Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is a grape seed derivative, produced industrially, that is rich in flavonoids, lilolic acid, vitamin E and, phenolic OPCs (oligomeric proanthrocyanides). This extract protects cells from damage caused by oxidation and free radicals and is beneficial in treating degenerative diseases. It is used as a traditional remedy for problems related to blood vessels and heart, diabetes, wound healing and, cancer prevention.
Benefits of grape seed extract:-
Phenolics present in grape seed extract limit lipid oxidation and inhibit platelet aggregation. It also reduces high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It inhibits oxidation of LDL and reduces hardening of arteries.
It prevents capillary fragility as OPCs have high affinity for arterial walls. This heals the varicose veins and prevents edema.
It inhibits the mast cells and prevents allergic and inflammatory conditions.
It is beneficial for diabetic retinopathy.
Skin cancer and ultraviolet protection:
This extract acts as a sun screen protection and prevents damage against UV rays. OPCs reduce papilloma malignancy.
Connective tissue protection:
It preserves collagen and elastin proteins responsible for well-being of skin and joints.
It is beneficial in the treatment of breast, prostate and other types of cancer.