BACKGROUND OF FORMULA #18
Oncologists have long recognized there are numerous dietary supplements, what have been termed "nutraceuticals," which have claimed preventative or therapeutic effectiveness against cancer. Oftentimes claims of prevention or cure have been difficult to document by standard medical science. Nonetheless medical scientists have recognized, based on reported experiences and numerous clinical studies, that some dietary supplements represent a compelling response to the need for cancer risk reduction or protection from reoccurrence. In a recent article in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (Vol.3, No. 3 – Fall 2000) by Block and Evans, the founders of GSM, entitled "Clinical Evidence Supporting Cancer Risk Reduction with Antioxidants and Implications for Diet and Supplementation," the authors concluded that
"there is sufficient pertinent scientific clinical data to indicate that certain antioxidant and nutrient supplements reduce cancer risk, clinical cancer occurrence, and/or interrupt usefully the carcinogenic process in appropriately defined [i.e., increased risk] populations. In concert, diet supplements may be a necessary and useful complement to a diet-based strategy, and are likely to be necessary for a growing segment of the U.S. population, to achieve the efficacious consequences in cancer prevention."
In the same issue of the Journal in an Editorial Commentary on the work of Block and Evans noted above, two Professors of Medicine from a famous medical school state
In this issue of JANA, Block and Evans have published a masterful review of science that addressed the complex and controversial role of antioxidants in reducing cancer risk. ...Unfortunately the nutrient and antioxidant levels in foods has fallen by 50% over the past 25 years in the United States .... Nutrition is the key to reducing the incidence of cancer. The present US nutritional status is horrific. Unless we establish a foundation of health based on nutritional science, we may continue to have an epidemic of cancer ...
The medical scientists at GSM are convinced it is now time to consider and evaluate certain dietary supplements for cancer risk reduction and protection. By contacting experts and looking at the published scientific literature on both traditional and alternative medicines, GSM identified specific anti-cancer supplements that certainly appeared to be useful, and others that were quite suggestive of being anti-cancer agents. Other nutraceuticals were supported by practice or long-standing tradition. As a result, GSM has developed a dietary supplement -- a supplement with compelling science-backed research data that supports individuals who either had cancer or are at high or increased risk for development of cancer. GSM's Formula #18 has been designed for (a) those at increased risk for cancer, (b) those who have had cancer and wish to lower the odds against reoccurrence, (c) those who have completed radiation or chemotherapy and wish to complement their therapy, and/or (d) those who want to take a supplement because of their personal concern with cancer as a frequently occurring disease.
As consumers are becoming increasingly aware, some
nutraceutical products simply do not contain the quality or amount of the
ingredients claimed. GSM is both aware
of this industry problem and recognizes how prevalent it is. As a result, GSM has a nationally recognized
independent laboratory confirm the ingredients and the level of quality of every
ingredient that is testable in every batch of Formula #18 that is
manufactured. Each Principal
Investigator involved in supervising participants enrolled has access to all
the confidential testing results confirming the quality and level of every
testable ingredient in every batch of the Formula #18.
In addition, by working only with the highest quality manufacturers,
both the participant and GSM are guaranteed that quality is assured,
verifiable, and repeatedly confirmed.