I was recently looking through a vitamin catalog, and found an item called MGN-3. MGN-3 enzymatically integrates rice bran with medicinal mushroom extract via hydrolysis. The claim is that it triples natural killer (NK) cell protection, enhances B-cell & T-cell activity and increases interferon levels.

–> Lane Labs, manufacturer of MGN-3

     One multiple myeloma patient was a 58-year-old man diagnosed in 1990. 
     He under- went several months of chemotherapy following his diagnosis. 
     Although his condition seemed to stabilize, his blood still showed markers 
     for multiple myeloma eight months after chemotherapy. 

He then began taking MGN-3 and in less than 6 months, follow-up lab work showed no indication of cancer. Today eight years after his initial diagnosis, he is the first patient known to have survived multiple myeloma, according to Dr. Ghoneum.
(Dr. Ghoneum is the developer of MGN-3)

The FDA is taking action against Lane Labs, a manufacturer of MGN-3:
–> The story from Natural Products Industry Insider

–> Quackwatch article from 2001

Is MGN-3 waste of money or could it possibly be helpful? I did a search on the ACOR listserv for MM, and came up with a few real life stories. Rather than quote them here, you can do your own search and read for yourself.

Based on what I’ve read, it’s not known to have any harmful side effects and doesn’t appear to intefere with treatment. You would have to make up your own mind about whether or not to give it a try, after having consulted with your oncologist. I’d be interested in hearing from anyone who has been using it.