Grape Seed Extracts
Grape seed extracts are the
derivatives from whole grape seeds, these products include chemicals known
as polyphenols, including oligomeric proanthocyanidins, also known as antioxidants.
A polyphenol, a chemical
substance found in plants and contained in grape seeds is resveratrol which
may complicate the growth and proliferation of cancer cells.
Grape Seed Extract is prescribed
by medical doctors in European countries as a dietary supplement, and may
be purchased without a prescription. Grape Seed Extract is an extraordinarily
safe and effective nutritional supplement.
Grape Seed Extract
contains natural bioflavonoids called proanthocyanidins. Grape seed extract
is an herbal preparation made from grapes. This extract contains oligomeric
proanthocyandin (OPC), an important antioxidant.
Muscadine Grape Seed Extract
Health Nutritional Supplements
The skin and seed of grapes
in general have high antioxidant content, but muscadine grapes in particular
have exhibited a greater proportion of antioxidants than other varieties.
Any dietary supplement which contains muscadine grape seeds.
Grape seeds have been found to possess high levels of antioxidants and
anti-inflammatory compounds which may effect blood vessel function.
seed supplement contains a high concentration of plant derived active compounds,
including gallic acid, ellagic acid, oligomeric proanthocyanidins and resveratrol.
These are associated with reducing oxidative stress, and provide potential
cardiovascular health effects of muscadine grape seeds.
Grape seeds extract dietry supplement,
is specially produced to maximize its natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
concentrations and may will have a favorable effect on cardiovascular
Studies have also been conducted
to measure any effects on total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein or
"bad" cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol,
blood sugar levels and markers for inflammation, such as C-reactive protein
Independent laboratory tests
show that muscadine grape seeds contain very high
levels of natural antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules which
can safely interact with free radicals and help terminate the chain reaction
before vital molecules are damaged.
Any supplement made from
100% Muscadine Grape Seeds, which naturally contains the powerful combination
of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, with over 1000 phenolic
compounds including Resveratrol, Ellagic Acid, Quercetin and OPCs.
Independent laboratory tests
show that muscadine seed supplements have the highest antioxidant
rating of 895 µmole TE/g of any fruit tested.
In addition grape seeds have two more chromosomes than the typical
wine grapes (40 in Muscadines). This fact provides for a greater range
of chemical possibilities than other grapes.
As our bodies age we produce
less antioxidants to combat the ongoing
destruction caused by free
radicals, thus increasing the risk of developing serious health problems.
Bio-Active Muscadine Phytochemicals*
reported in the book Muscadine Medicine,
OPCs (oligomeric procyanidins)
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