Grape seed extract

Having a healthy heart and cardiovascular system is an important and vital step in maintaining good overall health. If someone in your family has a history of heart disease, such as heart attack or stroke, then it is even more important for you to supplement and find ways to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Although you might require prescription medication if nothing else works, try to consider natural methods as a primary solution before you begin looking at pharmaceutical remedies.

One of the most beneficial supplements that you can take so that you can improve both the health of your heart, but also your overall health, is grape seed extract. Grape seed extract is derived from whole grape seeds in a manner in which polyphenols, antioxidants, and other beneficial ingredients are preserved.

Polyphenols are beneficial because they can help reduce inflammation within your body, reduce high blood pressure, and lower bad cholesterol levels. They can also help reduce or mitigate the effects of cancer cell formation and reproduction. Amazingly enough, grape seed extract is also shown to fight the effects of HIV by attacking cell replication and expression.

Lastly, the polyphenols in grape seed extract have been proven to help your body in a variety of other ways, such as accelerating the healing of wounds, preventing tooth decay, preventing and/or treating osteoporosis, reduce skin malignancies, and improve reaction to ultraviolet damage to skin. Although these benefits vary greatly individually, as a whole they are vast, which means that adding a grape seed extract to your supplement regimen might be a great way to improve your overall health.

Even if you are not at high risk for heart conditions or cancer, you can never be too safe when it comes to prevention. Consider buying a grape seed extract as a precautionary method to ensure your long term health. The antioxidants alone are beneficial because they can reduce the signs and symptoms of aging, prevent other forms of cancer, and help improve immune response. Your energy levels will improve, and you will be able to fight off sickness much easier.

Most health food stores will probably sell a form of grape seed extract, which usually comes in pill form. However, I recommend that you try buying online in order to save money and get the best ingredients possible. Buying a cheap form from a local drug store will usually result in a less powerful effect, largely in part due to cheap ingredients. Buying from a quality brand ensures that your money won’t be wasted. As with any purchase, you can usually save a significant amount of money by buying in bulk.

Grape seed extract is a wonderful solution for improving cardiovascular health while also giving a much needed boost to your immune system. It is a natural remedy, which means that usually there aren’t any side effects to go along with supplementation. As stated before, try to use a natural remedy whenever possible before using prescriptions, but always ask your doctor before starting any supplement routine. If you have any questions about this supplement, or others, then your doctor should be the first person that you ask. However, there is rarely a time when grape seed will not be beneficial to you and your health.

Using medical research to our advantage, we can supplement our bodies with herbs and other natural remedies to reach near 100% optimal health. Prevention is the best medicine, so improving our health before we need to is an essential part of staying healthy and disease free. It is a small price to pay in order to ensure our overall health.

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Last updated on Aug 12th, 2009 and filed under Health Supplements. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Grape seed extract”

  1. Kara says:

    I use grapeseed oil almost exclusively now when I cook, and it doubles as a really wonderful massage oil, not too greasy but smooth. I really like the flavor as well and I keep stumbling across more and more pro-health, pro grapeseed extract/oil sources, so I feel like i’m on the right track. Thanks for the information. I am curious.. do you think I’m missing any of the health benefits by not using the pure extract and using the oil instead?

    Kara from Grass City

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