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Grape Seed Extract

 

 

 

 

Grape seed extractis a natural plant substance/herb that contain antioxidants (Oligomeric proanthocyanidins - OPC) which help protect cells from free radical damage while promoting healthy circulation. Grape seed extract is rich in polyphenols which are high in antioxidants, thus promoting healthy circulation.

 

 

1.  Grape seed extract component

Component name

 Structure

Molecular formula

Molecular weight

Gallic acid


C7H6O5

170.12

Procyanidin B1


C30H26O12

578.52

(+)-Catechin


C15H14O6

290.27

Procyanidin B2


C30H26O12

578.52

()-Epicatechin


C15H14O6

290.27

()-Epicatechin-3-O-gallate


C22H18O10

442.37

Oligomeric proanthocyanidins

; n=0-3


C15nH14n-2(n+1)O6n

n=0-3

290.27n-2(n+1)

n=0-3

 

 

2. HPLC Chromatogram of Grape Seeds Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins standard

 

3. Function of grape seed extract

l             Grape seed extract is 20 times more potent than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E.

l         It also helps promote brain, skin and eye health

l         It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants that fights free radicals.

l         Grape seed extract can be used as an anti-aging supplement, because it protects from tissue deterioration, macular degeneration and cataracts, and may help prevent memory loss.

l         It can stabilize and protect collagen and elastin in the skin, which helps prevent acne, psoriasis, age spots, and eczema.

l         It can improve mental alertness and prevent senility.

l         Improves cardiovascular health.

l         Can prevent the formation of plaque in the arteries

l         It’s an antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic.

l         Grape seed extract is one of the few antioxidants that can penetrate the blood brain barrier to help protect the brain and nerve tissue.

l         Grape seed extract is also a natural antihistamine, so it can be used to reduce symptoms like hives, runny nose, and itchy eyes associated with allergens like pollen and dust