Antioxidants address the free radicals in the body which can be damaging as they can disrupt the structure and stability of many crucial factors at the molecular and cellular level. Studies have shown that grape seed proanthocyanidins are capable of reducing oxidative stress by scavenging harmful free radicals.*
Grape seed OPCs have an affinity to vascular tissue and offer protection against the degradation of structural components such as collagen.* By supporting the integrity of arteries, veins and capillaries, OPCs have been shown to support healthy vascular function as they promote elasticity and enhance blood flow and thus support circulation.* In addition, scientific studies have shown that grape seed extract OPCs can influence cholesterol metabolism through the inhibition of oxidation.* Grape seed extract can address multiple risk factors which ultimately support a healthy cardiovascular system.
Grape Seed Extract contains Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes (OPCs), which are potent flavonoids with antioxidant properties. Flavonoids are a group of active compounds occurring naturally in fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, flowers and bark. These phytonutrients have a long history of use as a traditional remedy by early European civilizations. OPCs have been extensively studied and have exhibited multiple benefits in human health.
One of the most significant benefits of grape seed extract is the ability to support cardiovascular and circulatory health.* From proper circulation of blood through the vascular system, grape seed extract can consequently provide support for eye health.* Many clinical studies in Europe have shown that grape seed extract can promote adequate cholesterol metabolism as well.*