october-breast-cancer-awareness-monthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a tradition that began in the United States and has expanded internationally. As part of our mission of bringing relief to patients who are experiencing chemotherapy-related taste disturbances, we’d like to offer our support to breast cancer patients and their friends and families.

Chemo-Related Taste Disturbances

As we discussed in our post, Why Does Chemotherapy Affect Taste and How Miracle Berries Can Help, the cause of chemo-related taste disturbances remains unknown. What is known is that 46-77% of chemotherapy patients suffer from some level of dysgeusia, or abnormal changes in taste, during their treatment. These taste changes negatively affect the quality of life for patients and can compromise their ability to eat a nutritious diet.

How Miracle Fruit Berries Can Help Breast Cancer Patients

MiraBurstTM berries' active ingredient is the taste-altering glycoprotein, Miraculin, which can mask taste disturbances patients often experience when undergoing chemotherapy. Miraculin can modify taste receptors for up to an hour or more and naturally changes the taste of acidic or sour foods into a sweet taste. For chemo patients, this helps to mask the effects of “metal mouth.”

Ordering Miracle Berry Tablets Online

MiraBurstTM offers a range of miracle berry products including easy melt miracle berry tablets. If you or a loved one is suffering from food aversions as a result of chemotherapy treatment, order miracle berry tablets today to start enjoying foods again.