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September 9th, 2009
Texas State tests potential cancer-fighting weapon


Researchers in the Departments of Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University have completed initial testing of a cancer chemotherapeutic and anti-retroviral compound with promising results.

Dhiraj Vattem, professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Reed Richardson, professor in the Department of Agriculture, supervised the tests in cooperation with Orizon Research. Results were announced Sept. 9.

The product, known as ALKA-V6, is a proprietary modified silicon-based compound developed by Orizon Research.  All evaluations were determined through in-vitro systems and no studies have been done with animals or humans at this time. The second phase of testing for ALKA-V6 will consist of end-point evaluations in in-vivo systems. Results from second-phase testing are expected within the next 12 months.

The anticancer studies revealed ALKA-V6:

  • prevented attachment of cancer cells
  • reduced harmful mutations in the DNA
  • induced apoptosis (programmed cell death)
  • stimulated important antioxidant enzymes

The anti-retroviral studies revealed ALKA-V6:

  • increased nitric oxide dependent anti-viral effects
  • inhibited enzymes important in viral assembly, metabolism, and replication
  • caused changes in the surface carbohydrate composition and metabolism
  • inhibited the activity of the enzyme responsible for reverse transcription

The unique electrochemical and structural composition of ALKA-V6 indicates that it may provide an alternative basis for control of cancer cell growth and virus survival. However, this implication is based solely on in-vitro results and end-point in- vivo evaluations are imperative.

For information, contact Orizon Research, LLC, 4820 E. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas 79762, or via phone at (877) 367-7770.


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3 thoughts on “Texas State tests potential cancer-fighting weapon

  1. This product looks a lot like your typical snake oil food supplement. It is obvious not something that is tested and approved by FDA or anybody else as far as I can determine. It is being sold without any animal or human testing. I am kind of curious as to why TSU would lend their name and reputation to something like this.

  2. Charles –

    The FDA doesn’t test natural food supplements, only drugs. ALKA V-6 is a modified elemental silicon base substance. It’s the same Silicon found on the Periodic Table (Si). Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earth’s crust by weight, and is the second most abundant element, exceeded only by oxygen.

    The researchers state that ALKA V-6’s properties are very unique, both chemically and electrochemically.

    ALKA V-6, prior to the rights being acquired by Orizon Research, has been on the market for the last 6-7 years under the Alka Vita label. People who have used the product have received astonishing health benefits by the improvement it makes to the human immune system.

    TSU is seeking to verify what a lot of people who use ALKA V-6 already know. And so far, research is backing the claims up!

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