Page Quality?
Thank you!

Grape seed or Pine bark extract (Proanthocyanidins or opcs)

Definition: Also commonly referred to as pycnogenol, this substance has impressive antioxidant properties and is considered substantially more effective than either vitamin C or E in scavenging free radicals. It also has pronounced anti-inflammatory actions due to a flavonoid called proanthocyanidin. It can be extracted from grape seeds or pine bark and is especially good for vision problems, nerve inflammations, water retention and cardiovascular conditions. It has the ability to stabilize collagen and retard skin aging.

Applications: Free radical protection, Bell's palsy, diabetes, skin aging, bursitis, ulcers, eyesight, cancer, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, colds and flu, prostate disease, lupus, psoriasis, arthritis, senile dementia, stroke and Parkinson's disease.

Recommendations: Some controversy exists as to whether pine bark or grape seed is a better source of proanthocyanidins. Both can be good if manufactured by reliable companies that guarantee potency and purity.

Information provided in the Education section is provided by Woodland Publishing, Inc. and/or other independent third parties that are unaffiliated with Nutraceutical Corporation, and is intended to provide an electronic reference library about nutrition and health. The views expressed in the Education section are the views of the authors and have not been independently viewed or confirmed by Nutraceutical, and are not necessarily the views of Nutraceutical Corporation. © 1998-2003 Woodland Publishing, Inc. and/or the respective copyright owner. For more information call Woodland Publishing at 800 877-8702.



Grape, seed, or, Pine, bark, extract, or,