Natural Remedies for Managing Multiple Myeloma

on Feb 22, 2023| Modified on Feb 22, 2023

Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a type of blood cancer that affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are responsible for producing antibodies that help the body fight infections. In MM, abnormal plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow, producing abnormal antibodies, which can damage various organs and tissues in the body.

MM is a relatively rare cancer, with an estimated 34,920 new cases and 12,410 deaths in the United States in 2021 [1].

Symptoms and Diagnosis

The symptoms of MM are non-specific and can include bone pain, fatigue, weakness, recurrent infections, anemia, and kidney problems. As a result, MM is often diagnosed by chance when blood tests reveal abnormalities or when imaging studies detect bone lesions. The diagnosis is confirmed by a bone marrow biopsy, which involves removing a small sample of bone marrow and examining it under a microscope.


The treatment of MM depends on several factors, such as the stage of the disease, the patient's age and health, and the presence of symptoms. MM is not generally curable, but it can be managed with a combination of therapies, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and supportive care. Some patients may also benefit from radiation therapy or surgery to treat bone pain or fractures.

Natural Remedies

While there is no evidence that natural remedies can cure or prevent MM, some studies suggest that certain supplements and dietary habits may have potential benefits for MM patients. It is important to note that patients should always consult their healthcare provider before taking any supplements or making significant dietary changes.


Curcumin is a natural compound found in turmeric, a spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been studied for its potential anti-cancer effects. In a small clinical trial, MM patients who took curcumin supplements had a decrease in the level of abnormal plasma cells in their bone marrow [2]. However, more studies are needed to confirm these findings and to determine the optimal dose and duration of curcumin supplementation.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone health and may have immune-modulating and anti-cancer properties. Low vitamin D levels have been associated with an increased risk of MM [3]. In a small clinical trial, MM patients who received high-dose vitamin D supplements had a decrease in the level of paraprotein, a protein produced by abnormal plasma cells [4]. However, the optimal dose and duration of vitamin D supplementation in MM patients are not clear, and high doses of vitamin D can be toxic, so patients should consult their healthcare provider before taking vitamin D supplements.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids found in fatty fish, nuts, and seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and have been studied for their potential health benefits. In a small clinical trial, MM patients who took omega-3 supplements had a decrease in the level of inflammation and an improvement in their quality of life [5]. However, more studies are needed to confirm these findings and to determine the optimal dose and duration of omega-3 supplementation.


Multiple Myeloma is a complex and challenging cancer requiring a multidisciplinary treatment approach. While natural remedies may benefit MM patients, more research is needed to determine their safety and effectiveness.

MM patients should always consult their healthcare provider before taking supplements or making significant dietary changes.


[1] American Cancer Society. Key statistics for multiple myeloma. Retrieved from

Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers who have tried various supplements for MM.

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Grapefruit Seed Extract, Green Tea

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Posted by L. (Ma, US) on 10/03/2014

My relative was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (which is a form of bone marrow and blood cancer). She began taking two Grapefruit Seed Extract supplements a day, and drinking two green teas a day. The green teas were plain, with nothing else added to them. Her cancer regressed when she did that, and now she does not have it anymore. She had done nothing else differently aside from that, so I attribute it to that. So yes, I would say that the Grapefruit Seed Extract definitely helps, at least in her case, as well as green tea. You can by the GSE for about $9 a bottle on Amazon, and she just used plain ol' Lipton green tea bags. Hope this helps someone.

Multiple Supplements

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Posted by Ron (VA) on 02/20/2018

I was diagnosed about a year ago. I have had 3 blood tests in that time and all show a very low ratio "bad" m protein components to good which means I don't need the awful allopathic treatment. I think the good supplements/diet likely made the difference.

My myeloma protocol is as follows in rough order of importance:

curcumin, 500mg/day;
berberine, 400mg/day;
boswelia extract, 250mg/day;
quercetin, 500mg/day;
genisten, 125mg/day;
Wobenzyme, 4 tabs/day;
lysine, 6-500mg/day;
strontium citrate, 350 mg/day;
flaxseed oil, 1400mg/day; c
o q 10,100 mg/day.

I also add digestive enzymes after meals. The diet needs to focus on several vegetables like kale, spinach, bitter melon, carrots, beets etc and whole grains and organic sources of protein if possible.

There is much more but this is a good place to start. The key is to find ways to take the supplements that work well with your own body's condition and ability to adapt to them. Try one or two for a week, making note of what meal or time of day works best. Then add more. Much high quality water very important as well.

Best of luck.


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Posted by Paul T. (FL) on 02/22/2023

Pterostilbene is a special type of resveratrol that comes from blueberries. It has been documented to successfully inhibit the proliferation of Multiple Myeloma (MM) cell lines. You can take the supplement at a reasonable price without overloading on sugar. You may have to eat 30 bowls of blueberries to get the equivalent of 1 capsule of pterostilbene. Just google MM and pterostillbene.

My wife has been taking this supplement for smoldering multiple myeloma and curcumin for nearly a decade.

Ted's Remedies

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok) on 11/06/2012

Multiple myeloma is a condition in which selenium deficiency tops the list, the other is to limit the spread with lysine. Selenium yeast is taken at 200 mcg x 3 times a day. Lysine is taken at 1000 mg x 8 times a day, preferably at night. Dietary restriction is a must, no food intake before 12 noon and after 6. Without grapes or fruits of any kind, fructose found in fruits makes cancer spread within 2 hours of consumption. The body has no direct means of controlling fructose as it does for glucose, so they harm you.

Blood sugar control in multiple myeloma is an absolute must, the person will have trouble normalizing it. N acetylcysteine 500 mg taken at least 5 times a day will help.

The reason why a lot of cancer exists is false information regarding fruit, honey, and vegetarian diets. If you can find the supplements, chymotrypsin, papain, and trypsin will directly help multiple myeloma by digesting them.

These are quick to do and help. It takes 3 days for secondary cancer or metastatic cancer to be normalized if done right. Vitamin D3 10,000 to 20,000 IU a day also helps the multiple myeloma.