Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract is used for:
Alzheimer's disease Cancer 
Cardiovascular diseases 
Carpal tunnel syndrome 
Fertility problems 
General health 
Hay fever 
High blood pressure 
Multiple sclerosis 
Parkinson's disease 
Peptic ulcer 
Poor circulation
Prostate problems

Skin health
Varicose veins

What is Grape Seed Extract? Grape Seed extract, or GSE is an extract from the seeds of grapes. The seeds left over from the production of wine or juice are harvested, ground and extracted. They have a high content of compounds known as OPC’s (oligomeric proanthocyanidins). † OPC’s are found in virtually all plants, and they have been declared to be nontoxic, non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic, and free of side effects, according to a review by German researcher Professor Peter Rohdewald. † OPC increases the structural strength of weakened blood vessels, it is also one of the most potent antioxidants known. † Grape Seed Extract is one of the least expensive ways to get your daily dose of OPC’s.

Scientists have discovered that certain nutrients can help you look younger and feel healthier. An important nutrient in the quest for anti-aging and anti-disease treatment is Grape Seed Extract.

Grape Seed Extract is known as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidant protection helps protect the body from premature aging, disease and decay. Antioxidants are needed to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals play a major role in the development of degenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, strokes and aging. 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.

Healthy Looking Appearance & Better Health

Extensive research suggests that Grape Seed Extract (proanthocyanidins) may be beneficial in many areas of health due to its 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 improve vision. Grape Seed Extract has been shown to improve flexibility in joints, arteries and body tissues such as the heart. Research studies have shown that Grape Seed Extract helps improve blood circulation by strengthening capillaries, arteries and veins.

Research Studies

Proanthocyanidins have been used therapeutically 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. A 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.

Youthful Eyesight - Vision Research

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 eyes disease were given 200 milligrams of proanthocyanidins daily for four weeks. The subjects were tested for their resistance to blinding and their eyesight in dim light. 98 out of 100 test subjects showed an improvement in vision; as a result of supplementing with proanthocyanidins ( grape seed extract ).

Proanthocyanadin, 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. It afflicts 50-70% of all men in Western countries by age 70. 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 an antioxidant!

Grape Seed Extract is good for:


  • Antioxidant protection
  • Cardio-protection (reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis)
  • Maintain healthy vascular strength
  • Maintain healthy capillary strength
  • Diabetes conditions (neuropathy, capillary weakness, retinopathy)
  • Reduce Cancer risk
  • Reduce edema or inflammation
  • Eye Health

Grape Seed Extract is also known as:

Vitis vinifera, Pinebark, Pinus maritima, Pycnogenol

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