There’s good evidence that grape seed extract is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions. Grape seed extract may help with poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol. Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes.
Grape seed extract contains antioxidants called Proanthocyanidins. These substances protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases. It helps to strengthen vascular walls by inhibiting the body’s enzymes that break down collagen. It also stimulates collagen repair, thereby increasing the strength and elasticity of blood vessels, protecting them against rupture, leakage and degeneration. Collagen is the building block of veins and arteries.
Procydin plays a fundamental role in our modern lives by protecting our bodies from impurities found in food we eat and the air we breathe. These impurities can cause havoc in our bodies which may result in chronic diseases. We no longer get sufficient antioxidants from our normal day to day diets.
There is evidence to support that oxidative stress resulting from increased production of free radicals associated with decreased number of antioxidants in the myocardium playing a crucial role in cardiovascular disease. By reducing the permeability and fragility of capillaries and aids in the promotion of the peripheral circulatory system thereby preventing and improving vascular or circulatory disorders i.e. varicose veins, oedema, diabetic complications such as neuropathy and retinopathy (diabetic).
Proanthocyanidins improves circulation, including microcirculation in the brain and help deliver nutrients to the brain, such as zinc, manganese, selenium and copper, which are helpful in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder according to recent research. The antioxidant activity may help stabilize brain cells and improve their functioning by neutralising damage from free radicals. Cell cultures show it may regulate enzymes that help control two crucial neurotransmitters -dopamine and norepinephrine, chemicals that carry messages among brain cells and are involved in ‘excitatory’ responses.
Oxidised LDL damage the cells that line blood vessel walls by provoking numerous responses including inflammation, smooth muscle cell proliferation and clotting mechanisms, all of which lead to arteriosclerosis. Proanthocyanidins acts as anti-lipid-peroxidant and assists in maintaining normal cholesterol levels.
Dosage and directions for use:
- Persons weighing 40 – 70 kg should take 3 capsules simultaneously in the morning for 3 days and then 2 capsules in the morning for 5 days thereafter continue with 1 capsule per day.
- Persons weighing 70 – 115 kg should take 3 capsules simultaneously in the morning for 5 days thereafter 2 capsules per day.
- Children (40Kg or less) should take 1 capsule on alternative days or dissolve the contents of the capsule in juice for ease of administration.
Dosage can be increased on advice of your health practitioner or doctor.