For Circulation Problems:
Grape seeds are strongly vasodilatory, so they’re highly beneficial for a wide array of blood pressure and circulatory conditions. They help protect blood vessels from being damaged in the first place (which can sometimes contribute to high blood pressure), and their vessel-dilating effects help lower blood pressure in those with hypertension. Studies have shown that grape seeds also improve chronic venous insufficiency symptoms and edema.
For Cognitive Decline:
One study after another has seen that high levels of antioxidants in the body are key to optimizing brain function. The polyphenols in grape seed extract have been shown to help prevent and even treat Alzheimer’s disease and general cognitive decline by lowering oxidative stress and boosting mitochondrial function (the part of your cells that generates energy).
Grape seeds help the body process fat more effectively (and halt lipid peroxidation, the process by which fats are oxidized into toxic free radicals) and help soothe hypertension.
Thus, especially when mixed with proper diet and exercise, they’re an inexpensive and a potent remedy for both the complications and underlying factors of diabetes.
For High Blood Pressure:
Grape seeds are strongly vasodilatory, so they’re highly beneficial for a wide array of blood pressure and circulatory conditions. They help protect blood vessels from being damaged in the first place (which can sometimes contribute to high blood pressure), and their vessel-dilating effects helps lower blood pressure in those with hypertension. Studies have shown that grape seeds also improves chronic venous insufficiency symptoms and edema.
The healthiest part of the grapes (by far) is their seeds.
Grape seeds contain all sorts of beneficial compounds, These include a strong antioxidant known as oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs).
OPC’s are closely related to resveratrol, the healing compound in grape skins that’s often cited as the reason for wine’s health promoting properties (when consumed in moderation of course).
However, OPC’s, especially when mixed with the other flavonoids and polyphenols in grape seeds, easily outshine even resveratrol.
Get this: OPCs are known to be a natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-allergy…and that’s just scratching the surface.
- OPC’s help the body produce glutathione, which is the master antioxidant that helps protect DNA and strengthens the immune system.
- They also help increase the number of intrecellular vitamin C levels and strengthens the capillaries and thus improve blood oxygen circulation all over the body.
Best of all, grape seeds confer every single benefits without the side effects that inevitably accompany allopathic medicines, such as:
- Microbiome imbalance in the case of antibiotics; and,
- Antiviral medications, immune suppression in the case of pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories, and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Given that the OPC’s in grape seeds are such powerful antioxidants, they work wonders for preventing cancer. These compounds, combined with hormone-balancing chemicals called aromatase inhibitors, even attenuate the negative effects of chemotherapy and stop the spread of hormone-dependent cancers like breast cancer.
One study also found that OPC’s stopped the spread (and even directly killed) prostate cancer cells.