How does cancer arise?

1. Through genetic changes in the DNA, the hereditary material in the cells.

2. Through a lack of ATP energy in cells. As a result, the cells’ repair mechanisms no longer function properly.

3. Through free radicals.

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The DNA can be damaged by many different influences. These include environmental toxins, pesticides, smoking, medication such as chemotherapy, heavy metals like mercury (in tooth fillings), UV light and nuclear radiation. All these factors generate free radicals, which are highly reactive molecules that change our genetic material and so create the basis for cancer to develop.

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The production of ATP (= adenosine triphosphate), the cells’ energy store, is controlled by Coenzyme 1, NADH. The more NADH is available to a cell, the more ATP that cell can produce, the better it functions and the longer it lives. An NADH deficiency was found in every investigated cancer cell sample. (1) These cells therefore have an ATP deficiency. This is the biochemical cause for the cancer cells’ uncontrolled division and subsequent formation of metastases. The key question for a plausible cancer treatment is therefore: can one increase the ATP concentration inside cells, and if yes, how? ATP levels can be increased with NADH. This has been demonstrated in isolated heart cells. (2). The oxidised form of NADH, NAD+, and its precursor niacin, however, do not result in increased ATP levels. Administering NADH also increases ATP in the cancer cells, allowing the regulatory molecules to be synthesised in these again and so putting a stop to uncontrolled cell division. The renowned US physician Dr. Thomas COWAN describes in chapter 10 of his book, “CANCER and the NEW BIOLOGY of WATER”, why the form of NADH developed and patented by Prof. George Birkmayer is effective against cancer. He explains that NADH supplies the hydrogen to the cell; this hydrogen then reacts with the oxygen to produce ATP energy and water. Michael D. Forrest of the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK comes to a similar conclusion regarding the positive effects of NADH on cancer (3).

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Dr. Richard Passwater also writes in his foreword to my book, “NADH-The energizing Coenzyme”: There is no substance in the human body that one can describe as THE most important or best biological antioxidant, but NADH comes closer to this description than any other biological substance. According to him, NADH is the strongest biological antioxidant and so the best substance for neutralising free radicals.
NADH has been scientifically demonstrated to work effectively against many cancers. The mechanism of action is based on several factors: the modified DNA in cancer cells is repaired through NADH (4). With NADH, the ATP energy in the cancer cells is increased (2), and being the strongest biological antioxidant, NADH neutralises free radicals, one of the causes of cancer (5).
Four of the more than 90 cancer patients who were successfully treated with NADH will be presented; all of them (like many others) were healed with NADH.

Patient 1:
A 48-year-old man with small-cell lung cancer, diagnosed in September 2001 through CT, MRI and biopsy and considered inoperable due to the proximity to the mediastinum, received 80 mg NADH/day (4 tablets à 20 mg). Four months later, the tumour had shrunk significantly; after 10 months, it was no longer visible in the MRI scan. The patient has been healthy since May 2002 (so for 18 years).


Patient 2:
In 1989, in a 63-year-old woman with breast cancer and liver and bone metastases, a reduction of the metastases was observed after 3 months following treatment with 80 mg NADH/day. After 2 years, all tumour markers in the blood were back to normal and the patient was healthy – and still is today.

Patient 3:
A man who had prostate cancer in 1994 received 6 tablets of NADH (20 mg) daily. Six months after administration of NADH, the PSA level dropped from 35 to the normal range of 2.0-5.0. Subsequently, neither ultrasound nor CT could detect a tumour.

Patient 4:
A 42-year-old Algerian had a 3.5-cm large medulloblastoma in the cervical vertebrae (diagnosed on 03/08/2013). It left him paralysed in his arms and legs and using a wheelchair.
The patient could not be operated because of the tumour’s location, and he rejected chemotherapy. After daily administration of 160 mg NADH/day (8 tablets NADH à 20 mg), the medulloblastoma was no longer detectable on 28/11/2013 (after 3 months) and the paralysis was gone. The patient was healed, and 6 years later he is still healthy.

The best way to strengthen your immune system in times like these and to simultaneously improve your cell energy is through NADH. You can find the types of cancer successfully treated with NADH in the book by Univ. Prof Dr med George Birkmayer: “NADH, alles was Sie über NADH (Coenzym1) wissen sollten“ (NADH – Everything you need to know about NADH (Coenzyme 1)) in chapter 10 (NADH bei Krebs/NADH and cancer). This book is available in German and English.


You can read the scientific studies on our homepage

1. Mikirova, N. et al., Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine 2003, 18, 9-24;

2. Pelzmann, B., et al., Brit.J.Pharm.2003, 139, 749-754 ;

3. Forrest M.D.;

4. Zhang J., et al.; J. Tumor Marker Oncol. 1998; 13, 5-17.

5. Fa-Quan L, Zhang JR.; World J. Gastorenterol. 2003, 9(8):1781-1785.