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Nutrition Basics

Herbs
GRAPE SEED / GRAPESEED
Grapeseed Oil & Grape Seed Extract

(Vitis Vinifera)


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  • Grape Seed Description
  • Grape Seed Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Grape Seed Dosage Information
  • Grape Seed Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Grape Seed Extract & Grapeseed Oil Products





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    GRAPE SEED EXTRACT & GRAPESEED OIL DESCRIPTION

    RED GRAPE SEEDS

    Grape Seed extract is derived from the small seeds of red grapes of the same sort used to make wine, Grape Seed Oil (also known as Grapeseed Oil) comes from the same place. Grape Seed extract and Grape Seed oil is rich in flavonoids: phytochemicals, which have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are believed to safeguard cells against the ravages of unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals, and prevent numerous ailments. Commonly known as PCOs (procyanidolic oligomers), they are the most valuable flavonoid in Grape Seed extract. Besides their antioxidant powers, PCOs are thought to improve blood circulation and help strengthen blood vessels, which is particularly beneficial to those suffering from heart disease and cancer.

    GRAPESEED OIL PROFILE


  • Botanical Name: Vitis Vinifera
  • Origin: Italy
  • Extraction: Expeller Pressed / Partially Refined
  • Shelf Life: 2 Years Recommended
  • Kosher Certified: No


  • Notes: The Grape Seed oil offered by Mountain Rose herbs is produced from the raw crushing and expeller pressing of whole Grape seeds, without the use of solvents and the light green color is due to natural chlorophyll remaining in the oil. Absorbs well and imparts both a pleasant odor and taste. Suitable for food and cosmetic use.

    grapeseed oil partially refined


    SPECIFICATIONS
      Color- Light Green
      Odor- Characteristic
      Free Fatty Acids- 0.1%
      Peroxide Value- 1.0
      Non-Saponifiables- 0.54%
      Saponification Value- 191
      Iodine Value- 141
      Specific Gravity- 0.918
      pH- 3.83

    FATTY ACIDS
      Linoleic- 64.7%
      Linolenic- 0.5%
      Oleic- 23.6%
      Palmitic- 6.7%
      Stearic- 3.2%
    ORGANIC GRAPESEED OIL PROFILE


  • Botanical Name: Vitis Vinifera
  • Origin: Germany
  • Extraction: Expeller Pressed / Unrefined
  • Shelf Life: 2 Years Recommended
  • Kosher Certified: No


  • Notes:Suitable for food and cosmetic use and it makes a spectacular salad oil. The organic Grape Seed oil offered by Mountain Rose herbs is produced from the raw crushing and expeller pressing of whole Grape seeds, and the dark green color is due to the natural chlorophyll remaining in the oil. Absorbs well and imparts both a pleasant odor and taste.

    grapeseed oil unrefined


    SPECIFICATIONS
      Color- Dark Green
      Odor- Heavy
      Free Fatty Acids- 0.3%
      Peroxide Value- 7.7
      Non-Saponifiables- 0.66%
      Saponification Value- 197
      Iodine Value- 110-130
      Specific Gravity- 0.97
      pH-

    FATTY ACIDS
      Linoleic- 70.6%
      Oleic- 16.2%
      Palmitic- 7.2%
      Stearic- 4.4%



    The above product information description was obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs regarding their products. For other manufacturers, merchants and vendors, consult individual product label description.





    GRAPE SEED USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    BIOFLAVONOID & ANTIOXIDANT

    Grape Seed Extract is a medicinal herb which is high in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC's or PCO's). Proanthocyanidin is a bioflavonoid which has demonstrated antioxidant properties. This is known as a powerful antioxidant similar in effect to the ever popular and patented Pycnogenol, but far less expensive. Pycnogenol is an alternative source of PCO. Experts have researched the health benefits of Grape Seed extract, and many research studies examining the therapeutic effects of PCOs have found it to be helpful, and in some cases more useful than Grape Seed extract; however, it is more expensive. PCO-containing drugs are prescribed for various vascular (vessel) disorders that are likely to benefit from increased blood flow, such as diabetes, leg cramps, varicose veins, arm and leg numbness or tingling and even impotence. The effects of improved circulation have been shown to be beneficial for those with macular degeneration and cataracts, and can reduce eyestrain. Grape Seed extract can also block the release of the pain and inflammation-causing chemical, prostaglandinís, in those with endometriosis. It also acts as a natural antihistamine to control the sneezing and congestion associated with allergic reactions. The antioxidant power of Grape Seed extract / Grape Seed oil helps protect muscle cells from damage associated with fibromyalgia.

    GRAPESEED FATTY ACID COMPOSITION

    The following table lists a typical fatty acid composition of grape seed oil.

    FATTY ACID TYPE
    PERCENTAGE RANGE
    TYPICAL PERCENTAGE (Approximate)
    Palmitic Acid
    Hexadecanoic Acid
    Saturated
    (C16:0)
    6.0 to 9.0%
    6.5%
    Palmitoleic Acid
    9-Hexadecenoic Acid - Omega-7
    Unsaturated
    (C16:1)
    Less Than 1%
    0.2%
    Stearic Acid
    Octadecanoic Acid
    Saturated
    (C18:0)
    3.0 to 6.0%
    3.7%
    Oleic Acid
    Omega-9
    Unsaturated
    (C18:1)
    12.0 to 25.0%
    23.4%
    Linoleic Acid
    Omega-6
    Unsaturated
    (C18:2)
    60.0 to 75.0 %
    65.3%
    Alpha-Linolenic Acid
    Omega-3
    Unsaturated
    (C18:3)
    Less Than 1.5%
    0.2%
    Icosanoic Acid
    (C20:0)
    Less Than 0.5%
    0.2%
    Icosanoic Acid
    (C20:1)
    Less Than 0.5%
    0.2%
    Docosanoic Acid
    (C22:0)
    Less Than 0.3%
    0.2%

    Grape Seed oil also contains 0.8 to 1.5% unsaponifiables rich in phenols (tocopherols) and steroids (campesterol, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol). Grape Seed oil contains small amounts of vitamin E, but safflower oil, cottonseed oil, or rice bran oil contain greater amounts.


    People have been using grapes since ancient times not only for eating and drinking but for medicinal purposes as well. Different parts of the plant including the grapes themselves, the leaves, and the stems, have been used. It was not until the 1970's when a French biochemist isolated from Grape Seed the substance called oligomeric proanthocyandin (OPC). Though proanthocyanidin is a bioconstituent of white, red, and purple grapes, the most concentrated amounts are thought to be in the seeds of purple grapes. Grape Seed extract can be taken as a capsule, pill, or tincture. Grape Seed Oil is also used as an ingredient in facial creams to help maintain skin elasticity. Grape Seed Oil is a referred cosmetic ingredient for damaged and stressed tissues. The benefit of Grape Seed Oil for a cosmetic ingredient can help skin retain the normal structure of epithelium cells and nerve cells via supporting the cell membranes.


    OLIGOMERIC PROANTHOCYANIDINS (OPCs)

    Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are naturally occurring substances present in a variety of food and botanical sources. They are unique phytochemicals known as flavonoids that have powerful antioxidant capabilities and excellent bioavailability. OPCs are highly water soluble, so the body is able to absorb them rapidly. Clinical tests suggest that OPCs may be as much as 50 times more potent than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C in terms of bioavailable antioxidant activity. What's more, OPCs work with the antioxidant glutathione to recycle and restore oxidized vitamin C, thus increasing the vitamin's effectiveness. Because they are able to cross the blood-brain barrier, OPCs can protect the brain and spinal nerves against free radical damage. In addition to their antioxidant activity, OPCs protect the liver from damage caused by toxic doses of acetaminophen, a non-prescription pain reliever; they strengthen and repair connective tissue, including that of the cardiovascular system, and they moderate allergic and inflammatory responses by reducing histamine production.

    OPCs are found throughout plant life; however, the two main sources are Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol), produced from a French coastal pine tree, and Grape Seed extract, made from the seeds of the wine grape (Vitis vinifera). Pycnogenol was the first source of OPCs discovered and the process for extracting it was patented in the 1950s. As a result, even though Pycnogenol is a trademarked name for Pine Bark extract, the term is often used informally as a generic term to refer to other OPC sources as well, most notably Grape Seed extract.


  • Inflammation: Grape Seed extract has anti-inflammatory properties and can also help moderate allergic and inflammatory responses by reducing histamine production. It has been utilized in the treatment of allergies that respond to antihistamines. It acts against oxidative stress and tissue damage and has demonstrated itself to offer better protection than either vitamins C or E. It's anti-inflammatory action is thought to be derived form it's ability to inhibit the release of histamines and prostaglandin.

  • Circulatory: Grape Seed extract is rich in polyphenols, a beneficial compound shown as being high in antioxidants that helps to improve circulation. As it promotes and improves healthy blood circulation and is said to have some protective properties against heart disease. It is taken by some as a treatment for bruises, gum disease, phlebitis, ulcers, arthritis, varicose veins, and other vascular problems. Experimental data suggests that Grape Seed extract prevents the formation of plaque in the arteries. Grape Seed extract's antioxidant properties have been used for treating inflammation, cardiac or cerebral infarction, and hypoxia from arteriosclerosis. All of this information is great for cardiovascular health.

  • Connective Tissue: Grape Seed extract is used to protect, strengthen, and repair connective tissues. Proanthocyanidins are also considered helpful in improving and preserving the elasticity of skin by stabilizing collagen and elastin.

  • Other Functions: Grape Seed has been used as a dietary source of essential fatty acids and tocopherols, as well as an antioxidant. Grape Seed has also been used for its liver protective effects, and decreased vision, promote enzyme activity, and has anti-carcinogenic properties. Research on Grape Seed oil shows that it may prevent skin cancer. Reported in Chicago at the 223rd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society. Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins (a class of flavonoid), or GSPs, have lowered light induced carcinogens (a cancer causing substance). The preliminary tests were done on mice. Further research will be done on humans. Chief Dr. Santosh K. Katiyar stated, "It suggests that regular consumption of GSPs as a dietary supplement may be beneficial for the prevention of skin cancers." There have been no findings to indicate that it can aid in weight loss or exercise.




    GRAPE SEED DOSAGE INFORMATION

    SUPPLEMENTS

    Take Grape Seed extract capsules or tablets by mouth. Swallow the capsules with a large drink of water. For the best bioavailability and if you have a sensitive stomach, it is often recommended that you take Grape Seed extract as a tincture. You can take Grape Seed extract with or without food.

    The recommended dose of Grape Seed extract / Grape Seed oil is a preparation standardized to contain 92 to 95 percent PCOs. As a general antioxidant and in cancer-prevention, take 100 mg each morning. The recommended dose for smokers is 100 mg three times a day. For most other ailments take 100 mg three times a day. Always read product label directions for usage. Therapeutic benefits have been shown to be dose dependent. Typically 20 mg for every 20 lbs of body weight or 75 to 300 mg daily for 3 weeks reducing to a 40 to 80 mg daily maintenance dose.

    Grape Seed usage is considered safe for conception, and pregnancy when taken at recommended dosages. If in doubt, consult with a health care practitioner, midwife, or dietician before using.

    Properly prepared Grape Seed extract Proanthocyanidin has been said to yield a 95 percent concentration of the Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes (OPCs). Lengths of administration are usually based on the severity of the symptoms and the type of problem.





    GRAPESEED SAFETY & CAUTIONS

    SAFETY CONCERNS

    Based on what research is available, Grape Seed extract and Grape Seed Oil so far appears to be very safe. There is no known drug or nutrient interactions associated with the use of Grape Seed extract and Grape Seed oil show no reports of adverse effects or toxic reactions. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Adverse reactions with Grape Seed Extract usage are considered relatively rare and it is usually considered to have a low toxicity. If you experience any side effects, stop usage immediately and report them to your health care professional.

    If you are demonstrating any symptoms or ailments that cause you discomfort, worry, or are of a serious nature (arteriosclerosis, vascular problems, etc) you should always alert your health care professional. In addition it is always good to keep them informed of any supplements you may be taking.

    Grape Seed extract may cause excessive bleeding in those taking blood thinners. Do not take Grape Seed without first talking to your health care provider if you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; if you are taking a medicine to prevent blood clots; or if you are taking other medications, herbs, antioxidants, or health supplements (these may also affect blood clotting). Grape Seed may affect the time it takes for your blood to clot.

    It is vital that you not take Grape Seed extract if you are allergic to grapes. Although rare, allergic reactions to Grape Seed may be possible. Stop taking Grape Seed and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

    Other concerns include that Grape Seed may cause dizziness or nausea, it may interfere with cholesterol lowering drugs, and it can interact with other herbs changing the way they are absorbed.

    Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store at room temperature between 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F). The tincture should be stored in airtight, dry, and light resistant container. If there is an expiration date listed on the herbal product, throw away the unused portion after the expiration date.

    Note: Grape Seed has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of Grape Seed may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal and health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

    There has been concern that some Grape Seed extract products may contain residues from the chemical substances used in it's processing. Look for products that are certified free of chemical residues. Read labels carefully before purchasing. Always, look for products that are clearly labeled with the ingredients contained and amounts.

    There have been reported cases of herbal products being sold that did not contain active ingredients (the herbs active constituents) needed to be of any therapeutic value. Buying a standardized product when purchasing tinctures, capsule, or tablets may reduce the possibility of this occurrence. However, there have been reports that there is no consistent standardization of polyphenols in theGrape Seed products being sold.

    Supplement Sources: Different formulations of Grape Seed are available to be used internally (orally) and externally (topically). Standardized extracts, tinctures, and solid formulations of herbal and health supplements may provide a more reliable dose of Grape Seed.






    GRAPE SEED EXTRACT & GRAPESEED OIL HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Organic, Bulk Carrier & Vegetable Oils


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Organic & Refined, Choice of Sizes


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz. (68296)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 8 fl. oz. (35070)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (15599)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (68295)
    HerbsPro: Pure Grapeseed Oil, Life-Flo, 16 fl. oz. (94857)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Carrier Oil, Natures Alchemy, 16 fl. oz. (35152)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 1 Gallon (105856)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Extract, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Caps (16698)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 50 mg, 60 Caps (74921)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 90 Caps (68293)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 180 Caps (68291)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 100 mg, 50 Caps (37200)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, TwinLab, 100 mg, 60 Caps (19628)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 100 mg, 60 Caps (74923)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 100 mg, 90 VCaps (100732)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 100 Caps (68287)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 200 Caps (68288)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 120 mg, 100 Caps (81982)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 150 mg, 150 Caps (109578)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 200 mg, 60 VCaps (37202)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 Caps (75178)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 200 mg, 100 Caps (74350)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 120 Caps (75179)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps (68294)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 Caps (88340)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 400 mg, 100 Caps (81983)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Grapeseed 95%, Starwest Botanicals, 500 Caps
    TakeHerb: Grapeseed Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Grapeseed Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 1 gallon
    TakeHerb: Grapeseed Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 5 gallons


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Grapeseed Pure Carrier Oil, Aura Cacia, 4 fl. oz.: K
    Kalyx: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Store, 16 fl. oz.: HF


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Grape Seed Extract Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Grocery & Gourmet Food Products
    Amazon.com Books: The Flavonoid Revolution: Grape Seed Extract & Other Flavonoids Against Disease By Michael Colgan, Lesley Colgan

    Amazon.com Books: All About Grape Seed Extract By Dallas Clouatre PhD, Jack Callem


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  • GRAPE SEED EXTRACT & GRAPESEED OIL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Grapeseed Oil, Partially Refined Vitis Vinifera, Non-Organic Bulk Carrier Oils


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Grapeseed Oil, Refined, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Grapeseed Oil, Refined, 1 gallon


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz. (68296)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 8 fl. oz. (35070)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (15599)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (68295)
    HerbsPro: Pure Grapeseed Oil, Life-Flo, 16 fl. oz. (94857)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Carrier Oil, Natures Alchemy, 16 fl. oz. (35152)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 1 Gallon (105856)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Extract, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Caps (16698)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 50 mg, 60 Caps (74921)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 90 Caps (68293)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 180 Caps (68291)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 100 mg, 50 Caps (37200)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, TwinLab, 100 mg, 60 Caps (19628)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 100 mg, 60 Caps (74923)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 100 mg, 90 VCaps (100732)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 100 Caps (68287)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 200 Caps (68288)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 120 mg, 100 Caps (81982)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 150 mg, 150 Caps (109578)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 200 mg, 60 VCaps (37202)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 Caps (75178)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 200 mg, 100 Caps (74350)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 120 Caps (75179)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps (68294)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 Caps (88340)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 400 mg, 100 Caps (81983)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Grapeseed 95%, Starwest Botanicals, 500 Caps
    TakeHerb: Grapeseed Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Grapeseed Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 1 gallon
    TakeHerb: Grapeseed Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 5 gallons


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Grapeseed Pure Carrier Oil, Aura Cacia, 4 fl. oz: K
    Kalyx: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Store, 16 fl. oz: HF


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Grape Seed Extract Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Grocery & Gourmet Food Products

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  • PINE HERBAL PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract, Life Extension 100 mg, 60 VCaps (108446)
    Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract is a natural plant extract containing procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and other health-giving molecules that synergistically support the bodys natural defenses against five major processes that characterize premature aging. Its effectiveness is backed by 40 years of study. Life Extension Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract is designed to counteract premature-aging-related changes by providing support for the following mechanisms: Membrane function: Pycnogenol promotes the integrity and normal characteristics of cell membranes. DNA function: Pycnogenol helps support normal DNA function through antioxidant activity and possibly other mechanisms. Easing inflammation: Pycnogenol helps ease inflammation by normal modulation of inflammatory cytokine molecules. Oxidative stress: Pycnogenol supports the normal functioning of healthy antioxidant systems to help suppress free radicals and protect DNA. Glycation: Pycnogenol supports cellular metabolism of sugar, healthy fasting, and post-meal blood sugar levels already within normal range, and normal sugar absorption in the intestine.
    HerbsPro: OPC-85 Pine Bark Extract, Antioxidant Protection, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 60 Tabs (7263)
    OPC-85 is a potent natural antioxidant derived from the bark of the European coastal pine, pinus maritime. It is the original product of Dr. Jacques masquelier, the researcher who first isolated and identified oligomeric proanthocyanidins, or Opcs. Opcs are powerful plant compounds which have been shown to have exceptional free- radical scavenging activity, and which help preserve the integrity of body tissues.
    HerbsPro: Pine Bark Extract, Multi-System Antioxidant, Source Naturals, 150 mg, 60 Tabs (75190)
    HerbsPro: Full Spectrum Pine Bark Extract, Planetary Herbals, 150 mg, 60 Tabs (75165)
    Pine bark contains complex polyphenols that are among the most potent of any plant. Pine polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the immune system. They are well known for supporting capillary health. Polyphenols are vigorous free radical scavengers that help the body reduce oxidative stress.
    HerbsPro: Grape Complete With Pine Bark, Country LIfe, 90 VCaps (37199)
    Hypoallergenic / Vegetarian / Kosher helps maintain the structural integrity of capillaries and connective tissue.
    HerbsPro: Pine Bark Extract, Now Foods, 240 mg, 90 VCaps (94313)
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    HerbsPro: Pine Flower Essence, Bach Flower Essences, 20 ml (42085)
    Essence of Pine (Pinus sylvestris). The Bach Flower Essences are homeopathically prepared plant and flower based essences. Each one is specially devised to relieve a different emotion and help you to manage the demands of everyday life. Pine is for people who blame themselves for something they feel they have done in the past. They are always apologizing. These people feel undeserving and unworthy.
    HerbsPro: White Pine Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (32148)
    HerbsPro: White Pine Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (76268)
    HerbsPro: Soothing Pine Cough Drops, Bioforce USA, 16 Lozenges (33893)
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    HerbsPro: Pine Tar Conditioner, Grandpa's Brands Company, 8 oz. (81098)
    The perfect companion to Grandpa's Pine Tar Shampoo. Enriched with pure vegetable Pine Tar oil. Moisturizes hair leaving it soft and manageable. Gentle enough for every day use.
    HerbsPro: Pine Tar Shampoo, Grandpa's Brands Company, 8 oz. (26039)
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    HerbsPro: Pine Tar Soap Bar, Grandpa's Brands Company, Medium Size, 3.25 oz. (26034)
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    HerbsPro: Pine Soap Bar, Pure & Natural, Germicidal Cleanser, Heritage Products, 3.5 oz. (51434)
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    HerbsPro: Pine Incense, Auroshikha Candles & Incense, 10 grams (34766)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Pycnogenol Pine Bark Extract, Antioxidant Properties, Good'n Natural, 30 mg, 30 Caps


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  • PYCNOGENOL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Pycnogenol is possibly the most powerful free radical scavengers. They can pass the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol (Proanthocyanidin Complex), Source Naturals, 25 mg, 60 Tabs (7336)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol, Now Foods, 30 mg, 60 Caps (68644)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol, TwinLab, 50 mg, 60 Caps (19837)
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