1. Antioxidant – free radical fighter
Antioxidants play a role in the management or prevention of some medical conditions, such as blood vessel disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Grape seed extract is an excellent source of an antioxidant known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which is 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E. It can protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules known as free radicals. Many experts believe this damage is a factor in the development of some diseases.
Recommended Dosage —— 50-100 mg per day
2. Chronic venous insufficiency
In chronic venous insufficiency, blood pools in the legs, causing pain, swelling, fatigue, and visible veins. A number of studies have shown that Proanthocyanidins from grape seed can strengthen weakened capillaries and reduce symptoms. Proanthocyanidins are shown to protect collagen, one of the most important components of capillary walls.
Recommended Dosage —— 50 to 100 mg two to three times daily
3. High blood pressure
According to one study, grape seed extract significantly lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with mild hypertension (mildly elevated blood pressure). As an antioxidants, Proanthocyanidins found in grape seed can help protect blood vessels from damage, which can lead to higher blood pressure.
Recommended Dosage —— 300 mg per day
Proanthocyanidins in grape seed may lower ultraviolet sensitivity and increase the amount of ultraviolet rays necessary to cause sunburn.
Recommended Dosage —— 1.1 to 1.66 mg per kilogram of body weight per day during periods of high sun exposure
*The Content here is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.