Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract, as the term suggests, is a natural chemical extract made from the seeds of grapes. Most often, the seeds left over from the commercial production of wine or juice are used; harvested, ground, and extracted. Especially high in particular chemical compounds science terms OPC’s (oligomeric proanthocyanidins), grape seed extract increases the strength of weakened blood vessels, and is also one of the most potent antioxidants known. And in terms of cost-efficiency, grape seed extract is one of the least expensive ways to get your daily dose of these highly beneficial compounds. Additionally, grape seed extract contains a vast array of health-supporting ingredients including substantial amounts protein, lipids, carbohydrates, and polyphenols (which come mainly in the form of flavonoids, also known as bioflavonoids). Read more . . .