One problem with cancer cells is that they mutate, and with some kinds the more the cancer progresses the more often they mutate. Colorectal cancer cells, for instance, can mutate as much as 11,000 times! The problem with this is that it causes the cancer to grow.
Fortunately, a number of natural substances have the ability to keep cancer cells from mutating, while leaving healthy cells alone. One such substance is grape seed extract. What's so special about grape seed extract is that the more advanced the cancer, the better it works.
We've known that grape seed extract has anti-cancer properties for some time. This new research shows us when it's most effective.
In the study, the researchers looked at the effect of grape seed extract on colon cancer cell lines from various stages of the disease. What they found was quite surprising. Normally, as cancer progresses into the fourth, and most deadly, stage, your doctor will have to use more, or more toxic, chemotherapy to kill the cells. But that's not the case with grape seed extract. In fact, just the opposite is true.
One of the study authors said, "It required less than half the concentration of grape seed extract to suppress cell growth and kill 50% of stage IV cells than it did to achieve similar results in the stage II cells."
In other words, the worse your cancer, the better the extract works – and the less you need.
The researchers say the reason the grape seed extract works this way is because it causes oxidative stress in the cells, which results in the cell dying.
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But that's not all. Grape seed extract offers other advantages over chemotherapy. Most chemo drugs target only one specific mutation. But as cancer progresses, more mutations can occur. That makes the chemo less effective. It also can make cancer resistant to chemo. Grape seed extract, on the other hand, can target multiple mutations. And, more impressively, the researchers said, "The more mutations a cancer presents, the more effective grape seed extract is in targeting them."
So if you're looking for another way to fight cancer, then make sure you include grape seed extract in your supplement regimen. A fantastic source of grape seed extract is Advanced Resveratrol Formula, which contains 300 mg of grape seed extract. It also contains other powerful compounds that make this a must for anyone wanting to prevent cancer.
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Dr. Janet Zand
Christian Nordqvist. "Grape Seed Extract Effective In Colorectal Cancer Treatment." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 21 Jan. 2013. Web 22 Jan. 2013. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/255182.php>