O2 MYGA III, Sundance Nachez mineral water, SNMW
Bogus mineral solution advertised to prevent and treat cancer and other degenerative diseases by “raising cellular oxygen levels.” Also called O2 MYGA III and Sundance Nachez mineral water, the product is said to “simulate natural spring mineral water” and is prepared with igneous rock, iron pyrite, weak acids and bases. Its supposed efficacy is based on the false theory that a high-oxygen environment is lethal to cancer cells and that its minerals “tag” cancer cells for recognition and elimination by the immune system. Despite the claims by the manufacturer, no clinical evidence supports the use of this product.
In February 2002, a Washington nurse was indicted after administering intravenous MICOM to a cancer patient who subsequently died from kidney and heart failure. A physician testified that high levels of potassium in MICOM caused the death. This product has also been found to be contaminated with bacteria (1).
- Cancer prevention
- Cancer treatment
- Circulatory disorders
- Cognitive improvement
- Drug withdrawal symptoms
- HIV and AIDS
- Strength and stamina
- Said to be prepared with igneous rock, iron pyrite, weak acids and bases.
Mechanism of Action
The product web site claims that conditions of low cellular oxygen cause and are indicative of cancer and that MICOM raises cellular oxygen levels to 10-13 ppm, allowing detoxification and reduced organ burden. No evidence shows that MICOM raises cellular oxygen levels. Additionally, research shows that oxygen neither prevents nor inhibits cancer growth, tumors grow rapidly in tissues that are well supplied with oxygenated blood, and absence of oxygen does not stimulate tumor growth in vitro or in vivo. The web site also claims the theory that the mineral water will “tag” cancer cells so they might be recognized and eliminated by the immune system, which is against current scientific understanding.
No formal pharmacokinetic studies have been performed with MICOM.
Intravenous preparations of MICOM have been found contaminated with bacteria, possibly leading to the death of at least one patient.
Case Reports: A 52-year old man with colon and liver cancer experienced kidney and heart failure leading to death after intravenous infusion of MICOM found to be contaminated with bacteria. A physician testified that high levels of potassium in MICOM caused the man's death. A second patient with brain cancer experienced infection, pneumonia, and kidney failure after infusion with the same contaminated product.(1)
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