Ellagic Acid Kills Cancer19.09.2012
by Life Enthusiast Staff
This Antioxidant Can Kill Cancer Cells
Your body has the ability to dissolve cancerous and precancerous cells within a few days, and to replace them with young and healthy cells. However, you must feed & activate the responsible cellular mechanism, with the exact nutrient, in the potency it requires. This can be done naturally.
With the exact nutrients and potencies in Exsula EllagiPlex, you can feed and activate your natural mechanisms to kill precancerous and cancerous cells. It contains an extra fine (micronized) grind of raspberry seeds to promote assimilation. They are blended with synergists to enable efficient conversion of ellagitannins to ellagic acid in your body.
Raspberries contain one of the most powerful antioxidants known; a series of ellagitannins which are converted into ellagic acid in your body. Many fruits contain ellagitannins, but your body cannot convert all sources into useable, beneficial levels of ellagic acid.
Ellagic Acid has the ability to inhibit mutations within a cell's DNA, causing apoptosis (normal death) in cancer cells. In addition, research has found that it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Raspberries are one of the few sources of ellagitannins that your body can transform into useful levels of ellagic acid. The very best way to get the ellagic acid is with extra fine ground raspberry seeds, combined with synergists.
Stop Free Radical Cellular Damage
Mutation of cells is often caused by free radical damage - they are responsible for much ill health, from common symptoms of aging, to potentially terminal cancerous diseases.
The cells in your body are in a continual cycle of birth (replication) and death. This replication is naturally controlled to ensure no mistakes (cancerous mutations) occur prior to cell division. If mutations are detected, the cell is instructed to die or not reproduce, thus protecting us from cancerous growth. When cells ignore these signals, they become virtually immortal, reproducing indefinitely, while abandoning their intended function.
We know that the cause of mutated cancerous cell growth is free radicals. They are undesirable products of the body's metabolic processes, caused by poor or insufficient nutrition, and from exposure to environmental pollutants. Free radicals are the natural consequence of all metabolic processes, during which most of these radicals are extinguished by antioxidants. To control excessive amounts of free radicals your body needs help. Antioxidant supplements are needed to extinguish the radicals and to limit the damage done them.
Science has proven that free radicals are responsible for mutated cell growth. This causes much ill health, from common symptoms of aging to potentially terminal cancerous diseases. Science also has proven that free radical reproduction can be slowed or even stopped with antioxidant supplementation.
Research indicates that raspberry seeds are antibacterial and antiviral, protect DNA, reduces birth defects, prevents harmful transmutations of cholesterol, prevents heart disease, and it promotes cellular detoxification. The health benefits of raspberry seeds, including cancer prevention, are described in the American Cancer Society's book; Complimentary and Alternative Cancer Methods.
The American Cancer Society, The Hollings Cancer Institute, and many other health organizations recommend that you eat one cup of fresh raspberries every day. But fresh raspberries are expensive, and difficult to buy when out of season. We have the answer.
Ellagic acid is a powerful plant antioxidant found in raspberries. In the plants, this biochemical helps to regulate growth and seed germination, protects them from microbial infections and heavy metal poisoning and prevents insects from eating them. However, more and more research is pointing to ellagic acid in these tasty fruits as a potent, natural weapon against cancer in humans.
How Does Ellagic Acid Fight Cancer?
According to research by Gary Stoner, PhD, director of the cancer chemoprevention and etiology lab at Ohio State University, ellagic acid stimulates activities of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. Plus, ellagic acid is anti-mutagenic, antibacterial and antiviral as well as anti-carcinogenic!
a.. Acts as a scavenger that "binds" to cancer-causing chemicals and inactivates them
b.. Inhibits the ability of chemicals to cause dangerous mutations in bacteria
c.. Prevents cancer-causing substances from binding to DNA
d.. Reduces cancer in cultured human cells that have been exposed to carcinogens
e.. Promotes apoptosis, or cell death, of cancer cells without harming healthy cells, a process that may be beneficial in fighting prostate, breast, lung, esophageal and skin cancers
And, previous animal tests conducted by Stoner showed that eating large amounts of raspberries could fight esophageal and colon cancers.
"We do believe that [raspberries] protect the esophagus and the colon because they are absorbed by these organs as the food moves through the digestive tract," Stoner said. "Black raspberries are loaded with nutrients and [plant chemicals] that may prevent the development of cancer."
Research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has also found powerful cancer-fighting potential from ellagic acid. According to their studies, ellagic acid slows the growth of abnormal colon cells in humans and prevents cells infected with human papilloma virus (HPV), which is linked to cervical cancer, from developing.
Ellagic acid is not just good for fighting cancer. Studies have found that it may also fight heart disease, reduce the risk of birth defects and speed wound healing. Ellagic acid also:
a.. Fights the H. pylori bacteria that's linked to stomach ulcers
b.. Protects the liver and liver function
c.. Helps to reduce glucose levels, which can help keep diabetes under control
Furthermore, just-released research from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that eating certain antioxidant-rich foods like raspberries may also limit the damage done by strokes and other neurological disorders.
Where is Ellagic Acid Found?
Raspberries are by far the richest source of ellagic acid known by researchers to date. However, it appears that strawberries, pomegranates, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, pecans and walnuts may also contain some, although in smaller amounts.
Since it's not always possible to eat raspberries every day, if you want to add more of the powerful ellagic acid to your daily diet, Fruits of Life: Potent Cellular Protection is an exceptional and highly recommended choice (and it tastes good, too!)
Fruits of Life is the first and only nutritional supplement to combine ellagic acid with the three other top antioxidant foods in a single whole food powder blend.
So whether you add a handful of raspberries to your morning yogurt, snack on them throughout the day or prefer to fortify your diet with the great-tasting Fruits of Life, adding more of the powerful ellagic acid antioxidant to your day appears to be a smart move for your future.
- American Cancer Society
- Ellagic Acid Information
- Ellagic Acid and Cervical Cancer
More About Ellagic Acid
Ellagic Acid is present in all parts of the raspberry, but it is most highly concentrated in the seed. It was found that Ellagic Acid is not changed, nor its potency weakened, by freezing, drying, or processing into a powder. The seed is processed into a maximum bioavailable flour, which frees the ellagitannins for immediate absorption and transformation into ellagic acid.
Many fruits contain ellagitannins. However, raspberry ellagitannins are one of very few fruits that have been clinically shown to be transformed into beneficial levels of ellagic acid in the human body.
Small amounts of Ellagic Acid is found in other foods (such as strawberries, blackberries, walnuts, pecans, pomegranates, and cranberries), however, raspberries have been found to have up to six times more.
Ellagitannins can also act as antibacterial agents. In order for bacteria to replicate, they require an enzyme called gyrase. Ellagitannins inhibit gyrase activity, so replication is restricted. Resistance to this type of antibacterial action is very difficult, making it a very desirable alternative.
Ellagitannins have antiviral activity also. Viruses do not have the ability to replicate, instead they must insert themselves into a host cell. This requires an enzyme called integrase, which is inhibited by ellagitannins.
Ellagitannins can also reduce blood sugar levels.
Economical and Delicious
Can be added to fruit juice or smoothies, baking or salads, since it can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees F.
Clinical Research Proves It
Although some of the early published research on Ellagic Acid appeared in the 1970's and 1980's, we owe most of our current knowledge about Ellagic Acid and it's use in cancer prevention to studies done at the University of Minnesota School of Nutrition Sciences, and more recently to research conducted by Dr. Daniel Nixon. Dr. Nixon is the President of the American Health Foundation, a professor of Folk Medicine, and a Professor of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently using Ellagic Acid in his cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina's Hollings Cancer Institute.
The Hollings Cancer Institute at the University of South Carolina is doing a double blind study on a large group of 500 cervical cancer patients that has everyone excited. Nine years of study have shown that a natural product called ellagic acid (consuming the equivalent of 40 milligrams of Ellagic Acid from red raspberries) is causing G-arrest within 48 hours (inhibiting and stopping mitosis-cancer cell division), and apoptosis (normal cell death) within 72 hours, for breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, colon and prostate cancer cells. Human cervical cancer cells, which are infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV) will die a normal cell death within several days.
Clinical tests also show that ellagic acid prevents the destruction of the p53 gene by cancer cells. Additional studies suggest that one of the mechanisms by which ellagic acid inhibits mutagenesis and carcinogenesis is by forming adducts with DNA, thus masking binding sites to be occupied by the mutagen or carcinogen.
Ellagic Acid stimulates the immune system to destroy cancerous cells. It may be useful in reducing the incidence of birth defects, may slow the spread of the HIV virus in the body, may prevent periodontal disease and diabetic retinopathy. It can slow the aging process and promote wound healing. Ellagic acid may help prevent heart disease because of the presence of a natural form of aspirin called salicylate. In Dr. Nixon's words, "It's fair to say that raspberries contain a chemical that fights cancer cells."
Could It Be This Simple?
- Special Phytonutrient Molecules In Red Raspberry Seeds Super Feed And Reactivate This Crucial Cellular System.
- Cell-By-Cell This Dormant Mechanism Then Awakens To Shut Down Runaway Precancerous And Cancerous Cells.
- Raspberries are a nutritious and nontoxic natural food.
- The cellular system raspberries feed is a natural cellular response system.
- When mutated cells are shut down by this system, there is no damage to healthy cells.
- Within a few days, the mutated cells dissolve naturally and automatically - as countless millions of old cells do everyday anyway - and are replaced by new cells dividing from the neighboring healthy cells.
- Phytonutrition (from plants) is incredibly affordable and noninvasive in contrast to technological or surgical responses.
- Raspberry has many bonus benefits.
- Only a very short list of foods contain any meaningful amount of the precious Ellagic Molecules. Raspberry Seeds are the superior source by several-fold higher potency.
- Ask yourself, when was the last time I ate pecans, walnuts, pomegranates, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, or blueberries? In 2 cup quantities daily - on an ongoing basis - and was careful to chew every seed?
Paradigm Breakthrough For Healthy Cells & Longevity
There is no cancer remedy or cure here. The phytonutrient does nothing directly to cancer. Yet there is no cancer growth or propagation. And only healthy cells remain. We trade "cancer-thinking" for optimization-thinking- nurturing of the cells.
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Extensive information about Ellagic Acid at http://www.ellagic-research.org