Grape seed extract is a dietary supplement made from grape seeds. As an antioxidant, grape seed extract has several health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and strengthening the immune system.
How does grape seed extract help fight against cancer?
Grape seed extract possesses high content of proanthocyanidin, a type of chemical compound shown to have anti-cancer effects. It has been found to inhibit the development of cancer from carcinogens (substances that can cause cancer) and prevent cancer cell growth and proliferation, as well as promotes cancer cell death via a process called apoptosis (programmed cell death).
Studies have shown that grape seed extract have potential anti-cancer effects against skin, colorectal, prostate, and breast cancers.
How is grape seed extract administered?
Grape seed extract can be taken orally as a supplement to potentially lower risk of developing cancer and maintaining good health overall.
Here are some sample studies on grape seed extract and cancer:
- A study carried out by Katiyar and Athar explores the evaluate the anti-cancer activities of grade seed extract against various form of cancers.
- This study discusses about the mechanism of action of grade seed extract on bladder cancer cells.
- This study examines grape seed extract efficacy against lung cancer.
- This article reviews the anti-cancer properties of grape seed extract and other grape-based products.