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The Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

Ingredient deep-dive into Grape Seed Extract

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What is Grape Seed Extract?

Ever feel like you need an immune-booster? Meet grape seed extract, a dietary supplement full of antioxidants and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs).[1] These phytochemicals are known for their strong pharmacological properties and health benefits including: antioxidant and neuroprotective.[2] Grape seed extract is made by removing, drying, and crushing seeds found in grapes. 

The antioxidant properties of grape seed extract are particularly important when it comes to everyday health and wellness, as antioxidants destroy free radicals – harmful compounds in the body that damage DNA. Free radicals are linked to aging, as well as other serious health problems like heart disease and cancer.[3] Grape seed extract serves as a natural immune booster against these disruptive compounds, and is even proven to provide superior antioxidant efficacy to other natural supplements like Vitamins C, E, and β-carotene.[4]

What is Grape Seed Extract Good for?

It’s clear the benefits of grape seed extract are plentiful, but how can you see these health advantages in day-to-day life?

    1. Enhanced wound healing: Grape seed extract has been proven to help wounds heal more rapidly and with less scarring. The extract increases levels of tenascin, a protein that helps build the connective tissue that appears as pink skin when a wound is healing.[5] The powerful antioxidant also enhances the formation of epidermal tissue so it is stronger and healthier after healing, and improves function of connective tissue.[6] 
    2. Reduced inflammation: Swelling caused by surgery or an injury can be reduced more quickly by taking grape seed extract. Its OPCs help to minimize symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, blood pools in the legs that cause pain, swelling and visible veins.[3]
    3. Improved cardiovascular health: The antioxidants found in grape seed extract can help protect blood vessels from becoming damaged, which can lead to higher blood pressure and improve overall cardiac function.[3][4]
    4. Improved cognition: Grape seed extract has been associated with improvements in reaction time and psychomotor skills among older adults, helping to slow and reduce the cognitive effects of aging.[7]

How can You Consume Grape Seed Extract?

Grape seed extract is commonly available as a dietary supplement in a liquid form, tablets, or capsules. Powering your body daily with grape seed extract can boost long-term health and wellness, but it’s not the be-all-end-all for your health. Grape seed extract is particularly powerful when taken in conjunction with other nutrients, vitamins and antioxidant supplements. 

MEND Regenerate makes this easy. MEND Regenerate is the only product of its kind that contains grape seed extract and 32 additional nutrients that work together to fuel optimal living and peak health. Alongside grape seed extract, key ingredients include: Vitamins C and D to support bone health; protein and amino acids designed to fuel muscle growth and strength; creatine and vitamin B complex to enhance energy, vitality, and endurance; as well as COQ10, an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and plays an important role in metabolic processes. MEND Regenerate is the all-in-one, daily nutrition solution to get more grape seed extract and support your everyday health and vitality.  

Sources

[1] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/grape-seed-extract-benefits

[2] Rauf, A., et al. (2019). Proanthocyanidins: A comprehensive review. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 116. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2019.108999 

[3] https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/herb/grape-seed

[4] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S002751070200324X

[5] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021204081709.htm

[6] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891584902009991

[7] Bell, L., et al. (2020). Grape seed polyphenol extract and cognitive function in healthy young adults: a randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-groups acute-on-chronic trial. Nutr Neurosci., 1-10). doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2019.1708033