Grape Seed Extract

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Where does Grape Seed Extract come from?

As the name implies, grape seed extract is derived from the seeds of grapes. At one stage the seeds, skins and so forth were discarded after processing. The true effects of grape seed extract was realized when a  group of individuals began making feed meal for cattle out of the seeds due to the high level of protein within the seeds, and to cattle growers surprise their cattle began to show better health, a longer life and less disease – needless to say scientists soon unravelled the remaining secrets and the rest is history!

Is Grape Seed Extract Safe?

Grape Seed Extract has been researched exstensively by scientists for a number of years now – both in relation to its efficacy and safety. It has long been known for thousands of years that by chewing the seeds within grapes was health promoting. The active polyphenols and proanthocyanadins found within grape seeds have no known adverse reactions within the body – even when ingested in very large dosages for prolonged periods of time! In fact, there have been so many studies published in peer reviewed journals praising this extract for its powerful health promoting qualities.

Why Grape seed is a “Must Use” Supplement

One of the main reasons grape seed extract OPC has become so popular amongst scientists and consumers alike is due to the very wide spectrum of nutrients that it contains. This vast array of health giving nutrients include protein, lipids and carbohydrates – but most importantly the polyphenols. As mentioned earlier, weight for weight, grape seed extract has an anti-oxidant rating that is high – very high in fact. As it stands, it is 50 times more powerful an anti oxidant than vitamin E and 20 times more powerful than even vitamin C!

Do you use other excipients within your blend?

In short, no. The thing with excipients is that depending on what they are, they can either help or hinder. For example, excipients are added to capsuled products primarily to assist in the capsulation process – especially when machine processed on a larger scale. Quite often the excipient silica is used to assist the sliding of one capsule half into its other half. Invariably this leads to a capsule that contains less active ingredients – not what one wants when paying good money for a health product! Our product contains a blend of Muscadine Grape Seed (Vitis Rotundifolia), and also various grape skins, being rich in proanthocyanadins.

 We do not use excipient / fillers such as quercetin, silica oatbran, glidants or similar additives. As mentioned above this does make for a more difficult capsule to manufacture, the end consumer can rest assured that their grape seed product is of the highest quality.

 What dosage is best?

Although there is no absolute dosage or daily value that has been established accross the board, many retailers agree that somewhere within the vicinity of 500mg – 1000mg is optimal.

What quality checks does this product adhere to?

Our  Grape Seed Extract meets all of the requirements set out by the appropriate regulatory bodies, whilst also being GMP, HACCP, and FDA certified.

Will resveratrol contravene my other medication?

In short, the answer is no. Ingesting our grape seed product will not contravene nor affect your current medications.

Grape seed extract is a poly – phenolic compound that is unusually high in plant flavonoids called oligomeric procyanidins, better known as OPCs. Although these polyphenolic compounds are found in many foods we eat such as peanuts, berries, grapes and purple grape juice, there just isn’t the concentration necessary of these powerful antioxidants to make a difference to our health – until now!

It has long been known that the French tend to live an unusally healthy and long life – even though their diet is rich in saturated fats and alcahol, namely red wine. Only recently has it become known to researchers and scientists alike that the active poly – phenolic compounds within red wine are the key to unravelling this long kept mystery.

What’s even more interesting to note is that much of the damage that takes place within our bodies is driven by oxidative stress, brought about by unchecked free radical activity. Being the biological vessels that we are, much of the aging that occurs within us is due to collagen beginning to cross link, and this happens in our skin, between our organs and within our vascular system. If you suffer from circulation / blood sugar issues, then there is a strong chance your body is lacking in the antioxidant department, whilst at the same time being in a high level state of inflammation.

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