Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemo In Killing Advanced Cancer Cells

According to a recent study done by researchers at University of Colorado Cancer Center, grape extract outperforms chemotherapy in killing cancer cells. Namely, the more aggressive the cancer cells, the more effective the grape extract at killing them.

Amazingly, grape extract kills off cancer cells while leaving the healthy ones intact. This makes it far superior to conventional treatments which destroy all cells in order to inhibit cancer`s growth.  As reported in the journal Cancer Letters, this extract works amazingly in terms of killing cancer cells.


Molly Derry, a doctoral candidate in the lab of Rajesh Agarwal, PhD and investigator at the CU Cancer Center noted that while doses of chemotherapy increase in severe cases, such as stage IV, the amount of grape seed extract decreased.

“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,”
Derry explained.


Grapes were first introduced in America over 300 years ago. Now, there are more than 8,000 grape varieties worldwide. Only a cup of this fruit provides significant amount of vitamins C and K as well as antioxidants.

The extract from grape seed is beneficial for swelling and bruising associated with injury,  loss of vision due to aging, high cholesterol, poor circulation, and diabetes. The most recent researches study its use in the treatment of Alzheimer`s disease and leukemia.

Earlier studies have found that berries work against colorectal cancer and other cancers. According to a certain study,  the growth of new tumors in mice given black raspberry decreased by 45% and the total number of tumors reduced by up to 60%.

Other studies done on this topic found that foods rich in flavonoids, such as apples, grapes, and berries, reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.


Grape seed extract, which is abundant in bioactive compounds, has been found to selectively target and kill off many types of cancerous cells.

This is great news especially in times when the incidence of colon cancer is on the rise. Unfortunately, the disease itself is typically diagnosed in its later stages.  But, this finding is promising since it means that even when the person is in more advanced stage of the disease grape extract can help.

Check out the video below to learn more about the benefits of grape seed oil!