|Grape Seed Extract is good for:
- Living longer and healthier
- Preventing development of diseases
- Improving eyesight
- Reducing varicose veins
- Improving flexibility of joints and arteries
- Youthful appearance
Scientists have discovered that certain nutrients can help you look younger and feel
healthier. An important nutrient in the quest for anti-aging, long term health and
well-being is Grape Seed Extract.
Grape Seed Extract is known as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect the body
from damage from free cells. The antioxidant capacity of grape seed extract comes from
proanthocyanidins (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) (OPCs). Scientific studies have shown
that proanthocyanidins antioxidant power is 20 times stronger than Vitamin C and 50 times
stronger than Vitamin E.
Extensive research suggests that the proanthocyanidins found in Grape Seed Extract may be
beneficial in many areas of health due to their antioxidant effect. Grape Seed Extract has
the ability to bond with collagen; promotes youthful skin, cell health, elasticity and
flexibility. Other studies show that grape seed extract proanthocyanidins help protect the
body from sun damage and help support vision. Grape Seed Extract has been shown to support
flexibility in joints, arteries and body tissues such as the heart. Research studies have
shown that Grape Seed Extract helps support blood circulation by strengthening
capillaries, arteries and veins.
Proanthocyanidins have been used for decades in Europe to improve circulation, reduce
edema and varicose veins. In a double blind study of 50 patients with chronic venous
insufficiency, Grape Seed Extract alleviated symptoms of this circulatory disorder.
Another study of 25 patients with high blood pressure or diabetes who were given 150
milligrams of proanthocyanidins per day showed a significant increase in capillary
strength as compared to the placebo group. A double blind, placebo-controlled study
involving 92 patients with peripheral venous insufficiency showed that proanthocyanidins
substantially reduced pain, night time cramps and subjective edema.
Declining vision is common with aging. According to a recent clinical study;
proanthocyanidins may play a role in improving vision. In a research study, 100 people who
were free of eye defect and eye disease were given 200 milligrams of proanthocyanidins
daily for four weeks. The subjects were tested for their resistance to blinding and for
their ability to see in dim light. 98 out of 100 test subjects showed an improvement in
vision as a result of supplementing with proanthocyanidins (grape seed extract).
Proanthocyanidin, the active ingredient of grape seed extract has been proven to be 20
times more potent than Vitamin C and 50 times more potent than Vitamin E as an
antioxidant! Science News magazine, the weekly news magazine of Science, published the
findings of Dr. Ho (Tufts University, Medford, MA) on February 22, 1997. Dr. Ho found a
direct link between free radicals and prostate cancer. This type of cancer is the second
leading cause of cancer deaths in men. The article in Science News goes on to say:
"New findings in this area suggest that dietary and other antioxidant therapies may
hold great promise for curbing this scourge." The article states further:
"Several studies have found that men taking vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, are far
less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don't supplement their diets with the
vitamin." Remember that Grape Seed Extract is 50 times more potent than vitamin E as