It is not a secret that chemotherapy is less efficient if the cancer is advanced, in fact, the more advanced the cancer is, the less efficient is the treatment. Fortunately, a recent study found that grape seed extract has the opposite effect, which means that if the cancer is advanced, the extract would work better on the destruction.
More importantly is that grape seed extract targets those cancer cells that have become extremely resistant to chemotherapy, however doesn’t hurt the healthy cells.
As a result of this remarkable discovery, it is confirmed that grape seeds are more efficient in the treatment of a late-stage cancer when compared to chemotherapy.
You will need less and less of the extract to kill cancer cells, but this extract can also affect the cells that have become resistant to the medication. The study team performed the experiment on colorectal cancer lines that represent every stage of the disease.
When patients are treated with chemotherapy, it usually takes more medications to destroy cancer cells in the IV stage than in the II. Nevertheless, this is not the case with grape seeds, in fact it’s just the opposite. Molly Derry, a doctoral candidate in the laboratory of the University of Colorado explains:
“It takes less than half of the concentration to control the cell growth and destroy 50% of the cells in the IV stage, compared with the amount that is needed to achieve similar results in the 2nd stage. Colon cancer cells may have more than 11,000 genetic mutations– differences connected to the DNA of the healthy cells. Traditional chemotherapy can target a specific mutation, and as the cancer grows the amount of anomalies increases. These changes may cause resistance of the cancer to chemotherapy. On the other hand, many of the bioactive substances in the grape seed extract can target more mutations. The effectiveness of the extract grows as the variety of anomalies boosts.”
The journal “Cancer Letters” published the study conducted at the University of Colorado Cancer Center which involved cell cultures of colon carcinoma, not living beings, which is precisely what modern medicine craves for. Some of the previous studies have actually documented that grape seeds can destroy cancer, however this study has discovered a possible way in which this could take happen. According to the experts, grape seed extract causes oxidative stress that causes programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis.
Molly Derry Explained:
“For a long time, we knew that the bioactive compounds found in grape seeds selectively target many types of cancer cells. This study explains how most of the anomalies that promote the colon cancer cells to metastasize and survive during standard therapies, make these cells particularly sensitive to the grape seed extract treatment.”
Also, this study found that grape seeds and skin have many positive impacts on the body due to resveratrol, a component contained in them. As we already said, it can help in the regeneration of joints, spine, nerves and cartilage.
It Can also:
- Prevent colon cancer growth
- Protect against Alzheimer’s disease
- Protect the cardiovascular system
- Treat chronic fungal infections
- Inhibit pancreatic cancer cell proliferation
- Secure against several types of viruses, although the whole process is still not scientifically determined. It is effective in treating herpes simplex type 1, Varicell-Zoster infection, human cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, enterovirus type 71 (it can cause paralysis, including the heart too).
Yet another study was performed at the University of Kentucky which found that grape seed is able to activate the death in 76% of the leukemia cells in 24 hrs., which were exposed to the extract in a lab experiment. It was published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research study, and the researchers found that grape seed extract promotes the destruction of leukemia cells together with a protein called JNK, which regulates the damage of cancer cells.
The next time you think that modern treatments are more effective and more efficient, thinks twice. Do not be on the wrong side and make the right choice when it comes to your health.
The world medicine still waits the product made from grape seeds. However, during the processing and extraction, the grape seeds will lose their ability to interact with other compounds and this interaction between the elements is essential as they equally enhance the beneficial properties and reduce the bad properties of the individual components.
As you can see, it is always better to use the entire plant or a certain part of the plant, and the studies that confirm the healing powers of nature, which made sure that everything around us has its own purpose.
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