Video Transcript: Can BEC5 Actually Heal Skin Cancer?
Ty Bollinger: One more question. I want to talk to you about BEC5. I talked to Dr. Jonathan Wright about this extract from eggplant and the Devil’s Weed in Australia. Share a little bit with our viewers about BEC5.
Dr. Gaston Cornu-Labat: Well, BEC5 is a very interesting compound. It’s a natural compound. It’s extracted, as you mentioned, from the Solanaceae family. I don’t want to chop the scientific name of the family of plants. Eggplant belongs to this family. The Devil’s Apple is the plant from where the original idea came from.
Essentially, it’s a couple of glycoalkaloids that when combined have a very selective receptor emolliated, anti-cancer affect. What it means is that these two compounds, because of the carbohydrate residue they have, trigger a response with very specific receptors that happen to be over expressed in cancer cells and under expressed, or not expressed at all, in normal cells.
When this compound hits the receptor and joins in, it is internalized into the cell and it triggers what is known as apoptosis. It has programmed death cell. Characteristically cancer cells have this concept of immortality where this programmed apoptosis is supposed to leave room for the next generation so they die. Well, that doesn’t happen with cancer cells. So they keep going and going and going and going.
BEC5 triggers that apoptosis and tumor cells die. And it selectively does that with tumor cells. And so far, in all the animal studies and on the online studies that have been done, have shown that it has a very broad spectrum.
Ty Bollinger: So it works on lots of different cancers.
Dr. Gaston Cornu-Labat: So far the evidence is showing up that it works on a very broad variety of cancers. In sarcomas, in adenocarcinomas, in squamous cell, and basal cell.