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Potential Benefits: Platinum Therapy is the use of platinum compounds, which are cell damaging agents, for the treatment of specific cancers, including testicular, ovarian, lung, bladder, and head and neck cancers.

Platinum compounds produce changes in DNA structure, which causes cancer cell death (apoptosis). Platinum compounds currently used are cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin, either used alone or in combination with other chemotherapy drugs.

Description: Platinum is a trace mineral that we find in our food supply. Tests have shown we consume on the order of 1.44 μg/day of platinum.

Our body’s natural levels may differ but tests have indicated 5% of us show some levels of platinum in our bodies.

Platinum is also beneficial for relieving symptoms of back pain, headaches, chronic fatigue and premenstrual tension. It also promotes vitality and mental alertness which can be beneficial for Alzheimer's sufferers.


Potential Side Effects: As with Nickel, food Platinum rarely has any side effects, but there are many allergies associated with Platinum worn as jewelry and other metallic items.

Potential Interaction: Side effects of platinum therapy include general cell-damaging effects, such as nausea and vomiting, decreased blood cell and platelet production in the bone marrow (myelosuppresion) and decreased response to infection (immunosuppression).

Specific side effects include kidney (nephrotoxicity) and nerve damage (neurotoxicity).

General Usage: May be taken daily.

Food Sources: Broccoli, Chlorella, Eggs, Kale, Lettuce, Liver, Kidney, Heart, Spinach, and most leafy green vegetables, Spirulina.