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Why do we need antioxidants?
Cigarette smoke, air pollution, alcohol, drugs, radiation from televisions and computers, chemicals and a busy life generate free radicals, which cause oxidative stress.
Free radicals attack all your vital cellular structures, such as cell membranes and stimulate processes that have been linked to accelerated cellular aging.
An antioxidant's job is to neutralize the free radical cells thus protecting the cells in our body from accelerated aging.
All Proanthenols OPC products are formulated with 100% bioavailable and 100% residue free Proanthocyanidins (OPC) from Masquelier's OPC including pharmaceutical grade extracts of both grape seeds and pine bark. Other names for OPC are proanthocyanidins, and leucocyanidins.
The OPC in Proanthenols OPC is manufactured and distributed under protection of U.S. Patent Number 4,698,360 assuring today's standard of excellence in OPC. One important reason that Life Plus Proanthenols OPC stands out is the inclusion of CytoFlav-C, a secret blend of synergistic nutrients including Lemon Bioflavonoids, Hesperidin, Rutin, Quercetin and Vitamin C.
They belong to the total family of bioflavonoids, occur in nature with OPC and are a unique plus to these great formulas. The use of high quality patented extracts from both grape seeds and pine bark combined with the other unique synergistic nutrients in CytoFlav-C and the Life Plus PhytoZyme tablet base ensures the very finest in OPC products.
Proanthenols contains real antioxidant protection based upon 50 years of research by Dr. Jack Masquelier and Berkem Laboratories in Southern France. The main ingredient, Real OPC, extracted from grape seeds and pine bark, provides superior antioxidant protection that is 50 times more powerful than vitamin E and 20 times more powerful than vitamin C.
And, Proanthenols helps all other antioxidants (including vitamins C and E) work better! Real OPC protect your cells against free radical attack and support the collagen structure of all the organs in your body.*
It is important to understand the difference between Real OPC™ and ordinary grape seed extracts, which are often nothing more than ground-up or slightly extracted grape seeds. Independent laboratory tests have shown the Real OPC extract in Proanthenols to be more reliable at neutralizing free radicals than other grape seed extracts.
Vascular health has been shown to be supported by supplementation with OPC.* Actually, OPC are unique among antioxidants, due to their complex mixture of different sized molecules (oligomers). This complex mixture enables them to function as an antioxidant network in-and-of themselves; they also protect other important antioxidant reserves in the body, such as glutathione and vitamin E.
In addition to antioxidant protection, Real OPC also support collagen and help maintain elastin throughout your whole body. These two critical proteins are major components of all your connective tissues and organs. They are responsible for maintaining structural integrity as well as the elasticity of all the tissues throughout your body.*
This includes your joints, blood vessels, skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even your heart. By maintaining healthy levels of structural collagen and elastin, your body is able to continue to function more efficiently and maintain its youthful strength and flexibility longer.*
Double blind studies have shown that OPC actually strengthen capillaries (the tiniest of all blood vessels) while using as little as 100 mg per day.
A clinical study has also demonstrated that OPC help to maintain and support visual performance in the dark and after exposure to glare in healthy people with normal vision. Research at Loma Linda University, which showed protective effects of OPC on blood vessels in various experimental models, has also suggested that OPC may play a role in helping to maintain healthy mental function as people age.*
Life Plus has been awarded a "Certificate of Authenticity," which was personally validated by both Dr. Masquelier and Berkem Laboratories (the leading edge extractor of this high quality, pharmaceutical grade, 100% residue free and 100% bioavailable OPC).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.