Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemotherapy

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by Susan Patterson –

Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract. Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center report that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more effective the grape extract works at targeting and stopping the growth. Grape seed extract is amazing in that it attacks the cancer cells but leaves the healthy cells untouched. This is a departure from conventional cancer treatments that destroy all of the cells in an attempt to stop the spread of cancer.

Actually, the power of grape seed extract seems quite remarkable in this research, which was 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.

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.”

Amazing Grape Seed Extract

One of many berry types, grapes were introduced to America over 300 years ago. There are over 8,000 grape varieties with the main types being American and European. With only 100 calories per cup, grapes are a great source of vitamins K and C and are loaded with antioxidants.

Grape seed extract is made from the seed of the grape and is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions such as poor circulation and high cholesterol. The extract has also been found useful in the treatment of diabetes-related eye disease, loss of vision due to aging, and swelling associated with injury. Currently, GSE is being studied in the treatment of leukemia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Interestingly, past research also 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.
Advanced Cancer and Grape Seed Extract

The bioactive compounds in grape seed extract selectively target many types of cancer cells. With an increase in colorectal cancer, the findings of this study are timely. By the time most people are diagnosed with the disease, it is in the advanced stages. But thankfully, as mentioned, researchers found that it required less grape seed extract to kill advanced cancer cells than it did cells in the early stage. It is thought that the extract kills cancer cells by a process of oxidative stress.

297 Comments on Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemotherapy

  1. Anastasia I do have patients that do use this supplement along with others suck as tumeric, milk thistle, among others. They also take their chemo. And as far as the negative comments go regarding chemotherapy, if you have never worked as a nurse or other caregiver in the oncology field then don’t bash what you don’t know. We save lives and prolong lives MANY YEARS with tretment. We see people become cancer free everyday!! You can read anything on the internet! Unles you have lived it, you know little to nothing! Thank you!

    • I am in the UK and as far know we can’t buy them all seedless in supermarkets and fruit shops. If I could get some would buy them as a preference. Thank You for responding to my post. If You in the UK and You have knowledge as to where to purchase seeded Grapes I would be pleased to receive that information thank You .And a very Happy new Year to You and Your loved one’s . 🙂

  2. the article talks about a certain type of cancer :
    Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract. Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center report that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more effective the grape extract works at targeting and stopping the growth. Grape seed extract is amazing in that it attacks the cancer cells but leaves the healthy cells untouched. This is a departure from conventional cancer treatments that destroy all of the cells in an attempt to stop the spread of cancer

  3. I see this line a lot “Out performs chemo”. I think it is safevto say that anyone that uses the chemo option is completely ignorant of what it is. My sarcasm outperforms chemo.

  4. I buy organic grapes but they don’t have any seeds in them? Shouldn’t they if they’re organic? Grape seeds have vitamin B17 in them and that’s why I want them to be put back into the grapes that I buy.

    • Cannabis is 50 some times MORE carcinogenis than tobacco, they are in the same plant family, my sister who smokes mj everyday vs. me who smokes cigs everyday, she looks 20 years older than I do. We are three years apart in age. Be careful, it may not be addicting, but it IS cancer causing!

    • It depends how it’s consumed. Smoking it from papers (joints, cigars, etc) can definitely have negative effects if not in moderation. Using glass pieces can cause less harm to your throat, but the smoke in your lungs can still take a small toll. When vaporized, the negative effects can be readily dismissed. When consuming it in food, there are only positive effects. There are far too many factors to make the baseless claim that cannabis can be harmful. In most cases there are more benefits than there are negatives.

  5. Don’t misrepresent what is written in the article 1) it doesn’t kill cancer cells it inhibits their growth. 2) the only study in humans showed it required less chemo

  6. QUESTION>>> can we get the good stuff by eating the berries ..seeds and all?? put them whole into our smoothies?? seems to me more often than not.. good old Mother Nature.. created and all we have to do is eat them.. not pay a company lots of $$ to get it for us.. CORRECT?? OR NOT?? and help please….. thanks…..:)

  7. I find it near on impossible to buy grapes with fully developed seeds in now – so have to use the ones I grow organically in my garden – I lovely those crunchy, earthy, tasting seeds so much.

  8. My friend refused chemotherapy for breast cancer, has recovered fully with the help of some Reiki too and is thriving! Her consultant has labelled her ‘trouble’ and ‘difficult’!!!!

  9. There are many other options but drug companies don’t want us to know remember there a COMPANY A BUSINESS WITH SHARE HOLDERS AND CEO’S WHO LOVE MONEY natural options don’t make millions for share holders and company CEO’S

  10. Chemotherapy has mustard gas in it….I cured my stage 4 lung & colon cancer thru the acid/alkaline pH diet. There are so many natural cures out there…’s suppressed because of FDA profits$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  11. Nothing like working in the medical field and watching your fellow coworkers have to suffer to the FLAWED medicine in which they themselves are practicing. It is very sad. Please choose naturopathy or Western Healthcare!!!!! <3

  12. It seems that no grapes out there have seeds anymore? Even the organic grapes that I buy are seedless. It has me wondering, if those grapes were truly organic shouldn’t they have the seeds with them? I used to hate grape seeds but the more that I learn about them the more I want them back in my grapes again. I also heard that they’re full of vitamin B17 which is an added bonus.

  13. More than ever people need to do their due diligent to prevent cancer. The older you get the higher the risk because of the many years you have contaminating your self with cancer causing things that you either put on your body or consume. I did a blog post called “Things To Do To Stop Feeding Cancer” cause people have the risk for cancer to come back and most people have NO clue of the things that they are doing that will cause for the cancer to come back. – Help us get the word

  14. So instead of forcing that sweet little Amish girl into chemothearapy, she is to be allowed to munch on grape seeds excraxt in her GMO free foodstuffs,her folks grew on their land,using only hierloom seeds. 😀

  15. The main reason the FDA does not advocate many of the alternative Holistic medicine , is because the Government hasn’t figured out a way to control and tax them. Plus the Drug companies are not in the Cure business, they are in the drug sales business . If there were approved Holistic cures , they would be out of business. I Regress .

  16. Cannabis cures Cancer! The US gov’t has known this since 1974, prescribes it to some people every since then. But keeps it a schedule 1 drug(meaning NO MEDICAL BENEFIT) so that all their pharma buddies can keep charging people outrageous amounts of money, NOT TO CURE, but to keep their customers coming back for more or until they die! Once again, get Simpson oil! Cannabis cures Cancer! <3

  17. What is Sour Sop?
    Big bizzz causes the Cancer then makes money treating it
    Coconut oil for dimenshia Altimers feeds the brain was on the news last night big bizzz willl be mad they don’t like naturals as they want money greedy monsters

  18. When my immune system was so low I nearly had to live an a bubble because I reacted to everything I was told by a naturopath to take opc3 that has this as an ingredient and with a change in diet made a massive difference. Immune system much stronger now. (I had first done the whole Dr, chemist thing and it didn’t help) Natural medicine found the cause and dealt with that. As opposed to just treating symptoms.

  19. People are dying of ignorance because the listen to what the the doctor says. Plenty of people have been cure naturally. Drug companies make millions each year by keeping information quite.

  20. Grape seed, Sour sop, and Marijuana best Cancer killing products out there without poisoning your body! I’m not advocating for No Chemotherapy just saying there are other options and they should be researched and presentedas options for all

  21. The drug companies won’t use stuff that costs them customers…there’s way too much money to be made with their nasty chemo, I just don’t ever expect the drug companies to be anything other than sadistic!

  22. well, unfortunately they`re making seedless grapes now. the only one kind I can find sometimes are the red globe grapes. And I only eat fruits that have seeds in it. to me these seeds are the continuity of life itself of the fruit; the next generation. Other wise they`re only clones.

  23. We use the liquid grape seed extract for my 4 year.s ADHD, recommended by his Neurologist as an alternate to ritalin, that really works!! ….and without negative side effects! Positive “side effect” is his immune system is stronger these days!! 🙂
    fyi-We find the grapeseed extract drops at our local, family run, Vitamin Health Store!

  24. My husband has pancreatitus and takes this daily.. i have only just joined him a few days ago after reading sooo much good data in grape seed. I had heard the government was trying to get rid of it, saying it was “snake oil” ..anyone???

  25. I am growing wonderful grapes in my garden. But they all have either one or two seeds in them and therefore, my family does not want to eat them. I just bite down on the seeds and eat them with the sweet flesh of the grapes. Does eating the seeds this way fullfil the same purpose??? No more seedless grapes!!!

  26. Too bad that the medical community uses toxic poisons instead. Maybe my daughter would still be alive if they had used natural cures instead of cutting her up and then poisoning her…

  27. Cancer is not a virus Judy.. some are caused by viruses.. but cancer is broad term for many illnesses. As someone who is unfortunately familiar with cancer, I think you should either educated yourself on the matter or hush yourself. Spreading mis-information is dangerous.

  28. I am a long time user of Grape Seet Extract Capsules – They really do work to kill viruses – Cancer is a Virus – One must trust and believe – I have and I still do – I am 71 yrs old and take NO PRESCRIPTION medications – Rely ONLY on what God has put on this earth to heal me!!! Try it you just might like it!!

  29. Why is there so much CONTENTION between PHARMA and NATURAL remedies. Seems one tries to COPY NATURE and the other is NATURAL…….similar to VITAMINS

    Why not use COMBINATIONS or is all PHARMA evil to Naturals and ALL NATURALS EVIL to PHARMA ………can it be a little of both ? I just am so confused lately

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