Topic: Grape seed extract

I havent seen Grapeseed extract mentioned before. There is a very strong antioxidant, and recent work shows that in a study with mice a daily 300mg dose was enough to reduce cancer cells. I am giving it to my husband and we havent had any proof it is reducingthe cancer, but it cannot be doing any harm and is worth a try. It is important to get a good quality Grape seed extract some of the Chinese versions are not as potent. The active components are the Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), In the US a good one is Meganatural Gold from Polyphenolics. (I am an chemist but I dont have any tie in with this company).
The antioxidant properties of GSE is much greater than Vitamin C but there is some work which shows that these two can work synergistically together if both are taken.

Re: Grape seed extract

Dear UK Wife,
Your Husband's experience struck a chord with Patty and I.  It has been almost a year now since Patty was diagnosed with cc.  She decided to not have any chemo either.  We studied a lot of the alternative supplements that are out there and Patty has been on IP-6 and AHCC and several mushroom extracts.  Also she drinks fresh carrot juice.  We are about to start on another supplement.  It is called Avemar.  It has some good reports.  Her tumour has been contained  and several CT scans have shown that there is no mets.  We wish the best for your husband as we fight this cc battle together. 
Ted and Patty

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Dear Ted and Patty,
Thank you for your kind words. I wil look into the IP-6 as it is mentioned quite a lot on this site. Here in the UK there is not a great deal of emphasis on alternative therapies, or if there is Iit has never been mentioned to me.
I hope Patty is feeling well at the moment - and that you are both keeping strong.
Ray will be going for his next CT scan on Friday this week, then I suppose we will have to decide whether he can continue without treatment or whether to go with the chemo.
Fingers crossed it has not grown too much.
Sue.