Grapes and products made from grapes may promote body terrainthe internal conditions of your body, including nutritional status, fitness, blood sugar balance, hormone balance, inflammation and more factors known to be important in cancer, including better blood sugar and insulin levels and less oxidative stressan imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body in which antioxidant levels are lower than normal; this imbalance can cause harmful oxidation reactions in your body chemistry.

Affordability and access

Prescription required?

  • No, but we recommend you consult your oncology team before using grape extracts

Other names

You may find grape products and grape extracts under these alternate names and brands.

Food products:

  • Grapes
  • Grape juice (purple or red)
  • Raisins (red)
  • Red grape pomace
  • Red wine 
  • Dealcoholized red wine
  • Wine grape pomace flour

Extracts and supplements:

  • Anthocyanins extracted from grape skin
  • Gelsectan
  • Grape extract
  • Grape powder
  • Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract
  • MuscadinePlus
  • Polyphenols from red grape seeds
  • Red grape cell powder
  • Red wine extracts
  • Red wine polyphenols

Topical products applied to the skin:

  • Grape seed extract cream
  • Grape seed extract ointment

Supplements including grape extracts and other nutraceuticals:

  • Leucoselect Phytosome
  • MB-6

Where to access

  • Grocery stores (food products)
  • Drug stores
  • Supplement stores
  • Online supplement distributors


  • Low to moderate cost (below $2000 US/year)

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Nancy Hepp, MS

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Ms. Hepp is a researcher and communicator who has been writing and editing educational content on varied health topics for more than 20 years. She serves as lead researcher and writer for CancerChoices and also served as the first program manager. Her graduate work in research and cognitive psychology, her master’s degree in instructional design, and her certificate in web design have all guided her in writing and presenting information for a wide variety of audiences and uses. Nancy’s service as faculty development coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University also provided experience in medical research, plus insights into medical education and medical care from the professional’s perspective.

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Andrew Jackson, ND

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Andrew Jackson, ND, serves as a CancerChoices research associate. As a naturopathic physician practicing in Kirkland, Washington, he teaches critical evaluation of the medical literture at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. His great appreciation of scientific inquiry and the scientific process has led him to view research with a critical eye.

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