The Benefit Of Grape Seed Extract Is Startling...Just Ask The French!
What is the benefit of Grape seed extract?
It is a natural plant substance that contains a concentrated source of oligomeric proanthocyanidins(OPC).
The benefit of Grape seed extract....it is rich in polyphenols, a compound that is high in antioxidants. But here is the thing....studies have shown that OPC is a more powerful antioxidant than
C, and beta carotene.
In fact it is believed that Grape seed extract is 20 times more potent than vitamin C and a whopping 50 times more stronger than vitamin E.
Our bodies can store Grape seed extract for up to three days ..... much longer than vitamin C,E and beta carotene which are excreted within a short space of time.
Current research is claiming that Grape seed extract is one of the most powerful antioxidants available, although that has to be substantiated however, we cannot ignore it as a
The French generally have very high fat diets, so, you would be excused for thinking that they have a high rate of heart disease wouldn't you?
In fact they have one of the lowest rates of heart disease. How do they manage that?
Well....Scientists did extensive reasearch in the late 20th century on Grape seed extract and found that OPC, present in the red wine that they drank, promotes cardiovascular health.
And of course there is
The French Paradox.
There has been extensive studies of the benefit of Grape seed extract across the globe and and has been shown to be an exceptionally effective fighter of
Not only does it also improve cardiovascular health it also can aid gastric health too.
Want to lower your blood pressure? Researchers are suggesting to add some Grape seed extract to your diet.
So what are the other health benefits of Grape seed extract?
- Improved mental alertness preventing senility
- Improves brain, eye and skin health
- It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory
Grape seed extract is one of the very few antioxidants that can penetrate the blood brain barrier....this action helps to protect the brain and nerve tissue.
Good news..so far, there are very little or no side effects reported with taking Grape seed extract, but caution if you are on blood thinners or have some allergy to grapes (of course).
If you are on cholesterol lowering drugs then seek medical advice (as always) before taking it. Some minor side effects may include dizziness and nausea.
It is also believed that grape seed extract is effective in the treatment of hair loss. Now, I will say that although many patients have tried and tested it, and seen some very encouraging results, it has yet to be proven in any type of studies.
Worth noting that, in a particular study researchers did note that lab animals showed an increase in hair growth with grape-seed-extract..so there is some hope that it could prove effective in the fight against baldness.
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