Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract.
A new study conducted by Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center,suggests that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more effective the grape extract works at targeting and stopping the growth.
The extract’s seems quite incredible in this research, 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, the amount of grape seed extract required actually decreased.
“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.”
The extract from the grape seed is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions such as poor circulation and high cholesterol. It’s also found to be useful in the treatment of diabetes-related eye condition, loss of vision due to aging, and swelling and bruising associated with injury.
Previous research interestingly points to berries as a solution for colorectal cancer and many other cancers. In one study, the growth of new tumors in mice fed black raspberry decreased by 45 percent and the total number of tumors went down 60 percent.
Other research found that foods rich in flavanols (berries, grapes, apples) also reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Grape Seed Extract and Advanced Cancer
Here’s a great short introduction to the benefits of grape seed oil: