OPC: Grape seed extract for your health
Exclusively made from French grapes
WHAT IS OPC AND WHAT EFFECT DOES IT HAVE?
With grape seed extract you bring a true miracle of nature into your home and life. Because the antioxidant plant substance OPC contained in it has a positive effect on the body. Many people therefore swear by this secondary plant substance called "oligomeric proanthocyanidins" (OPC).
WHERE DOES OPC OCCUR IN NATURE?
OPC belongs to the polyphenols, more precisely to the flavonols. In nature, the colourless bitter substance is found in various plants and parts of plants, which protects them from excessive UV radiation and predators with the oligomers. Cranberries, apples, coconuts and the peanut skin also contain OPC, but in small quantities. However, the highest concentration of OPC was found in grape seeds.
WHAT ARE FREE RADICALS AND HOW DOES OPC HELP AGAINST THEM?
Free radicals are produced by a healthy body and fulfil various messenger functions in it. If viruses or bacteria enter the human body, it reacts with inflammation - and the production of free radicals. These molecules are necessary for various cell metabolism processes. In general, free radicals are something positive and a sign of a functioning metabolism.
However, environmental influences such as air pollution, increased UV radiation, contact with chemicals, as well as bad habits such as smoking, alcohol and stress lead to an increased production of free radicals. An excess of free radicals is harmful and can lead to impairment and disruption of blood vessels, proteins and lipids, and even damage the cell nucleus.
Fortunately, free radicals have natural adversaries: antioxidants, which keep the number of free radicals in check. OPC contains a high concentration of antioxidants and helps your body stay in healthy balance.
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE OPC AS A CAPSULE?
A very special aspect is the exceptionally high bioavailability of OPC. Our high-dose OPC grape seed extract capsules contain a whole 800 mg of grape seed extract per daily dose - equivalent to 760 mg of OPC. The grapes we use for this come from the sunny vineyards of France, are freshly extracted on site and made available for our capsules. In this way, the OPC enters the bloodstream almost directly and can be absorbed and utilised there. By taking our OPC capsules, you are making a valuable contribution to your health.