Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract, GSE, OPC-3, Oligomeric Procyanidins, Procyanidin

Grape seed extract is industrially extracted from grape seeds, extremely rich in antioxidants and oligomeric proanthocyanidins, the main phenolic constituent in grapes. The highest concentration of this type of flavonoid is found in the skin or membrane surrounding the grape seed. Due to its high concentration of antioxidant compounds, grape seed extract can prevent various diseases and oxidative stress, tissue damage, and inflammation. It has been associated with several therapeutic properties, including wound healing and chronic disease treatments, such as high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, macular degeneration, poor circulation, and others.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Grapes
  • Type Phytochemical, Vitamin, Mineral

Cardiovascular Health

The cardiovascular system is responsible for blood circulation, which has the function of transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. It consists of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases are caused by changes in the blood lipid profile, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, genetic predisposition, overweight, stress, and others. The compounds that help cardiovascular health are those that normalize risk factors, such as cholesterol.
  • Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels which results from the heart pumping blood through the circulatory system. Like most aspects of the organism, this too needs to stay at a healthy range, for the circulation of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
  • Age Range Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Drowsiness, Headaches, Nausea, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Gastrointestinal Disturbs
  • Warnings Pregnancy

Why be Careful

Grape extract supplements appear to be well tolerated. There is insufficient evidence to support the contraindication for pregnant women, so a prescription is recommended. Individuals taking continuous medications should discuss the possibility of consuming grape seed extract supplements with a doctor.

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