When over to the Nutricology homepage, and later discovered that it actually Nutricology's Artemisinin is provided by Allergy Research Group but at a lower price as compared to ARG.
So what we have here is one of the highest quality product (from ARG) and at a reasonable price.
Very highly recommended.
Researchers at the University of Washington have updated a traditional Chinese medicine to create a compound that is more than 1,200 times more specific in killing certain kinds of cancer cells than currently available drugs, heralding the possibility of a more effective chemotherapy drug with minimal side effects.
The new compound puts a novel twist on the common anti-malarial drug artemisinin, which is derived from the sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua L). Sweet wormwood has been used in herbal Chinese medicine for at least 2,000 years, and is eaten in salads in some Asian countries.
“The compound is like a special agent planting a bomb inside the cell,” said Tomikazu Sasaki, chemistry professor at UW and senior author of the study.
Cancer drug designers are faced with the unique challenge that cancer cells develop from our own normal cells, meaning that most ways to poison cancer cells also kill healthy cells. Most available chemotherapies are very toxic, destroying one normal cell for every five to 10 cancer cells killed, Sasaki said. This is why chemotherapy’s side effects are so devastating, he said.
“Side effects are a major limitation to current chemotherapies,” Sasaki said. “Some patients even die from them.”
The compound Sasaki and his colleagues developed kills 12,000 cancer cells for every healthy cell, meaning it could be turned into a drug with minimal side effects. A cancer drug with low side effects would be more effective than currently available drugs, since it could be safely taken in higher amounts.
According to CANCERActive website, Artemisinin annua has been shown to kill cancer cells, especially when bound to iron. “By itself, artemisinin is about 100 times more selective in killing cancer cells as opposed to normal cells. But the tagged compound was 34,000 times more potent.” So I wish this manufacturere would bind the artemisinin to iron.
However, it still seems to be keeping my metastisized cancer at bay.