Grape Seed Extract (OPC's, Pycnogenol)

Protect Your Heart,  Prevent Cancer and More with one of Nature's  Most Potent Antioxidants

Grape Seed Extract has more of the active ingredient, proanthocyanidins (OPC's --- oligomeric proanthocyanidins) than Pycnogenol® extracted from pine bark.(1)

As an antioxidant, Grape Seed Extract (OPC's) exhibits 50 times more antioxidant power than vitamin E and 20 times more than vitamin C. (2,3)  OPC's from Grape Seed Extract easily cross the blood-brain barrier and prevent free radical damage to the brain and nervous system. Grape seed extract also improves blood viscosity (the same "magic" as red wine but without the calories, carbs or liver toxicity).

Grape Seed Extract (OPC's) binds to collagen and helps increase elasticity of skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Many people take grape seed extract as part of their skin rejuvenation program.

Grape Seed Extract has anti-histamine properties (it stabilizes the release of histamine from mast cells). Grape seed extract can be used like an antihistamine but without any of the typical drug-antihistamine side effects such as drowsiness.

Grape seed extract (OPC's) has been proven by over 25 years of clinical studies to be useful for:

  • stroke prevention (grape seed extract helps keep blood viscosity normal)
  • skin rejuvenation and/or wrinkle prevention (strengthens collagen)
  • arthritis and musculoskeletal complaints (antioxidant and strengthens collagen)
  • blood clot prevention (improves blood viscosity)
  • respiratory allergies (antihistamine)
  • food allergies (antihistamine)
  • asthma (antihistamine)
  • ADHD (many cases are allergy-related)
  • longevity and rejuvenation programs (blood viscosity and collagen-strengthening effects)

Some studies have shown an even greater effect when grape seed extract and grape skin extract are used in combination.

Suggested Dose: 50 to 100 mg grape seed extract, 2-3 times per day with meals.

NOTE: Grape seed extract is an ingredient in Maxi Greens, a complete "herbal daily" formula. If you are taking Maxi Greens with its synergistic blend of herbs including grape seed extract, you may not need to take additional grape seed extract unless you have a specific condition which warrants higher doses.

Grape Seed Extract 50 mg

Each one (1) Capsule contains:
Grape seed extract 50 mg (standardized to 92% [46mg] OPC's)
Bioflavonoid Complex 50 mg

Product # 126  (60 Caps) $23.95

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Grape Seed Extract 100 mg
Each one (1) Capsule contains:
Grape seed extract 100 mg
Grape skin extract 100 mg
Product # 127  (90 Caps) $32.95

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*® The term “pycnogenol” originally denoted the generic proanthocyanidin (OPC) extracts derived from pine bark as researched by Jacques Masquelier, Ph.D. (1) However, Pycnogenol® is now a registered trademark of Horphag Overseas Ltd., referring specifically to their brand of maritime pine extract. Jacques Masquelier, Ph.D., the original discoverer of OPC's, initially researched maritime pine as the source of proanthocyanidins. 

In 1951, Professor Masquelier patented a method of extracting OPC's from pine bark, and in 1970 used this same technique to extract OPC's from grape seed. Professor Masquelier is said to favor grape seed extract over pine bark because of its higher OPC content and lower cost.

Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins from Grape Seeds and Pine Bark. National Institutes of Health, 2000. http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/Chem_Background/ExSumPdf/GrapeSeeds_PineBark.pdf
2.) Bagchi D, Garg A, Krohn RL, Bagchi M, Tran MX, Stohs SJ. Oxygen free radical scavenging abilities of vitamins C and E, and a grape seed proanthocyanidin extract in vitro. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 1997 Feb;95(2):179-89.
3.) Shi J, Yu J, Pohorly JE, Kakuda Y. Polyphenolics in grape seeds-biochemistry and functionality.J Med Food. 2003 Winter;6(4):291-9. [XXX also skin/collagen/anti-agingXXX]




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