OPC's in the News!


Week of April 12, 2004
Vitamins C, E And Grapeseed Extract Shown To Help Improve Smokers' Response To Gum Disease Treatment
In a study recently conducted at the University at Buffalo's Periodontal Research Center, scientists showed that smokers who took a supplement containing vitamins C, E and grapeseed extract were able to improve their response to gum disease treatment. This was illustrated by the patients' better gum attachment and overall general, improved oral health while undergoing standard dental care for gum infection.

Source: www.buffalo.edu


Week of September 22, 2003
Grape Seed Extract Activates Cells That Support The Immune System In Vitro
Grape Seed Extract (GSE) appears to induce the production of helper cells known as T-cells (TH1), according to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo. They conducted in vitro, more commonly known as test tube, research and discovered that GSE exerted anti-tumor and anti-viral effects.

Source: Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, Volume 9, Number 2.


Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Grape Seed Extract, by Ken R. Wells
Red Wine Extract, by Genevieve Slomski
Pine Bark Extract, by Douglas Dupler
Bilberry Extract, by Douglas Dupler
Green Tea Extract, by Paula Ford-Martin
Citrus Extract Bioflavonoids, by Patience Paradox
Vitamin C, by Paula Ford-Martin
Vitamin E, by Paula Ford-Martin

OPCs in the News:

January, 2003
Proanthocyanidins - Faster healing.

Week of September 29, 2003
Diet Rich In Polyphenols May Reduce The Risk Of Chronic Disease

Week of September 22, 2003
Grape Seed Extract Activates Cells That Support The Immune System In Vitro

Week of September 22, 2003
Green Tea May Have Heart Health Benefits

Vibrant Life, July-August, 2003, by Winston J. Craig
Grape seeds: powerful antioxidants provide protection.

Better Nutrition, June, 1999, by J. Jamison Starbuck
The very picture of health: OPCs.

Reference Web Sites:

OPC Antioxidant Reference Guide
Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins

Wikipedia - Encyclopedia
OPC - Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins

Bilberries for Strong Vision | Health Tips | Video | Veria Living

http://www.veria.com/ In this Health Tips video from Veria Living, Roni Proter explores the world of natural beauty and fashion, focusing on the healthy and natural alternatives. In this video she talks about the benefits of bilberries, long known to help keep vision strong.