Old 12-13-2011, 06:02 PM
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Default Seaweed extract blocks HPV -- GML

ok so i will be taking the lipo vit.c and the HPV that gets in the cells will have a problem staying there and multiplying bcuz the vitamin c will be fighting back,i guess that will be the process...

now i just found this and i could start using this too somehow, check it out...

what is carrageenan i would like someone to give me some info on this stuff,if you guys have ever heard of it...hohoho just kidding im sure you know it ????


(NaturalNews) A new study by the National Cancer Institute has revealed that a seaweed extract called carrageenan can prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) -- a sexually transmitted disease linked to cervical cancer -- from entering human cells. Researchers found that carrageenan -- derived from red algae -- strongly inhibits HPV from attaching to human cells, which prevents it from entering and infecting the cells. "We were floored by how much better it worked than anything else we have tested," said researcher John Schiller of the National Cancer Institute.
Carrageenan is already in use in sexual lubricants as a thickener, and researchers hope to eventually develop the seaweed extract into an inexpensive gel that could help curb the spread of HPV, which infects 50 percent of sexually active women between the ages of 18 and 22.
An inexpensive gel would compete with Merck's new HPV vaccine called Gardasil. An influential U.S. advisory panel recently advised all 11- and 12-year-old girls to be vaccinated with Gardasil, which is nearly 100 percent effective against the most dangerous strains of HPV. However, the three-course Gardasil vaccination costs $360, which many people cannot afford, especially in developing countries.
The researchers said carrageenan was shown to somewhat affect HIV and herpes, but that genital HPV was a thousand times more susceptible to the seaweed extract. While Gardasil comes with possible side effects including pain, swelling, erythema (redness of the skin), pruritus (itching) and fever, carrageenan is widely used in baby formula as a thickener, and is completely safe to ingest.

ok they are talking about making a gel here,so i assume they mean topical application,but i think internall is always much more effective,unless thats what they mean already...

PLUS it affects the herpes,thats a double plus in My book...


Researchers have discovered a potent inhibitor of the human papilloma viruses (HPV), particularly those types that cause cervical cancer and genital warts, according to a study published in PLoS Pathogens. The inhibitor is found in commercially available products, including sexual lubricants and baby food.

In laboratory tests, carrageenan, a compound derived from red algae, prevented HPV infection by both genital wart and cancer-causing types. "We were floored by how much better it worked than anything else we have tested. It's effective at 100-fold lower concentration than the next best inhibitor we've found," said Dr. John Schiller, senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute.

Normally, HPV attacks cells by attaching to proteins on their surface and then chemically manipulating access to the cells. Carrageenan thwarts this process by attaching to HPV and preventing its entry into cells.

Christopher Buck, lead author of the study and post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute, searched for candidate inhibitory compounds by looking for substances that were structurally similar to a key cell surface component involved in HPV infection.

"When carrageenan came up to be the clear winner, Chris started to search for products that might contain it," said Schiller. "It quickly became clear that it is widely used as a thickening agent in many foods and topically applied products. So he decided to search for sexual lubricants that might contain it as the gelling agent and came up with several. Although carrageenan was identified in a systematic screen, the serendipity that this seaweed-derived compound is already used in over-the-counter products for genital application is really quite amazing."

In spite of these promising results, it is not realistic to suggest that people rush out to buy carrageenan-containing products to prevent HPV infections. "Our results do not prove that carrageenans will work as a practical HPV topical microbicide," Schiller said. "The potent inhibition of infection of cells in dishes, coupled with the fact that carrageenan-based products are already in use for genital application, are promising, but we will need to do a well controlled clinical trial before use of any of these products as an HPV inhibitor could be recommended."

Such a product, if identified or developed, could complement the HPV vaccine recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to Schiller, who also contributed to the initial development of the HPV vaccine.

This vaccine is virtually 100% effective against some HPV strains, but it doesn't prevent infections against every strain and its cost -- about $360 for the three necessary doses -- could be prohibitive, especially for women in developing countries.

"An effective HPV microbicide could reduce the burden of HPV-related genital disease in women," Schiller said. About 10,000 American women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and about 250,000 women worldwide die from the disease annually.




Will Carrageenan or GML Prove More Effective in Preventing HPV Than Gardasil?

Could either (or both) of two commonly-used natural compounds—compounds that most people already consume frequently and safely—work better for preventing HPV infections than the Gardasil vaccination?

The short answer is that scientists don’t quite know yet, but things look extremely promising.

The Gardasil vaccine protects the body from the two strains of HPV (human papilloma virus) that currently cause approximately 70 percent of cervical cancer and the two that cause genital warts. That leaves more than 100 strains of HPV merrily making whoopee. Yikes!

And although many suspected side effects of the Gardasil vaccine, including autoimmune disorders, have been reported, one of the scariest things about it is the potential for replacement diseases. These can develop when unaffected strains of any pathogen rush to fill the void, and it’s exactly what happened with Prevnar. The pneumococcal vaccine had to be reformulated, and will doubtless have to be reformulated again and again as strains like drug-resistant 16A “unexpectedly” become even stronger.

In the case of Gardasil, because many people have lifelong exposure to HPV, multiple booster or reformulated shots seem likely—not such a good thing for the girls whose reaction to Gardasil increases with each of the three shots. Clearly anything that would reliably block ALL strains of HPV would be a vast improvement.


Glycerol monolaurate (GML) recently made headlines when researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered that a vaginally-applied gel containing the naturally occurring compound protected monkeys from becoming infected with HIV.

GML is already widely used as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent in food and cosmetics, and it is extremely cheap. If the discovery pans out, cheers will be heard around the world. It would have the potential to save millions of lives.

And the compound would very likely protect against other sexually transmitted infections, too—including all strains of the dread HPV. It has already been shown, at least in vitro, to inhibit growth of nearly all sexually transmitted diseases as well as other causes of vaginal infections, yet it doesn’t affect normal bacteria. Because it is so cheap and could probably be sold over-the-counter, it could rapidly become very widely used.

Research is continuing.


Scientists have been zeroing in on carageenan for a while. Although it’s derived from red seaweed, even the most anti-health food zealot has probably consumed it many times as a thickener in their ice cream, beer or toothpaste

Drs. Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, senior research scientists at NIH's National Cancer Institute, are currently not only working on an HPV shot to be used in developing countries (where the benefits almost certainly outweigh the risks) but also on formulating a preventative ointment, on the principle that since shots are expensive both to buy and to administer, they should look for a simpler approach.

In July 2007 the scientists reported that they had found that a lubricant containing carrageenan was able to very successfully block HPV infection in mice. They’re now organizing a clinical trial to find out whether it will work as effectively in humans.

Interestingly, their study also threw up the possibility that over-the-counter vaginal contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 (N-9) could actually substantially raise the risk for genital HPV infection in women.

A note of caution: As a food additive, carrageenan is suspected of playing a role in intestinal inflammation and possibly inflammatory bowel disease. Also, South African trials of Carraguard, a microbicide containing carrageenan, found it could be safely applied on a daily basis but was ineffective against HIV.

Bottom line: Some personal lubricants already contain carrageenan, so although it would be unwise to rely on them as an HPV preventative at this point, using one liberally (remembering that HPV is spread skin-to-skin) is probably not going to do you any harm and could well have a protective effect. Choose carefully to avoid potential clashes with spermicides etc.

I know its long,comment guys please i am interested in this seaweed and GML,are they safe to use internally? can they be used?? what is the first apart what the name says,and what the hell is GML??, give me all you got and i mean everything ...thank you in advance

p.s all theese researches are from 2006-07 from what ive seen,i mean how fing long does it take,besides all theese organisations get millions of dollars,euros whatever to do what they do,i get it its not easy and not simple at all,but cmooon someone is having much more breaks than allowed during work,id say...

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