One side effect of the CELLFOOD supplement is that it may produce antioxidant results, and so is contraindicated for chemotherapy or radiation therapy patients, says Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Another concern is that CELLFOOD may contain ingredients in unsafe amounts, such as an undeclared amount of sulfuric acid.
Apart from concerns about the levels of ingredients in CELLFOOD, some skepticism is warranted about its advocacy for ingested oxygen, says ConsumerLab.com, which insists that ordinary breathing is the best method of supplying the body with oxygen. Companies have been cited by the Federal Trade Commission for promoting oxygen-containing products as treatment aids for various diseases, including heart and cancer.
Promoters of CELLFOOD claim that it is able to enhance athletic performance as well as improve various conditions and illnesses, including fibromyalgia, cancer and weight loss, says ConsumerLab.com. Laboratory studies have shown CELLFOOD to have antioxidant effects, thereby causing the death of some cancer cells, acknowledges MSKCC, but it also notes that this capability has not been shown in humans. There is also a suggestion that CELLFOOD might alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia in women. However, the study that resulted in this claim was too small and unreliable to consider its findings particularly credible.