Cell-damaging free radicals can come from anywhere - auto exhaust, smoking, even your own body. Research studies have shown that Grapeseed Extract protects our cells from the cell damaging effects of free radicals.
Grape seed extract (GSE) is typically from red grapes (instead of white), which have a high content of compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs).
Grape seed extract (GSE) and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) clearly possess remarkable antioxidant properties. Their effects on reducing free radical damage and oxidative stress suggest that they may be particularly effective in reducing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and a number of the chronic diseases associated with aging. Although the majority of the studies conducted on GSE have been done in cell culture (test tube) and animals, the results are extremely promising. *
In one laboratory study the chemo-protective (cancer fighting) properties of GSE was tested in human breast cancer and lung cancer cells. Results indicated that GSE was effective in promoting cytotoxicity (cell death) in the cancer cells, but that the growth and viability of the normal cells was maintained. Another cell study examined the effects of GSE on preventing the cell damage, DNA damage and cell death that occurs when cells are exposed to tobacco. The results showed that tobacco exposure causes oxidative tissue damage and apoptosis (cell death), which can be reduced by 10-85% by antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and grape seed extract. GSE was about 2-5 times more effective than vitamins C or E alone and the combination of the vitamins with GSE is even more effective in preventing cell damage and death. *
Health Benefits: *
Cardioprotection (reduces risk of athersclerosis)
Reduces cancer risk
Improves vascular strength (stronger blood vessels)
Reduces edema (inflammation/swelling)
Promotes eye health (reduces risk of macular degeneration and cataracts)
Directions: For adults, take one (1) capsule two times daily, preferably with meals.
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.
Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.