Wasabi as a Functional Food
In a yet to be published study the researchers state that “These results provide support for the application of WE [Wasabi Extract] as a chemopreventive functional food and as a prospective treatment of colon cancer.”
Now that the Medical Establishment have finally latched onto the fact that Wasabia japonica (Wasabi) kills Colon Cancer (and most other Cancers) cells, you can be sure that someone is trying to get a patent on this aspect of the benefits of eating Wasabia japonica.
When (the use of the word is deliberate) Wasabia japonica is approved as a functional food then you can be sure that the retail price will head to the roof. Wasabi growers who produce the highest quality Wasabia japonica will be able to capitalise on this massive potential demand for a cancer killing functional food.
You don’t have to wait for the Medical Establishments stamp of approval to enjoy the Cancer killing qualities of Wasabia japonica though as Sawasabi 100% Genuine High Strength Wasabia japonica powder is available here.
This High Strength Sawasabi Powder is also available in the Sawa Wasabia japonica capsules available here.
Definition of a Functional Food
Functional food: A modified food that claims to improve health or well-being by providing benefit beyond that of the traditional nutrients it contains. Functional foods may include such items as cereals, breads, beverages that are fortified with vitamins, some herbs, and nutraceuticals.
Here is reference details and abstract for the study calling for Wasabia japonica to be designated as a Functional Food.
Eur J Nutr. 2015 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]
The induction of apoptosis and autophagy by Wasabia japonica extract in colon cancer.
Hsuan SW1, Chyau CC, Hung HY, Chen JH, Chou FP.
Wasabia japonica (wasabi) has been shown to exhibit properties of detoxification, anti-inflammation and the induction of apoptosis in cancer cells. This study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanism of the cytotoxicity of wasabi extract (WE) in colon cancer cells to evaluate the potential of wasabi as a functional food for chemoprevention.
Colo 205 cells were treated with different doses of WE, and the cytotoxicity was analyzed by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide. Apoptosis and autophagy were detected by 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole, 5,5′,6,6′-tetrachloro-1,1′,3,3′-tetraethyl-imidacarbo-yanine iodide and staining for acidic vascular organelles (AVOs), along with Western blotting.
The results demonstrated that WE induced the extrinsic pathway and mitochondrial death machinery through the activation of TNF-α, Fas-L, caspases, truncated Bid and cytochrome C. WE also induced autophagy by decreasing the phosphorylation of Akt and mTOR and promoting the expression of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3-II and AVO formation. An in vivo xenograft model verified that tumor growth was delayed by WE treatment.
Our studies revealed that WE exhibits anti-colon cancer properties through the induction of apoptosis and autophagy. These results provide support for the application of WE as a chemopreventive functional food and as a prospective treatment of colon cancer.