Minerals That Cancer Patients Should Be Supplementing


Selenium has been an interest to cancer patients since a study by Clark et al. (1996) that showed supplementation with selenized brewer’s yeast was capable of decreasing the overall cancer morbidity and mortality by nearly 50%. It was a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving 1312 patients (mostly men) who were recruited initially because of a history of basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma.

Adding selenium to one’s diet seems appropriate. Brazil nuts, fish, most meat, eggs and rice have selenium. We recommend green drink products to most patients that also have added selenium, or we use selenium with iodine.

What we use:

Selenium + Iodine


Iodine is essential for thyroid function as it is a component of the thyroid hormone, but iodine is also essential for many cancers, especially breast cancer. Also, animal experiments have demonstrated a clear increase in incidence of thyroid epithelial cell carcinomas after prolonged iodine deficiency.

What we use:

Selenium + Iodine


Magnesium is an essential mineral for just about every metabolic process in the body. Adding magnesium to one’s protocol can have multiple benefits. We use magnesium to improve bowel habits, as it will loosen the stools. Our MagnaClear has TRAACS/ALBION brand (double bonded to an amino acid as in nature) of magnesium malate, citrate and lysinate to help calm the brain, feed the tissues and help with stools.

What we use:


Foods Containing Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral for cancer patients as its ratio with copper is all-important. Copper is essential for growth and therefore added to many multi-mineral and multi-vitamin complexes. However, we do NOT want to add copper to a cancer patient’s protocol!!!

Several studies have shown that plasma copper concentrations are increased in various carcinomas. While copper stimulates growth, zinc acts as a cellular growth protector, including growth of neoplastic cells, and its deficiency was demonstrated to be involved in several stages of malignant transformation. Studies have shown a significant increase in the mean total serum Cu levels and the serum Cu/Zn ratio in all patient groups with cancer compared to a control group.

Measuring the copper to zinc ratio (Cu/Zn) can be helpful – we want that ratio to be as low as possible, meaning that we want to LOWER copper levels and ELEVATE zinc levels. So, one doesn’t need to run the lab test, just STOP any supplements that have copper and start taking zinc!

What we use:

Clear MultiMin

Clear Zinc

Dr. Conners Zinc / DMSO Topical Spray


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