Can High Antioxidants Cure Breast Tumors?
Greetings, I’m Amalia Yusthika. Want to ask, yesterday I was from a pharmacy, I was told to buy vitamin C 1000. Because of that there are many antioxidants that are good for healing tumors. its that true? Can antioxidants cure tumors?
Hello Amalia Yusthika,
Antioxidants are compounds that work to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are compounds that have a negative impact on cells. Free radicals are the result of the body's own metabolism and from outside the body (radiation, toxic substances, etc.). The body relies on antioxidants from the outside in the form of food or supplements. Beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene are examples of antioxidants that can be obtained from food / supplements.
In some studies giving antioxidants can prevent damage by several types of free radicals that can trigger cancer formation. However, in other studies, antioxidants do not have a significant effect in preventing cancer or reducing cancer deaths. Even in other studies, the use of antioxidant supplements in cancer patients actually increases tumor growth and spread. So for cancer patients who want to consume additional supplements should still consult with a treating doctor. For handling tumors, especially in the breast itself depends on the type of tumor whether malignant (cancer) or not. Handling of breast cancer remains with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery. Antioxidants and other drugs are additional and cannot be used as sole therapy.
Vitamin C is a type of vitamin that is water soluble and includes antioxidants for the body. Research by giving more fruits and vegetables can reduce the incidence of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. However, it is uncertain whether all of that is affected by vitamin C alone. Human daily vitamin C requirements are around 60-90 mg / day. The maximum daily dose is 2000 mg / day. Excessive consumption of vitamin C can also cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, vomiting. Therefore, if you can still eat enough fruits and vegetables, additional supplements are no longer needed.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.