Kinetin riboside

May 23 2008 post: An MMA list member (thank you!) recently posted the link to a Mayo news release on a compound in coconut milk called kinetin riboside that prevents the growth of myeloma cells. It actually kills them in large numbers:

Large numbers, huh?! Why, that’s jolly spiffing! (I love that expression, must be my British heritage…).


The full Mayo study ( is available for free online. I haven’t had the time to give it more than a cursory glance, but I read enough to add kinetin riboside to my “to-be-monitored” list.


Interestingly, when I first began taking curcumin, I mixed curcumin powder with warm, almost hot, coconut milk, following a suggestion I received from Steve of the Grouppe Kurosawa. At that time, who would have thought that I might also have been ingesting a certain amount of this myeloma-killing compound?


And that brings us to the question: how much coconut milk would we have to swallow in order to start killing off our myeloma cells? Well, the answer is probably quite a lot because, as the Mayo study tells us, even though kinetin riboside is present in the human food chain, it occurs at low concentrations. And the Mayo news release tells us that it is present in minute quantities in coconut milk. Still…

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