What is Swanson Superior Herbs Grapeseed Extract (Standardised)?
For centuries the human race has plucked, crushed, fermented and then imbibed the red grape for all its delicious worth. For a long time it has trodden a road as much maligned as it has been marveled at; potentially toxic and possibly restorative in seemingly equal measure.
There is in fact, a name for this contradiction – the (aptly labelled?) ‘French Paradox’. Since 1936, when a chap named Professor Jacques Masquelierin began to try to understand why a people whose diet consisted of so many high in polyunsaturated fats could suffer so little heart disease.
Even today the work he began continues and in 2006 a study started to show some results as it discovered that communities that drank red wine everyday in moderation (particularly those in SW France & Sardinia) were actually living longer.
Incredibly, Swanson Superior Herbs Grapeseed Extract works in essentially the same way as those seemingly decadent French libations; offering you the same heart-healthy antioxidants that you might find in a simple glass of vin rouge.
What is Swanson Superior Herbs Grapeseed Extract (Standardised) used for?
Red grapes, as it turns out, are full of polyphenols. Polyphenols as you may already know, are antioxidants. In this instance those polyphenols are flavonoids – a form of polyphenol common amongst plants and flowers.
The flavonoid in Swanson Superior Herbs Grapeseed Extract is called proanthocyanidin and it plays a few key roles in keeping you, and perhaps more specifically, your heart and arteries in great shape.
By working as a sort of relaxant, Swanson Superior Herbs Grapeseed Extract can actually reduce pressure on your blood vessels, decreasing the possibility of hypertension. What’s even more impressive is that it can actually strengthen your arteries and capillaries at the same time All the while, providing dramatic antioxidant action for your heart – removing ‘sticky’ plaque from your arteries.
- Creates Nitric Oxide which relaxes tone of arteries & blood vessels
- Protects against plaque
- Powerful antioxidant
- Still, probably better for you than a glass of red wine (unfortunately)
What is the recommended dosage of Swanson Superior Herbs Grapeseed Extract (Standardised)?
As a dietary supplement, take two capsules two times per day with water.
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