The general opinion from conventional oncologists is that antioxidant therapies interfere with the pro-oxidative effects of chemotherapy and radiation. This consensus is questionable when looking at the research.
According to Drs Simone in their review article published in the journal of Alternative Therapies “…non-prescription antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with therapeutic modalities for cancer. Furthermore, they enhance the killing of therapeutic modalities for cancer, decrease their side effects, and protect normal tissue. In 15 human studies, 3,738 patients who took non-prescription antioxidants and other nutrients actually had increased survival.”
Antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with chemotherapy or radiation therapy and can increase kill and increase survival, part 1 (Altern Ther Health Med. 2007;13(1):22-28.)
Antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with chemotherapy or radiation therapy and can increase kill and increase survival, part 2 (Altern Ther Health Med. 2007;13(2):40-46.)
Another review article from the Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal concludes “Our comprehensive data suggests that antioxidant has superior potential of ameliorating chemotherapeutic induced toxicity. Antioxidant supplementation during chemotherapy also promises higher therapeutic efficiency and increased survival times in patients.” This review included a total of 174 peer-reviewed original articles from 1967-2017 comprising 93 clinical trials with a cumulative number of 18,208 patients, 56 animal studies and 35 in vitro studies.