Updated 13 June 2016
Update March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed. They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions by people who are using GcMAF.
See also update on Probiotics for Bio-Live Fermented Probiotic Liquid
Here’s a list of where to get supplements from if you live in the UK. It is a work-in-progress, so if the supplement you’re looking for isn’t on this list, keep checking back.
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The suppliers I have selected are the distillation of my personal research. They are the best value source of specific brands of supplements to date, but this is just my personal opinion.
Please do not take this list as set-in-stone, or the best of breed. New studies and new supplements and suppliers are always emerging, so please do your own research and shop around. If you would like to share your findings, please leave a comment below. You will be helping many cancer patients who are trying to make their money go further!
Most of my sources are UK- or EU-based. That’s because shipping is usually faster, and you will not incur customs or VAT for EU shipping.
If you live in the US, then lucky you – you’ve got iHerb and e-Vitamins who sell discounted supplements. The problem with supplements in the UK is that most of them have to be imported, and so prices are higher. If you have friends visiting from the US, order your supplements from iHerb and e-Vitamins, have them shipped to your friends and get them to bring them over.
Ordering from the US and shipping to the UK: If you do order from the US, please be aware that shipping sometimes takes weeks, and anything over £17 (I think) will incur customs duty and VAT – I’ve been stung by this before. This usually takes the cost of the supplement well over what you would pay from a UK company. Also, please be aware that a number of retailers on Amazon.co.uk are based in the US and you will be hit by the same customs duty and VAT charges (on top of shipping!).
If you want your supplements delivered quickly, order from a UK retailer.
Discounts for bulk orders: If you are ordering in bulk, it is worth asking for a discount. Play the cancer card if necessary – supplements are expensive! Send the retailers a nice e-mail setting out your health issue and ask for a discount. Most will give you a discount. I have only been refused by a few who claim that they already offer discounts on their products (Healthmonthly.co.uk is one of them). Detoxpeople.eu have loyalty schemes and discounts – I have found dealing with them a pleasure. They are professional and knowledgeable, even if their prices aren’t always the lowest (!). BTW, Detoxpeople.eu is the same company as Yourhealthbasket.co.uk.
Another company I have found who exceed expectations is Oriveda.nl – they are one of the best for mushroom extracts. Their response time to e-mails is fantastic and they are experts in mushroom extracts.
Please do not feel you have to take every supplement on this list. If you did, you would be jiggling around like a piggy-bank. It is just not healthy to overload your liver with too many supplements.
You will also want to vary your supplements on a regular basis (e.g. on a 3-week to 6-week cycle). Use your tumour markers as a guide to whether the supplements are working. You may also want to increase the dosage week by week, and then switch to another supplement. This way the cancer cells don’t get a chance to build up resistance to the supplement.
1. AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) – Shiitake mushroom extract: Healthmonthly.co.uk – Quality of Life Labs AHCC Rx (500mg). This is a very expensive extract, so shop around. Another Shiitake variant is Lentinex which is a liquid extract. Currently under trial and not available commercially. Lentinex is manufactured by Glyconova. Contact: email@example.com