A Natural Approach to HPV
Watching and waiting to see if your HPV progresses into something more serious can be stressful and cause frustration. Papillex contains ingredients that research has shown to help the immune system respond to HPV naturally. It also contains replenishing nutrients that tend to be deficient in cases of persistent HPV infections.
Low levels of dietary carotenoids have been shown in women with HPV and are associated with an increased risk of persistent HPV infections.The risk is increased by 50% for the development of oncogenic HPV. High levels of vegetable consumption, specifically higher cis-lycopene concentrations, have been show to decrease HPV persistence by 54%.Increased levels of lycopene in the blood is also associated with a decreased risk of CIN 1, 3, and cervical cancer.
Eat Your Vegetables!
One study showed higher dietary intakes of dark green and deep yellow vegetables and fruit being associated with almost 50% decreased relative risk of CIN 3 compared to the group that did not consume these vegetables. This shows the importance of loading up on richly-pigmented vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, carrots, mangos, sweet potatoes, spinach and kale to support homeostasis and a healthy microbiome. A daily serving of Papillex™ contains the equivalent of 3/4 cup of frozen cooked spinach, 3 cups of raw carrots, or 2.5 cups of raw cantaloupe daily.
Indole-3-carbinol, DIM, and sulphoraphane are powerful metabolites found in broccoli family vegetables that support the body in the repair of DNA damage and have been shown to lower the risk of cancer. Small human trials suggest indole-3-carbinol (I3C) supplementation may be beneficial in treating conditions related to HPV, including cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. One study showed a statistically significant regression of CIN in patients treated with oral I3C, despite higher prevalence of positive HPV findings in treatment groups.
Sulforaphane specifically was shown to stop the growth of cancer cells by causing apoptosis, or cell death, of their key components. These important ingredients are found in: cabbage, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale. To garner the same benefit as a daily serving of Papillex™, you would need to eat one head of broccoli, 2 cups of Brussels sprouts, or 2.8 cups of raw cabbage per day…that’s a lot of crunchy greens!
Studies have found that individuals with a folate deficiency have an increased risk of positive HPV status, as well as an increased risk of progression to cervical and oral cancer.
There may be a relationship between low levels of folate in the blood and high-risk HPV infection through the promotion of CIN development. Folate rich foods include: dark green leafy vegetables (such as: spinach, asparagus and Brussels sprouts), nuts and beans, and liver. A daily serving of Papillex contains the equivalent of 5 ounces of poultry liver, 4 cups of chickpeas, or 40 spears of asparagus.
Vitamin C Is Correlated With Lower Prevalence of HPV
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant; research studies conclude that individuals with higher Vitamin C levels have a lower HPV viral load, and decreased frequency of the development of oral and cervical cancer.
Foods highest in Vitamin C include: yellow bell peppers, guavas, dark green vegetables (especially kale and turnip greens), kiwi and broccoli. A daily serving of Papillex™ contains the equivalent of 1/2 yellow pepper, 1 guavas or 2 cups of kale.
Green tea, or camelia sinensis, has long been known as a powerful anti-viral and anti-infective plant that stimulates the immune system. Green tea is often used topically for genital warts and cervical dysplasia. Orally, green tea intake has been associated with slowed progression and decreased risk of cancer through its strong antioxidant effects. A daily serving of Papillex™ contains the equivalent of 2.5 cups of green tea with a guaranteed low level of caffeine. For those who are sensitive to caffeine, no need to worry!
Vitamin E has been shown through clinical studies to inhibit cancer cell growth and support the immune system through its powerful antioxidant capabilities. The a-tocopherol succinate isomer, the main part of Vitamin E and knocks out HPV, shows reductions in immune system suppression that may be caused by a virus, as well as anti-tumour effects of high potency against HPV-16 using the specific immune cells and uses tumour necrosis actions to shut down tumour cells. Low levels of Vitamin E have been seen in cervical cancer patients, showing high positive rates for HPV-16 and 18 in research. Foods high in Vitamin E include: cooked spinach, almonds, roasted sunflower seeds, avocados and fish. A daily serving of Papillex™ contains the equivalent of 32 cups of cooked spinach, 3 cups of whole almonds, or 28 whole avocados. WOW!
Individuals with cervical dysplasia have been reported to have low levels of selenium, an essential trace mineral. In recent animal studies, selenium has also been shown to increase cell death in HPV infected cells. Selenium is a difficult nutrient to provide the body with, as many of our soils are depleted of this essential mineral. Foods that are generally higher in selenium include: brazil nuts, oysters, tuna and sunflower seeds. A daily serving of Papillex™ contains the equivalent of 3 oysters, 4 ounces of tuna, or 3 brazil nuts.
Astragalus membranaceus, a powerful immune modulator, has been used for centuries to promote resilience in the body. Recent studies have shown the herbs impact on the growth of abnormal cervical epithelial cells; halting cell growth and reducing expression. In an in vitro study, an Astragalus injection into CIN cells slowed down the bad cell growth, regulating immune cell contents, and causing cell death of the CIN cells. The study concluded that on a cellular level, Astragalus can reduce the survival of infected cells, the effect increasing with higher doses.
The Reishi mushroom has been celebrated for its antiviral properties over thousands of years. Clinical studies have shown that the use of these medicinal mushrooms has dramatically impacted the clearance rate of HPV, both vaginal and oral. Extracts of Reishi, or Ganoderma lucidum stopped the growth of HPV-infected cells by stopping the cell cycle and causing cell death in transformed cervical cells.
Papillex can be an excellent way to support your body during the “watch and wait” period between pap smears. It contains therapeutic dosages of clinically research ingredients that help support the immune system when concerned with HPV.
Why watch and wait, when you can be proactive? Order Papillex today!