In fact, the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more potent grape seed extract is at stopping them. What is also amazing is that as grape seed extract targets cancer cells, it leaves health cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy that kills healthy and cancerous cells alike.
In a recent study published in the journal Cancer Letters. Molly Derry, a doctoral candidate in the lab of Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, and investigator at the CU Cancer Center and her team saw that while doses of chemotherapy only increase with more severe cancer cases, such as a stage IV instead of stage II. On the other hand, the amount of grape seed extract required actually decreased. Derry explained: “It required less than half the concentration of GSE to suppress cell growth and kill 50 percent of stage IV cells than it did to achieve similar results in the stage II cells. We’ve known for quite a while that the bioactive compounds in grape seed extract selectively target many types of cancer cells. This study shows that many of the same mutations that allow colorectal cancer cells to metastasize and survive traditional therapies make them especially sensitive to treatment with GSE.”
Grapes are kind of amazing in general, actually. Grapes are a great source of vitamin K, vitmain C, and antioxidants, while remaining low in calories. Grape seed extract has been shown to be beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions such as poor circulation and high cholesterol, the treatment of diabetes-related eye disease, loss of vision due to aging, swelling associated with injury, and is even being studied in the treatment of leukemia and Alzheimer’s disease.
One of the keys to grape’s healing abilities is the high concentration of flavanols, which are found in berries, grapes, and apples. In another study done to evaluate the effects of flavanols on tumors found that the growth of new tumors in mice fed black raspberry decreased by 45 percent and the total number of tumors went down 60 percent.
Cancer is by no means a “death sentence”, and research is proving that natural alternatives to standard commercial cancer treatments are not only available, but are often more effective.