Grape Seed Extract is an important source of one of nature’s most potent antioxidant groups, the proanthocyanidins. These compounds are highly synergistic with Vitamin C and have been utilized to treat various conditions and diseases with great success. Grape Seed extract helps Vitamin C enter the body’s cells, thus strengthening the cell membranes, and protecting the cells from oxidative damage. Research has shown that proanthocyanidins (bioflavonoids) serve as powerful anti-inflammatory substances, antihistamines, antiallergenics and are major free radical scavengers. The proanthocyandins possess up to 50 times stronger antioxidant activity than Vitamin C&E, Beta Carotene or Selenium. Proanthocyanidins also help promote tissue elasticity, help heal injuries, reduce swelling and edema, restore collagen and improve peripheral circulation. Proanthocyanidins also have been shown to prevent bruising, strengthen weak blood vessels, protect against atherosclerosis, and reduce histamine production.
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