Changsha, Hunan, China
Member Since: 2017
Business Type: Manufacturer/Factory
|Grapeseed-EX™ 80||OPC 80%|
|Grapeseed-EX™ 95||OPC 95%|
|Latin Name||Vitis vinifera L.|
|Part of Plant Used||Seed (skin)|
OPC (oligomeric procyanidolic complexes) is found in grape seed and pine bark. PCO extracts have been marketed in France for decades as treatment for venous and capillary disorders (eg, retinopathies, venous insufficiency, vascular fragility). Red wine contains PCO, and when used in association with a nonatherogenic diet, may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
Grape seed oil contains nutritionally useful essential fatty acids and tocopherols (vitamin E). V. coignetiae also contains vitamins A, C, and F. Dietary grape seed tannins and procyanidins (polyphenol oligomers) also are reported.
The antioxidant activity of grape seed extract has been tested clinically. It was shown that the extract elevated total antioxidant activity in the serum.
Grape seed has been shown to have antibacterial activity, and to be a safe and effective hand-cleansing agent. Grape seed also is effective in the prevention of dental caries. Grape seed also may be cytoprotective (protects against cancer). Early studies show some promise, but more research needs to be done in order to fully understand the benefits of grape seed.