Organika Grape Seed Extract (95% OPC), 50mg
Organika Grape Seed Extract 50 mg Details
- High OPC content.
- Potent free-radical fighter.
- Proven to have more antioxidant power than Vitamin C & E.
- Helpful for allergies, capillary and vessel health.
With 95% active ingredient, Organika's 50mg grape seed extract offers superior free radical antioxidant protection for the whole body, but in particular, the arteries, blood vessels, and the brain.
What is OPC?
Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin is the main active ingredient in Grape seed extract. OPC's are a group of flavinoids that have powerful antioxidant potential.
In studies, OPCs are shown to be far more powerful than antioxidants like vitamins E and C. Additionally they work with the primary antioxidant in the liver, glutathione and recycle vitamin C so it can continue to fight free radicals. OPCs are easily taken in by the body and even cross the blood brain barrier to provide protection to our brain and nerves. They are used for cardiovascular health because they strengthen the collagen lining of vessels, thus increasing circulation, and decreasing inflammation and blood clots. They also have anti-aging properties because they protect the body from environmental pollutants, keep tissues, like the skin, elastic and keep the immune system in good working order. In addition, OPCs stop the release of histamine thus reducing inflammation and allergic symptoms like runny nose, congestion and watery eyes.
OPC supplements are made from two sources, grape seed (Vitis vinifera) and pine bark. The cardiovascular benefits of drinking red wine are due in part to the antioxidants from OPCs. Grape seed extract can be purchased as a powdered beverage or encapsulated extract. Grape seed supplements should be standardized as an assurance of the amount of OPCs they contain. Pine bark extract is found as encapsulated extract. It should also be standardized as an assurance of the amount of OPCs it contains. Pycnogenol is a trademarked name for pine bark extract.
What is an Antioxidant?
Antioxidants are nutrients that help to protect your body from the damage caused by free radicals - the toxic molecules that play a role in the development of diseases from cataracts to heart disease, to arthritis. While our bodies produce some of these free radicals as the "garbage" from some its natural processes, we are now exposed to more and more of them from our environment than ever before.
The chemical pollution of our air and water now leave us exposed to very powerful free radicals that we have never been exposed to in the past. In combination with the nutrient depletion of our foods from modern chemical agriculture, we now also get less of the important nutrients from it that would normally help our immune systems fight these chemical invaders. This is why many nutritional doctors recommend their patients take supplements of antioxidants.
How Antioxidants Protect Your Cells:
When a free radical enters your body, it is attracted to the cells that make up the different tissues of it just like a magnet to metal. It then bonds to parts of the cell, which causes it to deteriorate in a way similar to that which oxygen causes metal to rust. If the cell gets damaged enough, it dies. Worse yet, if the cell DNA is damaged and then the cell reproduces, it reproduces abnormally as a result. When this happens to our skin, we get wrinkles; when it happens to our oxygen carrying blood vessels, we get hardening of the arteries; when it happens to our joints, we get arthritis.
Antioxidants work by bonding with the free radical before it can bond to the cells of your body, thus neutralizing it. This now harmless substance is then deconstructed or merely excreted.
Take 2 Organika Grape Seed Extract 50mg capsules per day with a glass of water.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 25
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
|Grape Seed Extract (85 % to 95 % Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin) (OPC)||100 mg||†|
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Additional Ingredients: In a base of Citrus Bioflavonoids.
Capsule shell: Natural Gelatin.
Allergy Information: Contains no dairy, egg, artificial preservatives, colours, artificial sweeteners, wheat, soya, or corn.
Warning: Keep bottle tightly closed. Store away from direct heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please inform your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating. If you have a bad reaction to product discontinue use immediately.