Sun Farms Vegetable Soup
Sun Farms Vegetable Soup
This information describes the common uses of Sun Farms Vegetable Soup, how it works, and its possible side effects.

Common Name

Sun Soup, Selected vegetables, SV

How It Works

Sun Farms Vegetable Soup has not been shown to treat or prevent cancer.

Sun Farms Vegetable Soup contains soybean, shiitake mushroom, mung bean, red date, scallion, garlic, lentil bean, leek, hawthorn fruit, onion, American ginseng, angelica root, licorice, dandelion root, senegal root, ginger, olive, sesame seed, and parsley. Scientists are unsure of exactly how it works because only a few laboratory studies have tested it.

In mice taking dried Sun Soup powder, tumor growth was slowed by 53–74% compared to mice not taking the powder. Laboratory tests show that Sun Soup contains inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), a compound that slows that formation and growth of cancer cells in laboratory and animals studies. Sun Soup also contains genistein, daidzein, and coumestrol, which are phytoestrogens (also called isoflavones) found in soybeans. In the laboratory, genistein slows the growth of blood vessels that feed tumors, damages the DNA of cancer cell lines, and, along with daidzein and coumestrol, inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells. Shiitake mushrooms contain lentinan, which may stimulate the immune system. A study in mice found that shiitake extract and mung bean extract slowed the growth of tumors.

However, despite all of these anticancer activities in the laboratory setting, it is still not known whether Sun Soup will have an antitumor effect in the human body.

Purported Uses

  • To prevent and treat cancer
    Small pilot studies show that Sun Soup may increase survival in late-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients, but its use in treatment or prevention of other cancers has not been studied.
  • To treat HIV and AIDS
    No scientific evidence supports this use. A clinical trial of Sun Soup in HIV patients is underway.
  • To stimulate the immune system
    Although some laboratory studies show that the chemicals found in Sun Soup stimulate certain aspects of the immune system, it is not known if this effect occurs in the human body.
  • To maintain the weight lost with diseases like cancer and HIV/AIDS
    A small pilot study in late-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients supports this use.

Side Effects

Sun Soup can cause gastrointestinal fullness or bloating.