There’s strong evidence that grape seed extract is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions. Grape seed extract may help improve circulation, strengthen blood vessels and can moderate high cholesterol levels. Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes. Grape seed extract has been studied for use in many other conditions — ranging from PMS to skin damage to wound healing.
The focus of scientific interest in grape seed is the special antioxidants they have found. Grape Seed Extract contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs). Scientists believe it is the actions of these powerful antioxidants that give grape seed extract its cardio-protective properties. OPC’s are being tested for use in treating a number of conditions, from heart disease to cancer to aging skin. There is good evidence that grape seed extract can help treat chronic venous insufficiency and edema.
A study of healthy volunteers found that taking grape seed extract did substantially increase levels of antioxidants in their blood. Antioxidants are substances that destroy free radicals — harmful compounds in the body that damage DNA (genetic material) and even cause cell death. Free radicals are believed to contribute to aging, as well as the development of a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer.
The powerful free radical scavenging effects of grape seed extract protect the skin from UV radiation damage, the blood vessel walls from inflammatory stress and the brain from low oxygen states. Due to the benefits that grape seed extract has on these systems, it has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer, improve blood pressure and protect against dementia.
Serving Size: 1 Veg Cap
Servings Per Container: 60
Standardized Grape Seed Ext
Other Ingredients: rice flour, hypromellose (vegetable capsule), vegetable lubricant.
Directions: Take one vegetable capsule twice daily with or without food, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.