Grape Seed Extract Powder (High Strength Anti-oxidants 95% OPC)
Grape Seed Extract Powder
Seeds from red wine grapes (Vitis vinifera) are most preferred for grinding to come up with grape seed powder. The extract, majorly ingested in the form of a dietary supplement, is rich in numerous antioxidants hence comes in handy in aiding deal with oxidative stress, tissue damage as well as inflammation. The special extract powder contains the compound, proanthocyanidin in high proportion. The bioflavonoid antioxidant is attributed to most of the benefits reaped from consuming the now refined seed extract powder.
Since ancient times, Greeks have been using the fruits, leaves and the sap for various purposes, the most common being medicinal. Use of the grape seed extract became popular in the 20th century, around 1970s. The fruit is native to Asia and were later introduced to Europe and America in the 1600s. Grapes of different colors have different compositions of antioxidants e.g. anthocyanins and flavonoids. Before their importance was discovered, grape seeds were treated as waste in industries that manufactured grape juice and wine.
Benefits of grape seed extract powder
The extract exhibits positive results once consumed as far as blood flow is concerned. This means that it will be harder for you to experience blood clots which could be fatal in the long run. Women prefer using it due to its blood-thinning effects which are instrumental during postmenopausal life. The compound has the ability to protect the blood vessels within the body as well as the cardiovascular system at large. The disintegration of collagen is halted thus reducing the chances of developing complex heart conditions such as heart attacks. Also, the extract powder comes in handy during instances of poor blood circulation i.e. chronic venous insufficiency.
Grape seed extract powder has the ability to impact positively on the healing of wounds as well as the recovery of the skin after injuries have healed. The extract powder is contained in creams and ointments which you apply on the skin to bring about the corrective effect. This can be highly attributed to the high proportion of proanthocyanidinins contained in the extract. These have the effect of releasing constituents which lead to growth of the skin. The powder is a product in the synthesis of most beautifying products which are applied on the skin.
Use of the powder aids in improving cognitive abilities especially as one is getting old. There are plenty of anti-aging properties, specifically anti-oxidants, which are present in the extract powder. The oligomeric procyanidins present in the powder help you to stay alert, maintain high moods, and retain details in the memory even at old age.
Grape seeds extract powder also has the effect of improving synthesis of collagen as well as bone formation. The extract powder has a relatively high amount of flavonoids, a compound that is essential in improving bone strength and density. The extract contains sufficient amounts of calcium needed for development of the bone structure.
How To Take
250mg (approx 1/6 teaspoon) once or twice a day as directed by your healthcare practitioner, can be taken with hot or cold water, in warm milk and honey, in juices or directly with honey.