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Grape Seed Extract Powder
- An Anti-Aging Wonder
- Nature’s Biological Response Modifiers
- May Help To Prevent Senility
Grape Seed Extract is beneficial for humans in that it contains Antioxidants, Procyanidins, and Polyphenols which all serve to protect healthy cells from being damaged by rogue molecules called free radicals.
This particular extract is taken from the seeds of the Vitis Vinifera, L. This is a type of grape plant that is usually used to make wine. Polyphenols are particularly strong antioxidants and can be found in high concentrations within the seed of this plant, which is where this extract is derived from. It also has Flavonoids, which have Antioxidant properties as well, and Phytochemicals which are known to have effectiveness to rival the standard Vitamins C, and E.
Grape Seed also contains within it, Procyanidolic Oligomers (or PCO's). PCO's are known for prevent the degradation of important tissues by inhibiting the enzymes that normally do damage to them.
While Vitamins C and E are thought to be great sources of Antioxidants, in truth, the Antioxidants present in these nutrients are usually excreted from the body not long after consumption. However, the antioxidants provided by Grape Seed Extract will stay in the body up to 3 days, in some cases.
The health benefits of Grape Seed Extract were first discovered in the 20th century when French diets were being studied. Even though their diets were extremely high in fat; which should have put them all at risk for heart disease, they somehow remained resistant to it. It was then hypothesized that their love for red wine may have been part of the reason that they were kept so healthy. In other words, Grape Seed Extract helps keep the cardiovascular system very healthy.
What Does Grape Seed Extract Powder Actually Contain?
There are very many ingredients in Grape Seed powder which are meant to promote general health such as Polyphenols, and protein which have been mentioned above, as well as others like lipids, carbohydrates, and flavonoids. One particular component of Grape Seed Extract which is unique is Procyanidin (which was nicknamed Vitamin P by its founder, a name that did not end up taking off). Despite the fact that the name Vitamin P never took, it is quite an important nutrient helping to maintain comprehensive oral health as well as health of bones, hair, skin, and other body tissues. The skin is protected well in particular as Procyanidin protects it from damaging rays.
Grape Seed Extract also has Resveratrol; an antioxidant that is particularly useful in helping with cardiovascular health, and is likely responsible for the low rates of heart disease amongst the French.
Health Benefits Provided by Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract contains several different types of antioxidants which keep the immune system healthy and running smoothly. On top of that it also has antioxidants that specifically help with heart health by preventing heart disease and other cardiovascular problems including high cholesterol.
Serving Size & Timing
Grape Seed Extract should be taken in servings of 250mg two times per day depending on intended effect. This is equal to about 1/16tsp. No more than 500mg per day should be taken unless specifically told to do so by a medical professional.
Supplement FactsServing size: 200 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Grape Seed Extract 200mg||*|
|Standardized to contain >90% Proanthocyanidins 180mg||*|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, corn, gluten and additives
As a dietary supplement, take 50mg (rounded 1/64 tsp) to 200mg (rounded 1/16 tsp) daily, or every other day, or as directed by physician.
|US Standard Measuring Spoons|
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
Grape Seed Extract Concentration
There are no fillers of any kind present in this supplement and it is considered food grade meaning it is safe for consumption.
Grape Seed Extract Side Effects
While some have reported minor issues such as headache, itchiness of scalp, dizziness, and even nausea, these reports are rare, and all occur in subjects who have taken above the recommended dosage. Also, if allergic to grapes, this supplement should be avoided.
Grape Seed Extract Solubility
Grape Seed Extract will blend surprisingly well when mixed with water or juice. It can even be taken with or on food. Taking servings larger than 100mg the taste of the supplement will probably be a bit too bitter for anyone to tolerate. Those with sensitive stomachs or taste buds may want to consider having gel caps filled with this extract in order for accurate consumption. Because the most important ingredient in this extract, Proanthocyanidin can survive in the body for up to 3 days, Grape Seed Extract should be taken every other day to maintain balanced levels of this chemical in the body. This product should be stored in an area that is free from light, heat, and moisture.
The following is a list of the many diverse benefits of grape seed extract (GSE). Abstracted from MEDLINE (GreenMedInfo):
1. Garlic and grape seed supplement use is inversely associated with hematological malignancies.
2. GSE reduces blood pressure, a cardiovascular risk marker.
3. A GSE reduces the inflammatory response and oxidative stress in patients with systemic sclerosis.
4. A multi-nutrient mixture of soy extract, fish protein polysaccharides, extracts from white tea, grape seed, and tomato, vitamins C and E as well as zinc and chamomile extract improves signs of skin aging in postmenopausal women.
5. GSE significantly improved markers of inflammation and glycaemia and a sole marker of oxidative stress in obese Type 2 diabetic subjects at high risk of cardiovascular events over a 4-week period, which suggests it may have a therapeutic role in decreasing cardiovascular risk.
6. Grape seed procyanidin decreases plasma levels of triglycerides.
7. Niacin-bound chromium and GSE can decrease total cholesterol and LDL levels significantly.
8. Aged garlic extract and grape seed proanthocyanidin protect against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity.
9. Chronic consumption of a moderate dose of grape seed proanthocyanidin extract can correct an energy imbalance in a situation of diet-induced obesity, thereby improving the mitochondrial function and thermogenic capacity.
10. GSE prevents age-related oxidative protein damages in the central system of rats.
11. Dietary feeding of GSE prevents intestinal tumorigenesis in mice.
12. Grape pomace extract suppresses postprandial hyperglycemia in diabetic mice.
13. GSE attenuates silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats.
14. GSE exhibits preventive and/or therapeutic potential in an animal model of Alzheimer's Disease.
15. GSE has a protective role against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity and genotoxicity in albino mice.
16. GSE has a rejuvenating effect in the central nervous system of aged rats.
17. GSE has a therapeutic effect on oxidation-associated nerve damage in diabetic rats.
18. GSE has bactericidal effects on MRSA.
19. GSE inhibits advanced human prostate tumor growth and angiogenesis and reduces insulin-like growth factor activity.
20. GSE inhibits in vitro and in vivo growth of human colorectal carcinoma cells.
21. GSE prevents acetaminophen-induced cell death in the mouse liver.
22. GSE prevents gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity and genotoxicity in bone marrow cells of mice.
23. GSE protects against cisplatin-induced oxidative stress in rats.
24. GSE supplementation prevents high-fructose diet-induced insulin resistance in rats by improving insulin and adiponectin signalling pathways.
25. GSE, black seed extract and curcumin ameliorate tamoxifen-induced liver injury.
26. GSEs reduce oxidative stress associated with cardiovascular disease in diabetic rats.
27. Grape seed proanthocyanidin inhibit advanced glycation end products in diabetic rats.
28. Grape seed proanthocyanidins has antithrombotic effects in a rat model of deep vein thrombosis.
29. Grape seed proanthocyanidins is superior to metformin to promote insulin signaling in rats fed high calorie diet.
30. Grape seed exhibits neuroprotective properties against excitotoxicity associated neuronal injury.
31. GSE ameliorates glycation-induced cardiac damage.
32. Grape seed inhibits aromatase activity in an animal model of mammary cancer.
33. Grape seed proanthocyanidins lower serum uric acid levels, indicating its usefulness for the treatment of gout.
34. Marjoram volatile oil and grape seed extract attenuate alcohol toxicity in male rats.
35. Oral grape seed extract prevents selenite-induced oxidative stress in experimental cataract.
36. Proanthocyanidin from grape seed reduces kidney dysfunction.
38. A grape seed extract rich in proanthocyanidins achieves direct and indirect (i.e. cell-mediated) protection of LDL against oxidation.
39. GSE, Bitter melon extract, NAC, and other natural antioxidants counteract drug-induced oxidative stress and resultant cell death.
40. Grape seed and its natural polyphenol extracts is capable of removing cationic dyes from water.
41. GSE and the conventional cytotoxic agent doxorubicin have a synergistic effect against human breast cancer cells.
42. GSE attenuates oxidative stress induced by periodontopathogens.
43. GSE down-regulates HIV-1 entry in normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
44. GSE has therapeutic value in the treatment of human prostate cancer.
45. GSE induces apoptosis in human leukemia cells.
46. GSE remineralizes artificial root caries in vitro.
47. GSE triggers programmed cell death in a human colon cancer cell line.
48. GSE, red wine, and especially diosmin, inhibit pulmonary metastatic melanoma.
49. Grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) enhances the anticancer effect of interferon on T24 human bladder carcinoma cells.
50. Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract may serve as a potential therapeutic tool in promoting cardiovascular health via a number of novel mechanisms.
51. Grape seed proanthocyanidins promote programmed cell death in human epidermoid carcinoma.
52. Grape seed proanthocyanidins promote proliferation of hair follicle cells.
53. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins from GSE inhibit human glioma in vitro.
54. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins, as found within grape seed and pine bark has anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects on prostate cancer cell lines.
55. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins from Red Wine and Grape Seeds inhibit androgen-dependant breast cancer tumors by reducing estrogen formation.
56. Six dietary constituents, curcumin, garlic, GSE, tea, Vitamin C, and vitamin E, inhibit nicotine-DNA adduct formation.
57. Skin aging can be decelerated with a nutrient complex containing soy, tomato, grape seed, and white tea extracts, and sodium ascorbate (vitamin C), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), zinc, and Biomarine complex.
On 12/30/2014 Stephen said...
ordered 1kg. The package doesn't state anywhere that it's 90% Proanthocyanidins, just that it's a Grape Seed Extract with no other ingredients... but I trust BulkSupplements doesn't mean BS ))) & that I received exactly what I ordered. Also it expires in less than a year - I was hoping it would last longer, so I'm freezing most of it... Other than that it's what I expected.
On 12/10/2014 mikhail said...
I have continued to get amazing value from this company and the grape seed extract is no exception. This company is totally devoted to customer satisfaction and their products bear this . I will continue to come back to Bulk Supplements for all of my anti aging needs.
On 12/8/2014 robert said...
This is a wonderful company and I have learned to expect only superior service and quality as well as a very reasonable price for some otherwise expensive nutrients. The grape seed extract gives me a lift as well as a good addition to my anti-oxidant program. I will continue to come back to bulk supplements for my anti aging needs.
On 12/8/2014 robert said...
As a flight attendant we are exposed to more radiation than many people would think. I decided to preserve myself the best I can through taking this grape seed extract for it's antioxidants. Flavor doesn't bother me much at all, especially when mixed with juice. I'm also taking this for overall male body (parts) health benefits. No complaints thus far.
On 12/6/2014 Daniel said...
I've been taking grape seed extract capsules for years (tiny amount, very expensive). Swiched to bulk---about 2 teaspoons per day---and am feeling noticeably younger. No adverse effects.
Taste is not too bad; I put the 2 teaspoons in about 1/2 cup of stevia-sweetened rasberry tea and chug it. The taste of that mixture could be called unpleasant---but not really. The taste is akin to a raw vegetable taste, mildly unpleasant but hardly noticeable.
On 9/27/2014 Stephen R Nelson said...
I have chronic venous insufficiency. This is supposed to help with that. I've put it in my smoothies or oatmeal for 2 months now. Does seem to be helping. Legs are not as "heavy".
On 9/25/2014 Shirley said...
I started adding 200 mg of this to my preworkout. this stuff works great with arginine, makes my veins pop out and my skin looks smoother. with that being said its tough to dose due to it being very fine and tacky.
On 9/18/2014 Brian C said...
Bulk Supplements definitely delivers. This is very high quality grape seed extract powder. The powder is dark in color, very astringent, and bitter, so be prepared. It does not dissolve well in cold liquids. It is a very good deal for the price. You will need measuring spoons to measure the correct dosage. I am happy with my purchase, and would buy it again.
On 9/16/2014 Kelli said...
I am a new customer of Bulk Supplements and I must say, So far, So good! I received my order promptly. The product came in foil air tight bags with instructions printed on label. I take Grapesee Extract along with Pine Bark extract and they have worked wonders for my circulatory system and over all well being.
On 9/15/2014 AmarieP said...
I take a 1:1:1 mixture of pycnogenol, gingko biloba, and (recently) grape seed extract (120 mg twice a day of each) along with 2.5 grams of l-arginine once a day, and have noticed a great improvement in the quality of my erections (as has my wife). I had the temporary side effect of headache after adding the gingko to the mix, but after that only saw benefit after taking the combo for 2-3 weeks, all at a great price. Try it!
On 9/11/2014 Jim said...
This is definitely a bargain. I have taken grape seed extract for years due to its antioxidant benefits. Grape seed extract is very expensive. The best price I have found is 180 capsules for 39.95. I made 235 capsules from the 100g pouch for only 13.00.
On 8/28/2014 lousan said...
Bought this to replace my Solgar grape seed capsules. I am trying to rid myself of too much magnesium stearate. This was the perfect answer. I mix it in my smoothie, sometime my tea (depending on the flavor). They company told me this product comes from France so I am assured of it's quality. Great product at a great price. Thanks!
On 7/19/2014 MP said...
This is a very nice quality Grape Seed Extract. I found BulkSupplements shortly after my former supplier decided to stop making up and selling their own powdered form of the supplement. I guess they decided it was easier to just stock the same old brands (pill form) that all the other companies carried.
I take this Grape Seed Extract along with Pine Bark Extract mixed together in either orange juice or grape juice. Both supplements have a woody taste (because they come directly from woody substances), but the taste is fine once they are mixed in juice. Each supplement contains its own particular variety of "oligomeric proanthocyanidin complex" (OPC), one of the great natural discoveries of the 20th Century, in my opinion.
I first started taking OPCs many years ago in the form of Pycnogenol, which was fairly expensive because it had a patent on it. It’s so nice now to be getting OPCs at such reasonable prices.
On 4/14/2014 ARTHUR said...
Honestly, it has a strange vanilla pipe tobacco aroma to it that reminds me of what my dad used to smoke. Taste is okay when mixed with my amino acids in the morning. So far, seems to be working just fine. I like it.
On 4/13/2014 zac said...
I take this because I need vitamin C and I cannot take asorbic acid.
It make my morning drink taste like grapefruit juice.
On 4/7/2014 Patricia said...
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.