OPCs for Antioxidant and Vascular Support: Vitamins and minerals are essential for health; in fact, they are essential for life. But there is another class of nutrients – phytonutrients – that is proving to be invaluable in promoting overall health and wellness and reducing the risk of chronic disease.
Grapeseed extract is derived from seeds found in whole grapes and is believed to contain a high concentration of flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), Vitamin E and linoleic acid. It is used in a variety of ways, including the treatment of high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and edema. Grapeseed extract is also an ingredient in several popular antioxidants.
Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are bioflavonoids (complex organic plant compounds) found in fruits, vegetables and certain tree barks that provide exceptional nutritional benefits to the human body. Studies have shown OPCs to be up to 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals. by juliet