empty stomach (1-2 hours from other supplements)||
|Medicinal Mushrooms||4-12 grams per day||
|Curcumin (tumeric root extract 95% curcuminoids)||1,500-4,500 mg per day||
|Vitamin D-3 (as cholecalciferol)||1,000-6,000 IU per day (monitor kidney function with high doses)||
|DIM (Diindolylmethane)||50-300 mg per day||
|Resveratrol from red grape extract (Vitus vinifera) or Polypognum cuspidatum root extract||20-200 mg per day||
|Quercetin||250-2,000 mg per day||
|Selenium||200-3,600 mcg (depending on length of use)||
|Omega-3 fatty acids||2-4 grams per day||
|Vitamin C||1-4 grams per day||
|Vitamin E – mixed tocopherols||400-800 IU per day||
|B-complex with folic acid, B-6 and B-12||As directed||