Grape seed extract is produced from ground up red grape seeds. Not only beneficial for it’s antioxidant properties, but it can also work for circulation and bad cholesterol! It’s also sweet for reducing swelling and for eye disease, secondary to diabetes.
Grape Seed Extract! You rock!
At least according to Molly Derry of the University of Colorado. She and her associates tested the effects of grape seed extract in patients with colorectal cancer. They found that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more the extract works at targeting and stopping the growth. How cool is that?
This information is compelling because many of the patients that have an advanced stage of cancer produced better results! So conventional cancer treatments destroy all of the cells in an attempt to stop the spread of cancer yet the grape seed extract is attacking the cancer cells and leaving the healthy cells unaffected! Woo hoo!!
According to truththeory.com, “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.”
Here’s what WebMD says:
How much grape seed extract should you take?
There is no firmly established dose of grape seed extract. Doses of between 100-300 milligrams/day have been used in studies and are prescribed in some European countries. No one knows what the highest safe dose is.
Can you get grape seed extract naturally from foods?
Grape seed extract comes from grapes. There are no other food sources.
What are the risks of taking grape seed extract?
- Side effects. Grape seed extract is generally considered safe. Side effects may include headache, itchy scalp, dizziness, and nausea.
- Risks. People allergic to grapes should not use grape seed extract. If you have a bleeding disorder or high blood pressure, talk to your doctor before you start using grape seed extract.
- Interactions. If you take any medicines regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using grape seed extract. It could interact with drugs like blood thinners, NSAID painkillers (like aspirin, Advil, and Aleve), certain heart medicines, cancer treatments, and others.
Given the lack of evidence about its safety, grape seed extract is not recommended for children or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
So there you go! More natural born cancer killers!!!
- Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemo for Treating Colorectal Cancer (myscienceacademy.org)