Resveratrol

Resveratrol is the first natural medicinal with a solid body of scientific evidence demonstrating its ability to block and/or prevent classical cancer stage progression.

Resveratrol is classified as a polyphenol due of its chemical structure. Polyphenols comprise a large group of plant compounds that are further broken down into other classifications such as flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and the like.

In the early 90’s, following an airing of a CBS 60 Minutes investigative segment that gave rise to the now-popular notion of the “French paradox” (describing the counter intuitive notion that a French diet regularly featuring cheese, chocolate, and wine could be associated with improved cardiovascular health), researchers realized that the Resveratrol content of red wine might be the ‘secret ingredient’ behind the healthy heart effects attributed to both the traditional French diet, as well as the traditional Asian heart medicines containing Polygonnum.

Resveratrol has since been identified as an inhibitor of cancer cell growth in cultures and in some animals, and research findings such as those summarized below consistently suggest probable effects of Resveratrol in humans will continue to add to its cancer fighting reputation:

            “… reveals marked antioxidant activity

            “…shows great promise for preventing cardiovascular disease

            “…is a remarkable inhibitor

            “…has a chemotherapeutic effect,  i.e. little or no toxic effects in healthy cells

            “…demonstrates high efficacy against multiple sites

The body of research investigating Resveratrol continues to expand rapidly with the number of studies increasing by an order of magnitude in the past three years, with the depth of knowledge about the Polyphenol Resveratrol increasing with each report. The diverse range of findings suggest Resveratrol will one day be widely regarded as one of the most useful agents ever discovered for treating a wide range of human health problems.

Resveratrol is an effective treatment agent for range of cancers, both at the preventive and treatment stages. Its ability to stop cancer is connected to its capability to distinguish a cancer cell from a normal cell. Unlike chemotherapeutic drugs that affect normal cells in addition to cancer cells, Resveratrol does not damage healthy cells. Not only is Resveratrol not harmful to normal cells, Resveratrol protects healthy cells. Resveratrol is also sophisticated in its actions. It doesn’t just scavenge free radicals, it activates and deactivates critical enzymes and genes, hormones and chemicals.

Resveratrol supplementation resulted in the inhibition of the growth of breast cancer cells, as well as blocked the growth-promoting effects of linoleic acid from the Western diet.

Resveratrol is not only applied as a cancer preventative, it is also employed as treatment for certain types of cancer. Resveratrol is a broad-spectrum agent that halts the progress of cancer in diverse ways, from blocking estrogen and androgens to modulating genes. Some of the latest research demonstrates that Resveratrol causes a unique type of cell death, destroying cancer cells regardless of the presence of the tumor suppressor gene.

Resveratrol is also effective at cancer cell destruction regardless of whether the target cancer cells are estrogen receptor-positive or negative.

In addition, researchers are now beginning to understand the ability of Resveratrol supplements to augment other chemotherapies. For example, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have shown that Resveratrol increases the effects of vitamin D, a form of which (vitamin D3) converts to a steroid that inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

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