Grape Seed Extract - Glossary

Grape Seed Extract

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Grape seeds are rich sources of antioxidant phytochemicals, including resveratrol and procyanidins (also known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins, or OPCs).  Although it’s been studied more intensively in in-vitro and animal models, experimental evidence suggests grape seed extract could have beneficial effects on LDL cholesterol and high blood pressure.   It may also have anti-tumor activity, as well as therapeutic benefits in Alzheimer’s disease.

May also be known by its botanical name, Vitis vinifera.

For more information, see “Grape Seed Extract Benefits and Information.”

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Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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