The extract of tiny seeds of red grapes has become one of the leading natural remedies in the world. It contains antioxidant active substances called flavonoids, which protect the body from the effects of unstable oxygen molecules – free radicals.
The extract also contains oligomeric complexes proanthocyanidins. These substances before were called – pycnogenols and play an important role in preventing heart disease and cancer.
Pycnogenol is one of the proanthocyanidins contained in the bark of maritime pine that can be used instead of grape seed extract but is a little big expensive and many therapists believe that a higher price is not justified in relation to the value.
HOW THIS EXTRACT WORKS
Grape seed extract has a powerful positive effect on blood vessels. Therefore, the active substances in this extract (proanthocyanidins) are not accidentally the most important ingredient of one of the most popular drugs for diseases of the blood vessels in the world.
Grape seed extract contains water-soluble, and active substances soluble in fat and works well on all cells and can provide protection throughout the body. These are among the few rare materials which can pass the blood-brain barrier and thus protect the brain from free radicals.
MAIN USEFUL EFFECTS
Grape seed extract have a powerful effect on the blood vessels can not only reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke but also strengthen fragile capillaries and improve blood flow, especially in the extremities (hands and feet).
Therefore, many therapists believe that this supplement is useful in almost all forms of the disordered function of blood vessels and related conditions, such as diabetes, varicose veins, some forms of impotence, impaired sensation and numbness in the limbs, and even painful leg cramps.*
Grape seed extract affects the smallest blood vessels and has a beneficial effect on blood circulation eye.
It is often advisable to use this extract in the treatment of macular degeneration, or age-related cataracts, which are the most common causes of blindness elderly. This supplement can be beneficial to people who spend many hours at the computer.
Studies have shown that taking 300 mg of grape seed extract for 60 days reduces eye-strain and improves contrast vision of people who are often in front of a computer monitor.
Many therapists now recommend grape seed extract as a tool that has a beneficial effect against the development of malignant disease. Proanthocyanidins, antioxidants contained in the extract, protect the genetic material in cells, which is important in preventing cancer.
ADDITIONAL USEFUL EFFECTS
Grape seed extract helps protect and restore collagen in the skin and is often found in cosmetic creams for skin elasticity.
This extract can alleviate allergy symptoms. Its use, reducing the release of histamine and other substances that induce an allergy, which is useful for people who suffer from hay fever and urticaria.
Grape seed extract prevents the release of prostaglandins, which are also involved in the allergic reaction, but also the pain and inflammation – this effect can help women with endometriosis.