Not all calcium is created equal. Some kinds may actually be harmful to your health. There is a new kid in town that is revolutionizing the effect of Calcium on the body, especially for those with breast cancer and osteoporosis. The power of a new patented form of calcium called SAC, or Sigma Anti-Bonding Calcium, in supporting healthy gene function may surprise you!
What is the P53 Gene?
P53 is a tumor-suppressor gene. It’s a good gene that you want actively working for you. Similar to the BCRA gene that actually protects against Breast Cancer, P53 is responsible for the production of proteins that can repair damaged cells. These proteins can also cause cancer cells to die, in a process called apoptosis.
Think of P53 as a “safety net,” protecting you from the damage that pathogenic substances can cause. Like the BRCA gene, trouble can start when the P53 gene is mutated in some way. In fact, roughly 50% of all individuals with cancer have P53 mutations. This unfortunate connection makes sense. Without healthy P53 genes, abnormal cells are allowed to survive, divide and grow.
Although the incidence of P53 gene mutations is slightly lower in Breast Cancer when compared to other kinds of cancer, a 2002 report published in the journal Breast Cancer Research found that those patients who have the P53 mutation tend to have more aggressive forms of Breast Cancer.
How Calcium Protects the P53 Gene
While the connection between P53 mutations and cancer has been clear for some time, new research is beginning to discover how certain substances can protect this important, cancer-fighting gene.
A 2011 Japanese study found that lack of calcium in the body can lead to the breakdown and mutation of the P53 gene. An investigation conducted at the University of Ferrara in Italy discovered that P53 function is directly dependent on calcium stores.
By restoring the right levels of calcium in your body, you can “turn on” the P53 gene and increase cancer cell apoptosis.
Calcium Provides Other Cancer-Fighting Benefits Too
A 2013 German report published in the journal Biochimica Biophysica Acta also discovered that increased levels of calcium can kick up Natural Killer (NK) cell production.
Calcium has another very important effect in the body. This has to do with pH levels. You may already know that cancer thrives in an acidic environment. In fact, cancer cells perpetuate this environment by releasing lactic acid which helps them to “hide” from the immune system. New studies link lactic acid production directly to the “Warburg Effect” of tumor growth and metastasis.
Calcium has the ability to neutralize lactic acid and expose cancer cells to immune system T Cells and NK cells. It helps maintain a “weak” alkaline environment (close to neutral but slightly alkaline). This is a deadly environment for cancer.
What is Sigma Anti-Bonding Calcium (SAC) and Is It Right for You?
If you are confused about calcium supplementation, you are not alone! While some doctors tout the advantages of conventional calcium supplements for healthy bones, other studies, including a major one conducted by John Hopkins University, found that these kinds of supplements, mostly in the form of calcium citrate, increased the risk of heart disease in both men and women. Some so-called bone-building pharmaceuticals may even increase your risk for Breast Cancer. To learn the “real deal” about traditional calcium supplementation and Breast Cancer, be sure to check out this blog.
That being said, keep in mind there is a HUGE difference between commercial calcium supplements and quality, research-based products that are specifically designed to combat dis-eases such as cancer. If you are on a Healthy Breast journey, I recommend a supplement called MaraGen by Pronuvia.
MaraGen uses a state-of-the-art formula of super-absorbent calcium called Sigma Anti-Bonding Calcium (SAC) discovered by Dr. Paul Lee in 2009. The main danger with most calcium supplements is lack of absorbency. When calcium is not absorbed properly in the body, deposits can develop which can affect heart health. SAC is absorbed in the body through vascular passive transport and does not rely on protein synthesis nor vitamin D conversion. This makes it 200 times more soluble than regular calcium supplements or calcium obtained through food.
The MaraGen formula uses SAC as well as other super-antioxidants selenium, magnesium and zinc to maintain pH, detox the body, protect the P53 gene and strengthen the immune system. This allows your body to do its job of flushing out cancer cells naturally.
(To be totally transparent, this product is costly, especially if you are supplementing multiple times per day. It is not your typical calcium supplement but requires cutting edge technology to produce this type of supplement.)
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr V”) is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror.com and The 7 Essentials System®. This step-by-step guide empowers you with knowledge so you Never Have to Fear Breast Cancer Again! To watch a FREE webinar about the 7 steps for beating breast cancer naturally, Click Here