Thursday, April 17, 2008

Grape Seed Extract high ORAC value! Forget about Goji and Acai

The antioxidant capacity of grape seed extract comes from proanthocyanidins. Scientific studies have shown that the antioxidant power of proanthocyanidins is 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E.

In fact some new research that shows a specific type of grape seed extract has an ORAC value of nearly 50,000 !!

The next highest ORAC food is gogi berries at 25,000, followed by dark chocolate at 11,000. Blueberries are much farther down the list at 2,500 and even popular products like noni juice are only 1,500, just below spinach at 1,700.

The Acai fruit will give you an ORAC level of 3871

Extensive research additionally suggests that grape seed extract has the ability to bond with collagen, and it also promotes youthful skin, cell health, elasticity and flexibility.

Other studies show that grape seed extract proanthocyanidins help protect the body from sun damage and help improve vision. Grape seeds have been shown to improve flexibility in joints, arteries and body tissues such as the heart.

And, of course, research studies have shown that grape seed helps improve blood circulation by strengthening capillaries, arteries and veins, so the beneficial blood pressure effects shown in this study aren't particularly surprising.

Grape Seed Extract


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