GCP & A.H.C.C.~~Two Clinically Proven Products Beneficial to Prostate Cancer Patients

Author: Dr. Aaron Katz, Professor of Urology, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/NYC; additional editorial by Patricia Anne Mastroddi-Emond, PULSE Nutritional

GCP and its Role in Prostate Cancer

Historically, the Japanese have significantly lower rates of certain types of cancers – such as breast and prostate – and other diseases such as cardiovascular and osteoporosis. Diet seems a main contributory factor, with the soybean eaten far more than in the United States. As of late, however, Americans have become far more knowledgeable about the many benefits of Isoflavone-rich foods such as soybeans/nuts, soymilk, tofu, miso. Additionally, American staples such as Isoflavone-packed legumes – chic peas, lentils, navy beans, etc., are being recognized and eaten for good health in more abundance.

More important to the cancer patient, however, should be the knowledge that “fermented” soy products – typical ones being miso, natto, tempeh, appear to be more beneficial than the soymilk, beans and copious soy supplements found on nearly every health food store shelf.

Simply put, “aglycones” are abundantly distributed and absorbable by the human body in fermented soy products. While Isoflavone glycosides are more difficult to absorb, as it is surmised that the glycosides are partially hydrolyzed by gastric acids. Therefore, eating fermented soy products will yield you a better quality and higher Genistein content. This is important as the “Genistein” portion of the soy Isoflavone is considered by many experts, nutritionists and proven in clinical study to be the most beneficial component of Isoflavone, with major responsibility for yielding its natural anti-angiogenesis (blocking blood vessel formation of malignant tissue) and anti-tumor capabilities. Consumption of more fermented soy products makes excellent sense, therefore, and should be attempted.
Another breakthrough for cancer patients – particularlythose with prostate cancer – is ingestion of GCP or Genistein Concentrated Polysaccharide. In addition to eating those foods rich in Fermented soy, GCP has proven itself a breakthrough product exported from Japan for its ability to bring patients a highly concentrated fermented soy functional food with Natural Anti-Tumor/Anti-Angiogenesis properties inducing apoptosis (cell death) to tumor cells and tissues. Available in capsule form, it contains 75 mg Genistein (per clinical dose of 3 grams) and is achieving outstanding results in test studies.
For my patients who do not wish radiation and/or surgery we studied GCP in the laboratory to find out its mechanism of action. In our studies here (Columbia Presbyterian) we found it to have dramatic effect on controlling and killing prostate cancer cells…even aggressive prostate cancer cells. As no side effects were noted, the disease was controlled and cancer cells stopped from growing while maintaining the patient’s quality of life, making GCP a very valuable alternative/holistic treatment whether used alone or with conventional treatments.
What about the Polysaccharides?
Along with potent Genistein Concentration, the last letter of the product name “p” stands for polysaccharides (a carbohydrate containing 3 or more molecules of simple carbohydrates) – those found in Basidiomycetes (a specific medicinal mushroom species) that have 2 important functions:
  • To convert the Isoflavone glycosides into more useful Isoflavone aglycones, and
  • To enhance immune response and anti-tumor activity while working synergistically with the Genistein’s effects on anti-angiogensis.
Completely side effect free, studies continue currently at Columbia Presbyterian in New York City. For more information on this product and how to obtain it, you may call PULSE Nutritional, Also, more information, (supplement chart, etc.) can be found at www.pulsenutritional.com and at www.GCPResearch.com.
~~~~~~~ Companion to GCP ~~~~~~~ A.H.C.C.
As told by Dr. Fred Pecatore MD and interpreted and expanded upon by Patricia-Mastroddi-Emond, PULSE Nutritional 
  A.H.C.C. – Active Hexose Correlated Compound
“I have used A.H.C.C . compound for various types of situations…on cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy/radiation, on Chronic Fatigue patients and on Hepatitis C patients. While most all patients have benefited, the results with Hepatitis C patients particularly captured my attention, as the results were astounding! It decreased viral loads by 85% or more, many times in as little as 2-3 months.” These are the words of Dr. Fred Pescatore, who in addition to his busy practice was honored to be one of the presenters at the Annual A.H.C.C. Research Association Symposium in Sapporo, Japan. Since 1994 over 300 medical doctors and researchers gather to discuss and present ongoing research and clinical trials involving A.H.C.C. Continues Dr. Pescatore “Like GCP, this Japanese export is another outstanding product used for well over a decade in Japan. In fact, it is the Number One selling nutritional supplement there!”
What is A.H.C.C.?
AHCC stands for Active Hexose Correlated Compound, a highly bioactive hexose molecule. Having made a tremendous impact on improving the quality of life in Japan. It is now available in the United States in the last several years. A.H.C.C.has grown in popularity among both the conventional and alternative medical communities. In fact, relays Dr. Pescatore…it has been recommended in over 700 hospitals and medical centers and contains to grow in recognition as a truly outstanding product for modulating the immune system.
While the beneficial effects of A.H.C.C. are well documented and clinically impressive, the product itself is not complex to explain. Like many traditional Japanese medicinals derived from nature, A.H.C.C. is comprised of revered medicinal mushrooms using a patented formulation and hydrolization process. While there are a few different A.H.C.C. products on the market today, the complex is as either described or is composed of rice bran (arabinoxylane) modified by mushroom mycelia. The patented fermentation and hydrolization process draws out the medicinal properties. Either way, its well-documented success is undisputed. Dr. Pescatore expands further:
*Studies show that A.H.C.C. increases the quality of life parameters for patients with cancer, HIV, chronic fatigue, diabetes and immune disorders.
*Published research demonstrates its anti-tumor effects and ability to increase median survival rate and quality of life in cancer patients.
*Taken concurrently with chemotherapy and radiation, it improves blood pathology (reduces anemia associated with chemo), reduces liver injury and negative side effects of these treatments while increasing positive tumor shrinking effects of the therapies.
*It benefits have also been documented to help with Diabetes, Normalizing Blood Pressure, Modulating the Endocrine System, Viral Infections and even helps conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
Using A.H.C.C. Along With GCP
Additionally, Dr. Katz believes combining A.H.C.C. with GCP yields a particularly synergistic therapy for prostate cancer patients in lowering PSA and helping kills cancer cells. He states “As prostate cancer is one of the most difficult cancers in men to control, we used one of human prostate cancer cell lines- PC-3 as the target cell in our study at Columbia Presbyterian.” Adds Patricia Mastroddi-Emond of PULSE Nutritional . . .this compound is revealed by oncologists, MD’s and patients we work with for its ability to significantly multiply NK (Natural Killer) Cell activity, increasing the body’s natural ability to fight cancer and virus infected cells. Importantly, it also increases the formation of TNF’s (Tumor Necrosis Factors) that help destroy and stimulating the activity of key immune cells, such as T- and B-Cells. Studies continue in the U.S. at such notable places as Columbia Presbyterian University, University of California-Davis, Thomas Jefferson University-Philadelphia and New York Medical College.
The Bottom Line
While not every treatment is right for every person, one thing is certain: The Immune System is a remarkable, complex system that needs to be kept fine-tuned to run smoothly and keep going. Products such  as GCP and A.H.C.C. can do so very much to help the Immune System, particularly the compromised Immune System, to rebuild and help halt disease and metastasis of disease.
For further information on GCP and A.H.C.C. and how to obtain these products, contact PULSE Nutritional & Health Products toll free at 1-800-783-9109 or by emailing patricia@pulsenutritional.com. You can also learn more about A.H.C.C. by visiting PULSE on the web at www.pulsenutritional.com and www.AHCCResearch.com.