Apr 25, 2013 - 11:28 am
John hopefully you will provide some information here, also perhaps Tony. I know you have both mentioned this supplement.
NCI site detailed information:
Hydrazine sulfate is a chemical compound that has been studied as a treatment for cancer and certain side effects caused by cancer.
Hydrazine sulfate may block the tumor from taking in glucose, which is a type of sugar that tumor cells need to grow.
In randomized clinical trials (a type of research study), hydrazine sulfate did not make tumors shrink or go away. In some randomized trials, however, hydrazine sulfate was reported to be helpful in treating anorexia and cachexia caused by cancer.
Hydrazine sulfate is sold as a dietary supplement in the United States. The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of hydrazine sulfate as a cancer treatment, except in clinical trials.
As many of you have experienced with your loved ones or yourself, loss of muscle mass and body weight is a devastating aspect of advanced cancer. There are studies that indicate benefit from hydrazine sulfate as it relates to improvement in metabolism, appetite, and less cancer-related muscle wasting.
If anyone on the site is currently using this supplement or has considered it, could you kindly post your thoughts here?
Best to all -- Cynthia