The Pfeifer Protocol® – Medication & Supplements

 

Please find in this page descriptions of the products used in the Pfeifer Protocol®, classified by supplier and type of use. Whatever you decide to do, whether you choose a complementary treatment in addition to your on-going aggressive therapy, or a preventive treatment because you have identified risk factors, always let your primary physician know what medicine and supplements you are taking. Feel free to ask your doctor for advice or consult Integrative Cancer Care.

For all cancer types, prevention, during & post treatment

The following products can be found by visiting Medpro, Naturally Healthy website

BioBran™

Our immune system reduces its activity completely unnoticed, as constant pressure weakens its valuable protective function. Pathogens and cell fragments can gradually no longer be rendered sufficiently harmless by the immune cells. This is how they spread unhindered. At the same time, the disturbed immune system overshoots its target elsewhere and promotes inflammation in the body. This is where dietary fiber from vegetable fibers can help. They stimulate the intestinal activity and thus promote the body’s defences.

BioBran® MGN-3 contains valuable, complex carbohydrates from the plant fibers of rice bran, which can powerfully support the immune system of the body and the work of the white blood cells. Since these fibers are largely indigestible, their advantages would remain unused. With BioBran® MGN-3, the Japanese researcher Hiroaki Maeda has developed an effective process through which the body can absorb its components through the small intestine with the help of special enzymes from the shiitake mushroom.

The most active ingredient in BioBran is arabinoxylan, a branched sugar with an immuno-modulating effect.

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IMUPROS™

IMUPROS™: is a blend of nutritional supplements, formulated with vitamins, trace elements, ginseng, lycopene and green tea extract for optimum prostate function.

According to the knowledge of orthomolecular medicine, our health is decisively influenced by the biochemical balance of our body, which can be positively promoted through an appropriate use of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

  • Vitamin C helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue and to protect cells from oxidative stress.
  • Vitamin E also helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
  • Vitamin D supports the maintenance of bones, muscle function and normal function of the immune system.
  • Calcium is needed for the maintenance of bones. It also plays an important role in cell division and specialization.
  • Zinc is required in the acid-base metabolism and is part of countless vital enzymes in the body.
  • Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Soylife® (Soy extract GMO-free, 40% isoflavones): Soy extract is a supplier of the plant-based estrogenic compound, genistein.
  • EGCG (Green tea extract 80%): Green tea extracts with their main ingredient, epigallocatechin gallate, can have an antioxidant effect.*
  • Lycopene (Tomato extract): The highly concentrated tomato extract (lycopene) is a valuable secondary plant substance which several studies in the laboratory have attested to have antioxidant properties.

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Curcumin Combi™

Curcumin combi™: This extract from the turmeric spice contains the potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound curcumin, plus resveratrol — a plant compound from red grapes with strong antioxidant benefits and black pepper to enhance their absorption.

BCM95™ DC (curcuminoids): Curcumin extract BCM95™ DC is a patented extract from turmeric, which has a variety of biological effects. The diverse mode of action of turmeric is researched in numerous studies worldwide. For example, scientific studies show that the Curcumin extract BCM95™ DC can develop a variety of biological effects in the laboratory, such as:
– antioxidant
– anti-inflammatory
– antibacterial
In contrast to normal turmeric extract, Curcumin extract BCM95™ DC offers an extremely high bioavailability that is about seven times higher.

Polygonum cuspidatum radix extract (Japanese knotweed): The Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is one of the best natural sources for the famous “Resveratrol”, a phytoalexin, which belongs to the polyphenols.

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Detoxme+

detox me+ contains natural zeolite-clinoptilolite – the classic detox specialist which has been used to remove toxins since ancient times. This natural mineral from porous volcanic stone gains invaluable detoxifying properties by undergoing micronization and activation during the production process. After oral intake, it can bind harmful substances such as lead, aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, ammonia, and polycyclic hydrocarbons in the intestine by means of selective ion exchange and special forms of adsorption, rendering these substances harmless. Zeolite is indigestible and therefore has no negative effects on our metabolism, acting like a “magical sponge” to absorb contaminants in our intestines so that they can be excreted in a bowel movement.

Regular detoxification treatments with the zeolite found in detox me+ can also draw out contaminants that have already accumulated in our bodies and reach the intestinal wall through the bloodstream, where they are bound and eliminated from the body.

Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 in detox me+ accelerates vital biochemical cell processes, simultaneously ensuring continuous energy production while destroying harmful radicals in the body.*

OM24® – Epigallocatechin gallate: OM24® is high in epigallocatechin gallate, an antioxidant which can be found in green tea. The OM24® formula stands for a standardized, natural active complex of polyphenols, amino acids, trace elements and polysaccharides, all obtained from the Camellia Sinensis plant (green tea). The antioxidant properties of epigallocatechin gallate neutralize free radicals and highly reactive oxygen compounds that cause the cells to age.

Artemisinin™

Artemisinin™ is an extract of Artemisia annua, a plant that is also called Chinese Wormwood. Artemisinin was discovered as the active component of Artemisia annua in the early 1970s, and the leaf flavonoids from this plant, contained in many traditional Chinese herbal preparations, have shown a wide variety of biological activities against malaria and cancer. 

In the last decade, however, more and more scientific work has shown that artemisinin also exerts very potent anti-cancer effects. Today, many cancer patients utilize artemisinin in combination with their conventional therapy for added benefit in their fight against cancer. More detailed product description.

 

For all cancer types, prevention, during & post treatment

The following products can be found by visiting Aeskulap-International website.

Aeskulap Modified-Citrus-Pectin

Aeskulap-Modified-Citrus-Pectin (AMCP) 

The saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” promises apple connoisseurs robust health. Because not only the vitamins in apples are healthy. Above all, the pectin contained in apples and citrus fruits has a beneficial effect. It has long been said to have detoxifying effects and lower cholesterol.

AMCP is rich in galactose residues, especially β-galactose, which are known to have a high affinity for certain types of cells. The galactose-containing carbohydrate side chains of AMCP can mimic or compete with natural ligands of the protein galectin-3. 

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Aeskulap Sistosterol-Mix

Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix produced by Aeskulap-International AG’s compounding contract pharmacy in Switzerland. This phytotherapy drug is individually prescribed for each patient and manufactured as so-called “Magistral-Rezeptur” (prescription magistralis) for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Our doctors and researchers have tested this product both in the laboratory and clinically. We will gladly provide you with the results of these independent tests upon request.

The most significant results follow here in brief:

  • Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix contains only components as prescribed by a physician.
  • Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments for prostate cancer, for example, in the perioperative setting with radical prostatectomy or prior, during and after radiation treatment and chemotherapy.
  • Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix is an integral part of our treatment program for treatment of prostate cancer, even in the so-called castration resistant stage.
  • Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix is used in combination with ProstaSol, Curcumin combi extra forte, IMUPROS, and BIOBRAN by doctors within our network to treat prostate cancer of all stages, in particular also metastatic and castration-resistant variants of the disease.
  • Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix, used at the prescribed dosage, is usually well tolerated. Nevertheless, about 25-30% of treated patients may notice some breast nipple soreness and slight breast enlargement, with treatment. Impairment of libido and erectile function and some stool softening has also been reported. All side effects are reversible upon dose reduction and discontinuation of treatment.

Although there are no so-called placebo-controlled, double-blind studies for this product and its application in the treatment of patients with prostate cancer, there are well-founded pre-clinical studies, as well as two retrospective clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix in prostate cancer.

Aeskulap CA-Statin

Aeskulap-CA-Statin (ACAS) contains a proprietary extract of the common bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), comprised of various proteoglycan molecules in combination with proprietary extracts from the following three medicinal plants: Corydalis rhizome (Corydalis yanhusuo), Lycoris radiata and Patrinia heterophylla. Aeskulap-CA-Statin significantly inhibits the growth of abnormal cells and new blood vessels (angiogenesis), necessary for cancer growth. It also has a distinct immune-stimulatory effect.

Since Dr. Folkman hypothesized that controlling angiogenesis could be a feasible anti-tumor strategy, clinical oncology has seen an ever growing interest in angiogenesis inhibitors as anti-tumor agents. Because of anecdotal reports of clinical benefit for cancer patients after consumption of extracts from common bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) by researchers from AIDAN Corporation, USA – we started to test various extracts of this plant for their anti-angiogenesis and immune stimulating effects. From 2001 until 2012, we continued to improve the extract process and combined the Convolvulus arvensis extract with extracts from Corydalis rhizome (Corydalis yanhusuo), Lycoris radiata and Patrinia heterophylla, which resulted in an even better efficacy.

The initial work of the AIDAN research team is best summarized in the following article, which describes the biological properties of the Convolvulus arvensis extract, as well as its clinical potential and possible side effect profile. Read more detailed product description

 

Specific to prostate cancer prevention & treatment

ProstaSol™

ProstaSol™ contains a proprietary mix of lignans from flaxseed; curcuminoids from turmeric root and various plant derived sterols – all exerting beneficial effects in prostate ailments.

Plant sterols: The plant sterol complex contains four different sterols, namely beta-sitosterol, camposterol, stigmasterol and brassicasterol. Sterols and sterolins are actually vegetable fats that are found in quite high concentrations in many nuts and seeds and have a reputation for positive hormonal effects. In the body, sterols serve as building blocks for adrenal and sex hormones, among other things. 

BCM-95™ DC (curcuminoids): BCM-95™ DC is a patented extract from turmeric, which has a variety of biological effects. The diverse mode of action of turmeric is researched in numerous studies worldwide. For example, scientific studies show that the curcuminoids from BCM95™ can develop a variety of biological effects in the laboratory, such as:
– antioxidant
– anti-inflammatory
– antibacterial
In contrast to normal turmeric extract, BCM95™ DC offers an extremely high bioavailability that is about seven times higher.

Linum Life® (Lignans from linseeds): Linum Life® is a standardized extract from linseed with a high concentration of so-called lignans. These secondary plant substances can be considered as weak phyto-oestrogens and have an antioxidative effect on the human body. Studies have shown that this plant substance has a positive effect on cell health. (Linum Life® – EFSA 2079 ID KOM 51980 -).

Quercetin: The ingredient quercetin is a so-called flavonoid with a phytochemical effect.

Pygeum africanum bark powder (from the African plum tree): Pygeum extract is obtained from the bark of a plum tree native to Africa. This extract has been used successfully since the 1960s. No side effects of Pygeum have been found.

Ginseng extract (Ginsenosides): The effects of the active ingredients in ginseng, ginsenoside and saponin, have only recently been known in Europe, although the effects of the ginseng root have been used for centuries, especially in China and other Asian countries to improve cognitive functions, sexual functions such as libido, as well as the immune system. 

Saw Palmetto extract (Serenoa Repens): The effect of the lipophilic extract of the saw palmetto fruit (Saw palmetto or Serenoa repens) has long been known. In comparison to the usual synthetic agents with the active ingredient finasteride, saw palmetto has at least the same effect with fewer side effects, is better tolerated and is also cheaper.

Resveratrol: Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, which belongs to the polyphenols.

Reishi extract (Ganoderma lucidum): Reishi mushrooms have been used in Chinese naturopathy for over 4000 years. The components contained in the fruiting body of  the mushroom, e.g. Triterpenoids, manitol, coumarin, various polysaccharides and sterols are used. The mushrooms also contain various trace elements such as manganese, zinc, copper, iron, calcium and also germanium.

Polygonum cuspidatum root extract (Japanese Knotweed): The Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is one of the best natural sources for the famous “Resveratrol”, a phytoalexin, which belongs to the polyphenols.

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Please note that Medpro’s ProstaSol should not be confused with the product sold in the US under the same name. Medpro’s ProstaSol contains a few additional ingredients to make it more effective, and is manufactured exclusively in the Netherlands, Europe using ingredients regulated by the Dutch ministry of Health. Medpro’s ProstaSol is made under HACCP, GMP and GNP, and none of its ingredients are tainted with synthetic oestrogens.

Prostalin-C™

ProstaLin-C™ is an orthomolecular combination preparation for men, including highly concentrated curcumin extract from turmeric root, linseed lignans, lycopene from tomato extract and essential minerals.

Linum Life® (Lignans from linseeds): Linum Life® is a standardized extract from linseed with a high concentration of so-called lignans. These secondary plant substances can be considered as weak phyto-oestrogens and have an antioxidative effect on the human body. Studies have shown that this plant substance has a positive effect on cell health. (Linum Life® – EFSA 2079 ID KOM 51980 -).

BCM95™ DC (curcuminoids): Curcumin extract BCM95™ DC is a patented extract from turmeric, which has a variety of biological effects. The diverse mode of action of turmeric is researched in numerous studies worldwide. For example, scientific studies show that the Curcumin extract BCM95™ DC can develop a variety of biological effects in the laboratory, such as:
– antioxidant
– anti-inflammatory
– antibacterial
In contrast to normal turmeric extract, Curcumin extract BCM95™ DC offers an extremely high bioavailability that is about seven times higher.

Tomato extract (lycopene): Lycopene is a highly bioactive antioxidant and carotenoid obtained from tomatoes. Lycopene makes up about 50% of all carotenoids in the blood and seems to be particularly concentrated in the prostate, since a slightly higher level can be detected here than in the blood.

Zinc (zinc citrate): This trace element supports scores of immune functions and an intake of zinc could generally increase well-being. Zinc is needed in order for many enzymes to work normally, particularly enzymes with an antioxidative effect A ProstaLin-C capsule contains 10 mg of zinc and provides the daily required dose of this trace element.

Selenium (selenium methionine): This mineral contributes to protecting the cells from oxidative stress. Selenium is normally found in various types of grain and in garlic, particularly if these are cultivated in soil that is rich in selenium. 

Prostectan™

Prostectan™ is a proprietary combination of extracts from 10 powerful plants, including linseed lignans, highly concentrated curcumin extract from turmeric root and various plant sterols.

BCM95™ DC (curcuminoids): BCM95™ DC is a patented extract from turmeric, which has a variety of biological effects. The diverse mode of action of turmeric is researched in numerous studies worldwide. For example, scientific studies show that the curcuminoids from BCM95™ DC can develop a variety of biological effects in the laboratory, such as:
– 
antioxidant
– anti-inflammatory
– antibacterial
In contrast to normal turmeric extract, BCM95™ DC offers an extremely high bioavailability that is about seven times higher.

Soy extract: Soy is considered a natural source of genistein. This is a plant-based estrogen that occurs in particularly high concentrations in the soy plant. As an isoflavone, genistein has various health-promoting properties.

Linum Life® (Lignans from linseeds): Linum Life® is a standardized extract from linseed with a high concentration of so-called lignans. These secondary plant substances can be considered as weak phyto-oestrogens and have an antioxidative effect on the human body. Studies have shown that this plant substance has a positive effect on cell health. (Linum Life® – EFSA 2079 ID KOM 51980 -).

Baikal Skullcap extract (Scutellaria baicalensis): This plant, also called Chinese skullcap, is rich in flavonoids and has been widely used as a medicinal plant in China for thousands of years.

Dyer’s woad extract (Isatis indigotica): Woad is a biennial plant in the mustard family. The roots and parts of the trunk have been used for hundreds of years in traditional Chinese naturopathy. One of these substances is indirubin.

Ginseng extract (Panax ginseng): The effects of the active ingredients in ginseng, ginsenoside and saponin, have only recently been known in Europe, although the effects of the ginseng root have been used for centuries, especially in China and other Asian countries to improve cognitive functions, sexual functions such as libido, as well as the immune system.

Reishi extract (Ganoderma lucidum): Reishi mushrooms have been used in Chinese naturopathy for over 4000 years. The components contained in the fruiting body of  the mushroom, e.g. Triterpenoids, mannitol, coumarin, various polysaccharides and sterols are used. The mushrooms also contain various trace elements such as manganese, zinc, copper, iron, calcium and also germanium.

Saw palmetto extract (Serenoa Repens): The effect of the lipophilic extract of the saw palmetto fruit (Saw palmetto or Serenoa repens) has long been known. In comparison to the usual synthetic agents with the active ingredient finasteride, saw palmetto has at least the same effect with fewer side effects, is better tolerated and is also cheaper.

Rabdosia rubescens extract: The two most important properties of this quickly growing, terpenoid-rich labiate are oridonin and rubescenin A and B. The effect of oridonin is free of side effects, since healthy cells are not influenced.

Liquiritiae radix extract: Liquorice extracts contain various saponins of glycyrrhetic acids, which have variable positive properties.

Chrysanthemum morifolium extract: The extract from the chrysanthemum flower (Dendranthema morifolium) contains triterpendiole and triterpentriole. In traditional Chinese naturopathy, the positive properties of chrysanthemum flowers have been known for a few thousand years.

 

Specific to breast cancer prevention & treatment

Indol-3-carbinol

Indol-3-Carbinol, which gives the product its name, is extracted from various cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. 

Resveravine® (oligostilbens, resveratrol) & Polygonum cuspidatum radix extract (Resveratrol from Japanese Knotweed): Diseases do not always come from outside: Aggressive chemical compounds in the body can also cause great damage to our cells. But the organism is not at the mercy of them: Antioxidants, also called radical scavengers, inhibit the harmful oxidation of cell structures. In test studies, they were able to help neutralize this dangerous process.

Some phytochemicals are particularly effective radical scavengers, including resveratrol. These are contained as an active ingredient combination in the preparation Indole-3-Carbinol (I-3-C). It is obtained from the Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum).

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin): B12 plays a crucial role in the body’s formation of red blood cells and neurological functioning.