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A quercetin-tocotrienols combination helps fight cancer, research confirms

Scientists are continuously making tireless efforts in order to explore natural compounds that are potent enough to fight cancer. There are a lot of ongoing studies that aim at evaluating the medicinal abilities of substances that maintain the body’s healthy cells, instead of killing them off.

Researchers from the Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA) have stepped forward with an advance discovery for stopping the spread of malignant tumors. They have discovered a natural plant-based combination which includes Quercetin and Tocotrienols. This combination effectively targets the aging cells which give rise to conditions like chronic inflammation and cancer.

This productive, anti-cancer combination hits hard on the cancer cells. It not only causes them to die off but also promotes the growth of normal cells. Moreover, the duo heals the body at the cellular level. It triggers a die-off sequence within aging and malignant cells and helps to remove aging cells so healthy cells have enough space to flourish.

If old and senile cells, inefficient at performing cellular divisions, refuse to die off, a condition called cellular senescence sets in. This causes an accrual of aged cells that discharge pro-inflammatory chemicals within our body. This process not only promotes aging in the body but also increases the risk of cancer.

Quercetin and tocotrienols identify the malignant cancer cells and speed up their cellular senescence. Both of the natural compounds effectively target the unwanted cancer cells and speed up their death. They prevent the replication of cancer cells, remove inflammatory and aging cells and stop the growth of malignant tumors.

This combination could serve as a highly intelligent form of medicine that recognizes the dangerous cells and manipulates cellular senescence, aiding the body to heal itself. The combination can be employed as an adjunct therapy for cancers as it could prevent cancer from taking hold and stop early cancers in their tracks.

The anti-cancer intelligence of Tocotrienols

Tocotrienols can be obtained from wheat germ, barley, oat, rye, cranberries, blueberries, kiwi, plum, coconut, and nuts. It is an anti-inflammatory type of vitamin E that can be isolated in the form of a supplement as well. Research confirms that it can,

  • Reverse cell cycle
  • Reduce DNA damage
  • Can be employed in the treatment of breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, and melanoma

Tocotrienols are lipophilic in nature, thus are poorly assimilated in the human intestine. Research is required to find ways to increase the bio-availability of tocotrienols. This may help to increase this vitamin’s therapeutic effects. Nutritionists recommend a daily dose of 150 mg of tocotrienols. Note that the therapeutic benefits of the supplementation may appear after ninety days.

The healing nature of Quercetin

Quercetin is a plant-based flavonoid. It is commonly found in apples, tea, onions, nuts, berries, cauliflower, and cabbage. Moreover, it is antioxidant in nature and helps plants against diseases. Quercetin, when combined with tocotrienols synergistically,

  • Slow the aging process
  • Prolong the life of healthy cells
  • Induce apoptosis of malignant cancer cells

Owing to anti-inflammatory properties, Quercetin is effective against various seasonal allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and congestion. Nutritionists recommend a daily 500-800 mg dose of Quercetin for up to three consecutive months.

Medications can adversely interact with the body when healing substances are introduced. Thus, people are better advised to consult an expert physician.

Sources

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26343116

Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan has studied bio-medical sciences and loves to contribute her research into the field of health through her writing. Her expertise includes product reviews and health news reporting but she enjoys writing research-based news, the most. Twitter- @MichelleKwan19

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