At a guess, if you’re reading this then you may have heard the claims that Noni juice is able to treat and even cure cancer, well it’s important to know the science behind the headlines. So let’s start with a brief look at what we’re fighting here.
Cancer is the abnormal division of your own cells, and there are more than 100 different forms of cancer, each one different and needs different treatment. But they do share some things for the most, if you can stay healthy you reduce the risks, anything that causes damage to your cells increases the chance that they will start to divide uncontrollably and may lead to cancer. Also, treatment can be hard on the body, very hard, and it’s important to give your body all the help you can whilst being treated.
So where does Noni juice step into this science, well firstly we would never advise you to avoid or stop treatment from a licensed medical doctor, the science that is showing us the benefits of Noni juice is the same science that has shown other compounds to be effective. Where Noni juice comes into its own today is in providing the micronutrients to help your body fight both the disease itself and the side effects from the treatment.
Cancer patients taking Noni juice alongside their conventional treatment all report improved energy, and some reduction in their symptoms. Noni juice provides antioxidants and a variety of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A and potassium. These important micronutrients can provide your body with the ingredients it needs to boost your immune system, remove harmful free radicals and other toxins, and the sugars and fibre in the fruit can help with energy levels and aid good digestion.
So what of the science and the future uses of Noni juice, the University of Hawaii has been undertaking research into the applications of Noni juice and plant extract in medicine and have found some promising results.
In the laboratory mice that had tumours growing lived twice as long when specially prepared Noni juice was injected into their abdomen. Other trials using fruit extract on human patients found that those receiving the higher doses of Noni juice reported feeling better overall. Whilst feeling better may not seem like much in the whole thing, a large proportion of people give up on cancer treatment because of the side effects. Other chemicals taken from the Noni plant show promising results in stopping normal cells from changing into cancer cells, and other studies have shown that extracts do produce a painkilling and anti-inflammatory response in mice.
Science is showing us that Noni juice has a role alongside conventional treatments, but please check with your doctor in case the juice may cause an adverse reaction with your treatment, and that in the future it will have a role as the conventional treatment itself. Just as importantly it has a role in keeping you healthy and as a part of a healthy lifestyle to help prevent trouble before it even starts.