Potassium Compound Solution

  • This potassium solution is an equal mixture of potassium acetate, potassium monophosphate, and potassium gluconate
  • The 100 gm bottle is dissolved in 1 quart of distilled water and stored in a dark glass bottle and kept in a dark place or refrigerator
  • This medication rises cellular potassium, restores normal cell metabolism, and reduces edemas
  • Prescriptions may range from 1-4 tsp in up to 10 juices

Potassium Compound

  • Caution should be exercised in supplementing with potassium if there are kidney abnormalities, gastritis, nausea or GI bleeding problems.
  • It may be contraindicated in some heart conditions and if taking a potassium sparing diuretic for high blood pressure
  • Monitor serum potassium levels

Thyroid is an animal product

  • Contains T3 and T4 extracted from porcine thyroid glandular tissue
  • Animal protein is negligible


  • Desiccated porcine thyroid gland (prescription)
  • Used to increase the body’s metabolic rate
  • Increased energy becomes available for cellular energy needs, including resistance and immunity
  • Caution with high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, anxiety, insomnia and other cardiac problems
  • Monitor serum T3, T4 and TSH
  • Up to 5 grains a day

Lugol’s Solution ½ Strength

  • Lugol’s (10gm KI and 5gm I in 200 ml solution)
  • Delivers iodine to cells and helps restore electrical potentials and cell activity
  • Promotes synthesis of thyroid hormone to help increase cellular oxidation
  • 1 drop of ½ strength equals 3.125mg iodine
  • Prescribed as 1-3 drops 1-6 times daily in OJ and carrot juice – Never in green juice
  • Caution with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, iodine, allergy and heavy metal toxicity


  • Acts as a vasodilator increasing circulation
  • Increases capacity for cellular oxidation
  • Raises depleted liver stores of glycogen
  • Prescribed up to 6 times a day with meals and food when possible to avoid uncomfortable flushing effects
  • Do not use slow release or non- flushing type
  • Do not use if there is bleeding, gastric ulcers, during menses, with steroid therapy or blood thinning agents
  • Caution with liver disease


  • Betaine HCL and Pepsin
  • Assists protein digestion in the stomach and will aid the digestion of the high volume of juices
  • Many patients have low stomach acidity
  • Caution with gastritis, ulcers, esophageal problems, and blood thinning medications
  • 1-2 before each meal

Pancreatin is an animal product

  • Derived from pork
  • Best way Dr. Gerson found to assist in digestion
  • Can substitute plant based and papaya enzymes, but cannot guarantee if they work exactly the same as pancreatin


  • Pancreatic enzymes support the digestive system
  • Three 325mg tabs are taken at the end of each meal and again at 4:30 pm
  • For excess gas additional enzymes (1200 mg tablets) are given between meals
  • Contraindicated in sarcoma patients

Liver caps are an animal product

  • Helps provide trophic (nutritional building) factors to the liver
  • No substitutes for the liver tissue
  • Milk thistle can support the liver

Liver Capsules

  • Desiccated liver capsules are taken to provide nutritional factors to the liver
  • They are taken with carrot juice -2 caps three times daily
  • If not taking the carrot juice, they can be taken with a little distilled water or tea or another carrot apple juice
  • Can be increased to 9 per day if anemic or without crude liver injection


  • CoQ10 is plentiful in raw liver juice, so it is given to replenish the lack of this
  • It is also a good antioxidant and important in helping energy production in the cell
  • Dose is up to 300 mg a day in divided doses with meals. Start slow with 50 to 60 mg increments. It can sometimes cause heart irregularities
  • Should not contain Vit E or soy

Crude Liver Injection

  • Injectable forms of B-12 and crude liver as well as needles and syringes are prescription items


  • B-12 supports formation and maturation of red blood cells, platelets and granulocytes
  • The Gerson diet is low in B-12 and many patients with low digestive capacity are unable to absorb this nutrient

Protocol for Administering B-12

There are three options for supplementing B12:

  • Orally take 1000 mcg daily at the beginning of the program. Methylcobalamin is the best absorbed
  • Injecting 1cc of B12 weekly using either hydroxycobalamin, methycobalamin or cyanocobalamin
  • If crude liver is available, combine with 1cc of B-12 daily

Flax Seed Oil

  • Contains omega 3 essential fatty acids
  • Attract oxygen at the cell membrane and transports O2 into the cell
  • Detoxifies fat soluble toxins
  • Removes excess cholesterol
  • 2 TBS a day for the first month, then reduced to 1 TBS a day


  • It increases endogenous glutathione and is a very important support for the immune system. It is given 200 mcg a day
  • Also helps with heavy metal detox

Milk Thistle

  • An herb which supports the liver
  • Especially useful for those who have used chemotherapy, or have had other drug or chemical exposures
  • Use an extract standardized to 80% silymarin
  • Typical dosage is 250 mg twice daily between meals

Inflazyme Forte or Wobenzyme

  • This supplement is added in some cases. It contains proteolytic enzymes to help breakdown tumor mass
  • It can digest the outer coating of the cancer cell so that the immune system can recognize it
  • Taken between meals or not sooner than 30 minutes before meals three times daily
  • At clinic- 3 caps 30 minutes before each meal

Guidance with Supplements

These are generally safe for anyone

  • Digestive enzymes (acidol, pancreatin)
  • Desiccated liver capsules
  • Flax seed oil
  • CoQ10
  • Crude Liver
  • B-12
  • Acidol (if not contraindicated)
  • Niacin (if not contraindicated)

The following supplements can push the system and need careful monitoring and expertise in determining use and dosage especially for elderly, weak or very sick individuals with complicating factors in addition to cancer.

  • Thyroid
  • Lugol’s
  • Potassium