Insulin Potentiation Therapy
What is IPT?
Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) is a simple medical protocol in which a practitioner administers the hormone, insulin, followed by glucose, along with chemotherapy drugs.
What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas to manage the delivery of glucose across cell membranes into cells. Every cell in the body has insulin receptors.
What does IPT do?
The purpose of IPT is to make lower doses of drugs work better with less toxicity. It directs cell-killing drugs more specifically and effectively into the cancer cells only, allowing drastically reduced doses of the drugs to kill malignant cells and shrink tumors without surgery, radiation or harm to normal tissues.
How does IPT work?
Research and clinical trials are needed to show the exact mechanisms behind IPT, but scientists theorize that it makes cell membranes, as well as the blood-brain barrier, more permeable and increases the uptake of drugs into cells. IPT may also alter blood chemistry and immune function in a way that supports health.
How does IPT help drugs target and destroy cancer cells?
IPT selectively delivers anti-cancer drugs to malignant cells and makes them more susceptible to those drugs. It allows smaller doses of chemotherapeutic agents to single out and destroy cancer cells.
IPT is based on two properties of cancer cells:
IPT is multifunctional: Scientists theorize that IPT may stimulate diverse insulin-related mechanisms, like detoxification, immune function and angiogenesis and there are reports that, in addition to cancer, IPT can be used to treat such diverse conditions as arthritis, infectious diseases (like herpes, hepatitis C & AIDS), as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological diseases.