good info...thanks!Sodium selenite supposedly kills cancer cells through oxidation according to studies, if this is the correct way of describing its action. Correct me if I am wrong.
It is only a specific sodium selenite that has anticancer activity according to one of the studies under, quote:
"However, it is now firmly established that only an inorganic sodium selenite with four-valent Se, and not that with six-valent (selenate) cation shows anticancer activity."
Sodium Selenite as an Anticancer Agent. - PubMed - NCBI
Application of Sodium Selenite in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancers
Rationale for the treatment of cancer with sodium selenite. - PubMed - NCBI
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/graham.lyons?dsn=directory.file;field=data;id=19832;m=view&ved=2ahUKEwjNucaSsr3hAhVBYlAKHdXzBbAQFjADegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3vwvD_gA96AWVsm_ihEoRF&cshid=1554620194017 (Document download from university)
Selenite-induced autophagy antagonizes apoptosis in colorectal cancer cells in vitro and in vivo
Sodium Selenite Benefits Are Numerous
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...WMAJ6BAgJEAE&usg=AOvVaw0COeJ0ZlqWb5fNuEI9zEEd (downloadable document Chinese study)
Sodium Selenite Induces Superoxide-Mediated Mitochondrial Damage and Subsequent Autophagic Cell Death in Malignant Glioma Cells
Sodium selenite induces apoptosis in colon cancer cells via Bax-dependent mitochondrial pathway
Combined effect of sodium selenite and docetaxel on PC3 metastatic prostate cancer cell line | Estudo Geral
Effect of Sodium Selenite on Gene Expression of SELF, SELW, and TGR Selenoproteins in Adenocarcinoma Cells of the Human Prostate
Comparative proteomics analysis of sodium selenite-induced apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells - Metallomics (RSC Publishing)
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...WMAV6BAgAEAE&usg=AOvVaw1cXNRiJrukr87GvSMLvUqb (downloadable document study)
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...WMAh6BAgCEAE&usg=AOvVaw3bunZz7Lz5Bc6AoyYx-E2M (downloadable document study, sodium selenite reverses chemotherapy resistance in cancer study)
Sodium selenite destroys cancer cells by selectively generating toxic free radicals (reactive oxygen species) which target the destruction of the mitochondria in cancer cells, however not in healthy cells.
Sodium selenite helps with the repair of damaged genes (DNA segments). This reduces the risk of new cancers being formed.
Numerous human studies with sodium selenite support the use of this form of selenium as a possible additional treatment for cancer patients and for preventing new or recurring cases of cancer.
In a randomized controlled clinical trial of sodium selenite using 200 mcg per day versus a placebo in patients with aggressive head and neck cancers, patients given the supplement showed an increased ability to destroy cancer cells. In another study it was shown that temporary use of 1,000 mcg of sodium selenite in patients with oral tumors effectively reduced potentially deadly swelling in these patients after surgery. Sodium selenite in patients with newly diagnosed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma increased the response rate to chemotherapy by 50% compared to a placebo group, and significantly increased overall survival time."
And there's many more information, studies and literature to be found on sodium selenite for cancer on the internet. Hope this helps.