Cellect

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Cellect

For Patients & Caregivers

How It Works

Cellect has not been shown to treat cancer in humans.

Cellect is a line of dietary supplements that includes gelatin, cod liver oil, and different blends that consist of vitamin E, minerals, shark cartilage and milk thistle. It is thought to help maintain the body’s normal functions, to boost the immune system, and to help fight cancer by fixing the body’s chemical imbalances. However, none of these claims is backed by scientific evidence.

Purported Uses
  • Cancer Treatment
    Evidence is lacking to support this claim.
  • Health maintenance
    Evidence is lacking to support this claim.
  • Immunostimulation
    Evidence is lacking to support this claim.
Patient Warnings

Cellect has not been studied in clinical trials and there is no evidence that it can be used to prevent or treat any diseases in humans. We do not support using this product as a cancer treatment.

Do Not Take If
  • You are pregnant or lactating
Side Effects
  • Upset stomach
  • Loose stools
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For Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Summary

Cellect has not been studied in clinical trials and there is no evidence that it can be used to prevent or treat any diseases. We do not support using this product as a cancer treatment.

Cellect is a line of dietary supplements that include gelatin, cod liver oil, and different blends that consist of vitamin E, minerals, shark cartilage and milk thistle. It is marketed as a vitamin program purported to maintain the body’s normal functions, to help boost the immune system, and to treat cancer by alleviating the body’s chemical imbalances. Although shark cartilage was examined for its antitumor and antiangiogenic activities in vitro and in animal models, clinical trials indicate that it is ineffective.

Cellect should not be confused with a device that is used to separate cells.

Purported Uses
  • Cancer treatment
  • Health maintenance
  • Immunostimulant
Mechanism of Action

The mechanism of action is not known. Some constituents of Cellect, such as shark cartilage and milk thistle, have been studied for their anticancer properties. Cellect has not been studied in clinical trials and there is no evidence that it can be used to prevent or treat any diseases.

Contraindications

Pregnant or lactating women should consult their physician before using this product.

Adverse Reactions
  • Upset stomach
  • Loose stools
Dosage (OneMSK Only)
References
  1. Cellect. http://www.cellect.org. Accessed August 12, 2019.

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