How Paw Paw Works Against Cancer Cells In order to understand how paw paw works, it is helpful to be familiar with a qualities of research paper biology on human cells. It is also recommended that you watch the video animation on paw paw if you have not already done so.
It may take a couple of times watching it to catch everything, but it should help your comprehension of the material. Simple Cell Biology and ATP Production Simply put, cells need energy to live, survive, and multiply–no real surprise. After all, we know that we must give our bodies energy in the form of food in order to live. During the digestion process, the food begins to be broken down and put into a form that eventually can be utilized by the cells in our body. One result of this process is the formation of blood sugar, or glucose. The cell has some special molecules on its exterior that transport glucose from the blood into the cell–appropriately called “glucose transporters.
However, at this point, the process is not done. The cell must then convert the glucose into usable electrons–in other words, usable energy. The mitochondria resides on the interior of each cell. Actually, each cell has hundreds or thousands of them. On the picture, the mitochondria are the “sausage-shaped” structures on the interior of the cell walls. As noted earlier, their primary purpose is to take glucose and oxygen and use it to produce the energy that the cell needs.
In general, cancer cells fit the profile of “high users” of ATP. In fact, some studies indicate that they need anywhere from 10-17 times as much ATP as a normal cell in order to survive and multiply. Thus, if the ATP that is produced by the mitochondria of the cancer cells can be somehow controlled or reduced significantly, those cells can be negatively impacted, hopefully making them die off. Acetogenins–the Substances that Reduce ATP Research by Dr.
Annonacea, these natural substances are often referred to in the literature as Annonaceous Acetogenins. It is these acetogenins that he found to drastically reduce the ATP production of the cells’ mitochondria. They vary from species to species of trees within the “paw paw family”, and within other related trees. Furthermore, he found that there were even differences in the actual geographical location of the trees–noting during his research that some groves of trees were more potent than others. He has written on several occasions in technical papers detailing the big difference chemically and structurally between the acetogenins found in graviola and those found in paw paw. Read about differences between paw paw and graviola.