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Carotenoids for Cancer?

When I first read about carotenoids, I remember the carrot oil-based day cream I’d bought from Burt’s Bees:

“Replenish and revive skin with Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme. This lightweight formula features carrot seed oil, which is believed to naturally stimulate skin cell turnover. It also delivers beta-carotene to nourish skin, avocado oil to moisturize and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate.”

Back then in the early 2000s, “Natural”, “organic” or food-based skin care products were seen as hippy.

But you know what? These “go natural” folks got the right formula all along, especially in anti-aging, disease-fighting foods.

When my father was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, my first instinct was to build up/maintain his immune system because I remember one of my uncles (himself a cancer survivor) sharing with me that:

“When chemotherapy and radiotherapy kill the cancer cells in your body, they also kill the healthy cells. This is why it’s important to BUILD up the immune system after cancer treatment.”

If you’ve seen cancer patients, you’ll see frail, shrinking, thin bodies and food is the last thing on their minds. That’s bad because the body needs to keep up its immune system in order to fight this war.

SURVIVOR: 18 years and counting

When you hear about Mr Masato Sakai’s cancer survivor story, you’ll be INSPIRED! Please share it with others so you can inspire them too.


Do you see two bags hanging onto his body? They were for his faeces and urine.

In August 1999, he was diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his bladder, prostate and anus.

He decided to opt for surgery to:
– remove his bladder
– remove his anus
– remove 40 cm of his large intestine

After ALL the surgeries, he also underwent chemotherapy and what do you know? The doctors told him he had 6 months to live.

That’s when he decided to try natural supplements.

Of course, life is not that simple – he spent a lot of money on various types of natural supplements before he stumbled upon Super Lutein.

Why stumbled?

Well, he took Lutein supplements to improve his eye health 🙂

Isn’t that a lovely surprise?

His story is definitely an inspiring one for cancer patients.

If you’d like to know more about these lutein supplements please contact me here.

In 1999, a Japanese company called Naturally Plus developed the golden formula of essential carotenoids in Super Lutein for busy Japanese workers who cannot consume their daily dose of fruits and vegetables 🙂

3 capsules of Super Lutein supplement your daily diet from:

  • 4 servings of fruits
  • 5 servings of vegetables from 6 different colours of fruits and vegetables

Cancer patients need more because they are fighting against time – the multiplication of free radicals (cancer cells) in their bodies.

Read this article “Potential Role of Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease” (2014)

Skin cancer Stage 3

For instance, Ben is a 68 year old male cancer *survivor* living in Los Angeles, USA.

In Nov 2014, he was undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 3 melanoma skin cancer.

6 Carotenoids: lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, crocetin


Carotenoid supplements were developed and made in Japan for hardworking Japanese who were too busy to take their daily 7 portions of fruits and vegetables.

Lucky for him, his brother sat next to a Naturally Plus distributor who told him about the benefits of 6 types of carotenoids (lutein, lycopene, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, zeaxanthin, lycopene and crocetin) for blood, eyes, breasts, colon, skin, nerves and uterus.

Ben’s brother decided to order IZUMIO and Super Lutein for him.

After Chemotherapy (Round 1):

  • He had a 40 degree C fever,
  • spent 2 1/2 hours of shivering under his blanket,
  • his skin itched!!!
  • Plus, he had insomnia
  • He had to stay home for 20 days – 10 of which was spent feeling nauseous at the sight of food

Chemotherapy (Round 2)

  • only 4 days of discomfort – he could even drive back to the hospital to retrieve his jacket. The nurses were SHOCKED to see him up and about so soon!

Chemotherapy (Round 3)

  • Day 1 – he could sleep. No insomnia.
  • Day 2 – he drove out to town to buy food 🙂

How is Ben doing now?

Nausea, lack of appetite are the common side effects of chemotherapy but Hydrogen water and supplements may have helped to counter the side effects.

More importantly, he could eat REAL FOOD to rebuild his immune system.

Now, Ben is alive and going around sharing his success story with everyone he meets!

Which would you choose?

It’s your decision. Please contact me here if you’d like to know more about these dietary supplements.

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