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Resveratrol prevents the formation of cancer cells

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the National Cancer Institute, resveratrol is one of a category of plant compounds called polyphenols. You’ll find high concentrations of resveratrol in red wine, grapes, raspberries and other plants.

In fact, these and other plants produce resveratrol to protect themselves from fungus, infection and disease. And this same compound can help prevent cell damage and protect humans from diseases too.

Scientists have discovered that resveratrol is a strong antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damaging free radicals.

Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that steal electrons from other cells to become more stable. Cells with missing electrons become damaged and unstable—which can make you vulnerable to diseases such as cancer.

But research shows resveratrol has the power to stop the damage that free radicals inflict on cells. That helps prevent the formation of cancer cells.

Here’s What the Science Says So Far…
According to a study published in the July 1st, 2008 issue of Cancer Prevention Research1, Doctors Ercole Cavalieri and Eleanor Rogen of the University of Nebraska Medical Center wanted to determine how resveratrol might impact the formation of cancer cells.

The researchers tested a blend of resveratrol, the amino acid n-acetyl-l-cysteine, lipoic acid, and melatonin. They found that adding resveratrol greatly enhanced the body’s natural protective mechanisms.

In their study these scientists tested the formula with and without resveratrol. They found that adding resveratrol greatly reduced the formation of breast cancer cells.

More studies are underway to see how resveratrol affects the initiation, promotion, and progression of cancer. In addition to killing breast cancer cells, studies have shown so far that resveratrol could be an effective way to:

•Blast neuroblastoma
Neuroblastoma is a disease of the sympathetic nervous system and the most common cancer during infancy. It’s a type of brain cancer that tragically affects babies and toddlers. Standard treatments of radiation and chemotherapy are often ineffective and have serious side effects. Most of the time the conventional treatments fail.

According to study results published in Clinical Cancer Research2, researchers tested resveratrol on mouse models of human neuroblastoma and in vitro (test tubes) using human cells. They found that resveratrol inhibited the outgrowth of tumors by as much as 80%!

It will be wonderful if those results hold up in real humans with brain cancer.

•Eliminate eye cancer
One animal study3 showed resveratrol administered orally and by injection caused eye cancer cells (uveal melanoma) to shrivel and die.

•Pulverize prostate cancer cells                                                                               Several studies have demonstrated that resveratrol might prevent or diminish prostate cancer severity. In one study that examined different types of prostate cancer cells4, resveratrol was the most potent of all polyphenols tested against advanced prostate cancer cells.

•Save skin from melanoma cancer
In a 2005 study5, researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Dermatology, applied resveratrol to the skin of hairless mice prior to sun exposure. The mice treated with resveratrol experienced fewer skin tumors than mice that did not receive the treatment. Researchers also found that applying resveratrol to skin after exposure to ultraviolet rays helped prevent skin tumors.

*PERSONAL COMMENT- This compound should not be left out of any cancer battle. We have seen amazing results working with Eniva’s Resvante (resveratrol) product. Resvante is resveratrol in liquid form. It is so much more concentrated than a tablet or capsule form of resveratrol. Any nutrient used by the body must first be converted to a liquid for use – why not bring it into the body in a cell ready form to begin with? The Resvante is cell ready before it ever hits your lips AND is also a great tasting product. A rich grape/pomegranate flavor with just a hint of wine makes it a very popular tasting product along with being a dynamic health benefit for the user.

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