Cancer breakthrough: Grape seed extract kills colorectal cancer cells

Cancer researchers are working to find chemotherapies that destroy cancer cells but are harmless to normal cells. It turns out, a natural substance already exists that does just that. University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists have just published a study in the journal Cancer Letters that shows grape seed extract (GSE) is a powerful weapon against colorectal cancer. It halts the growth and survival of colorectal cancer cells and kills them in large numbers, too, while leaving healthy cells completely alone.

And the news about GSE gets better: the more advanced the colorectal cancer cells, the more GSE shuts down the malignant cells’ growth and survival. The scientists think that GSE targets colorectal cancer by causing oxidative stress that leads to the programmed cell death known as apoptosis. (more…)

These five superfoods are scientifically proven to halt the spread of breast cancer

Though there is little meaningful talk about this important subject in the mainstream media, cancer prevention is something that every single person needs to be thinking about, especially in light of the excess of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), environmental chemicals, and other modern exposures linked to rapidly rising rates of this deadly disease. And one of the best ways to avoid getting cancer is to fortify your body with a robust nutritional profile rich in cancer-fighting “superfoods.” (more…)

Grape Seed Extract Kills Cancer, Leaves Healthy Cells Unharmed

Add grape seed extract to the list of nutrients that can tell friend from foe, offering safe and helpful non-toxic remedies for those dealing with cancer or wishing to prevent it.  The latest study published last week in the journal Carcinogenesis is a mouse study involving head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells.  It showed that grape seed extract damaged the DNA of cancer while blocking the ability of cancer cells to repair such damage.  In contrast, grape seed extract is one of the friendliest and most helpful nutrients known to healthy cells.  (more…)

1.3g of Grape-Seed Extract Could Protect You From Oxidative Damage, Viral Infections, Obesity and Insulin Resistance, Reduce Your Heart Rate and Blood Pressure and Increase Your Nitric Oxide Production by >25%

Image 1: Bought in bulk, grape-seed extract is actually reasonably cheap… and it does not even taste as awful as some other herb / seed extracts 😉

After initially being hailed as the yet another anti-oxidant panaceum, grape-seed extract (GSE) has been displaced by newer, fancier “superfoods” from the headlines of the major health and wellness newscasters. Therefore, even you, as a highly self-educated student of the SuppVersity could have missed out on a handful of recently released studies which reported antiviral effects of GSE (Su. 2011) and confirmed its ameliorative effect on diet-induced obesity (Ohyama. 2011) and (high) fructose-induced insulin resistance (Meeprom. 2011). Moreover, a meta-analysis of nine controlled with more than 300 human subjects and daily doses ranging from 250mg to 2,000mg of GSE, which was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association (Feringa. 2011), found that …

[b]ased on the currently available literature, grape seed extract appears to significantly lower systolic blood pressure and heart rate, with no effect on lipid or CRP levels. (more…)

Grape Seed Extract Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk by 41%

A study of 35,239 men aged 50-76 who took various types of specialty supplements were followed for a decade to see if there was any relationship between specialty supplement use and prostate cancer. Men who used grape seed extract had a 41 percent reduced risk of developing prostate cancer, the only specialty supplement with a clear risk reduction for this type of cancer. (more…)

Grape extract, green tea and L-carnitine slimming stack effective in animal study

A cocktail of red grapes and green tea extracts combined with the amino acid L-carnitine is added to more expensive pet foods for older dogs and cats. And no doubt there are slimming supplements for humans on the market that also contain the mixture. (more…)

Anti-cancer supplements need plant-based proteins to be effective

In the 1980s manufacturers developed new types of feed for lab animals that were intended to improve the quality of research. These new feeds no longer contained substances of plant origin. And suddenly the findings from animal studies that had used the new feed showed that all kinds of substances that offer protection against cancer were no longer effective. (more…)

Grape-derived polyphenolics prevent Abeta oligomerization and attenuate cognitive deterioration in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Source

Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA.

Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive impairments in memory and cognition. Extracellular accumulation of soluble high-molecular-weight (HMW) Abeta oligomers has been proposed to be largely responsible for AD dementia and memory deficits in the Tg2576 mice, a model of AD. In this study, we found that a naturally derived grape seed polyphenolic extract can significantly inhibit amyloid beta-protein aggregation into high-molecular-weight oligomers in vitro. When orally administered to Tg2576 mice, this polyphenolic preparation significantly attenuates AD-type cognitive deterioration coincidentally with reduced HMW soluble oligomeric Abeta in the brain. Our study suggests that grape seed-derived polyphenolics may be useful agents to prevent or treat AD. (more…)