Updated: Sep 29, 2019
When you buy seedless grapes at the store, you're missing the best part: the seeds! Though I don't recommend actually snacking on whole grape seeds, you can enjoy still their benefits with grape seed extract.
1) Lowers Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is caused when the levels of antioxidants in our bodies are overwhelmed by the amount of damaging cells inside our body, called "free radicals."
This slows your body's ability to repair itself and causes unnecessary aging and wear and tear. Since grape seed extract is full of antioxidants, it helps restore balance and antioxidants have been proven to slow the effects of aging as well as lower the chances of having a chronic disease.
2) Lowers Cholesterol
The high quantities of flavonoids (chemicals and nutrients found only in plants) help lower overall cholesterol levels and balance out HDL and LDL cholesterol, reducing plaque buildup in the arteries that could lead to cardiovascular issues.
3) Weight Loss
The active ingredients in grape seed extract inhibit the deposition of fat in the body and lower our absorption of it. Combined with proper diet and exercise, it has also been shown to boost the metabolism.
4) Lowers High Blood Pressure
Oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs) found in grape seeds protect and strengthen blood vessels and arteries. A 2016 study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that grape seed extract improved the blood pressures of people experiencing pre-hypertension.
5) Prevents Fungal Infections
Grape seed extract has been shown to decrease overgrowth of Candida albicans (a yeast organism that lives in the gut) and other fungi that live inside or grow on the body.
6) Supports Immune System
Grape seed extract stimulates vitamin C already in your body and also contains vitamin E, which can give your immune system a little extra boost. The antioxidants found in grape seed extract are about 30 times more powerful than vitamin C when it comes to protecting the body from germs and viruses.
7) Maintains Oral Health
In addition to fighting bacterial overgrowth in the mouth to prevent cavities, grape seed extract boosts the regrowth of tooth enamel and slows tooth decay.
8) Speeds Healing
The procyanidins in grape seeds have a direct stimulating effect on the healing process. Taking grape seed extract will speed up blood clotting and increase your chances of healing scar-free!
9) Relieves Allergies
Resveratrol, a compound commonly found in wine, minimizes the body's reaction to allergies due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Resveratrol is also good for relieving aches and pains due to arthritis and gout for this reason!
10) Skin Care
The antioxidants and flavonoids in grape seed extract neutralize free radicals in the skin, improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes while promoting the growth of new cells that help keep the skin clear and smooth.
Where To Find It
The best grape seed extract is made from organic ingredients without additives and comes in tablet or capsule doses of no more than 500 mg, like Reserveage™ Nutrition's Grape Seed Extract. To pick up your bottle today, call us at (321) 972-2940!
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13 Surprising Benefits of Grape Seed Extract. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.organicfacts.net/grape-seed-extract.html