Freqently Asked Questions

 What should I know?

Socrates once said, "Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.."

 

 

 

How does Grape Seed Extract work?

Grape seed extract works within the body via its capacity in reducing oxidative stress and free radical activity. This may sound fairly simple in its action - but do not be fooled! Virtually all aging and disease related activity that takes place within the body is driven by an unregulated free radical activity. The enormously powerful poly phenolics within our blend actively "mop up" these tissue damaging free radicals - thus protecting our delicate DNA cellular material. polyphenols and proanthocyanadins both actively reduce free radical damage within the body. Read more about this at The Powerful Antioxidant - Grape Seed Extract

It has become common knowledge that much of the cellular degeneration and organ breakdown that occurs within us is driven by oxidative stress.

 

Where does  Grape Seed Extract come from?

As the name implies, grape seed extract is derived from the seeds of grapes. At one stage the seeds, skins and so forth were discarded after processing. The true effects of grape seed extract was realized when a  group of individuals began making feed meal for cattle out of the seeds due to the high level of protein within the seeds, and to cattle growers surprise their cattle began to show better health, a longer life and less disease - needless to say scientists soon unravelled the remaining secrets and the rest is history!

Still, there is an enormous disparity between seeds from different grapes - we use the Muscadine Grape seed (vitus Rotundifolia), which has been found to have more than 40 times the polyphenolic / antioxidant potency when compared to the more common grape seed extract that is most commonly sold (the reason being it is very cheap to use).

 

How Safe is Grape Seed Extract?

Grape Seed Extract has been researched exstensively by scientists for a number of years now - both in relation to its efficacy and safety. It has long been known for thousands of years that by chewing the seeds within grapes was health promoting. The active polyphenols and proanthocyanadins found within grape seeds have no known adverse reactions within the body - even when ingested in very large dosages for prolonged periods of time! In fact, there have been so many studies published in peer reviewed journals praising this extract for its powerful health promoting qualities.

If you are curious to read more about the mechanics of grape seed extract within the body, both regarding its efficacy and safety, feel free to read Testing the Safety of Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins 

 

 

Do you use other excipients within your blend?

In short, no. The thing with excipients is that depending on what they are, they can either help or hinder. For example, excipients are added to capsuled products primarily to assist in the capsulation process - especially when machine processed on a larger scale. Quite often the excipient silica is used to assist the sliding of one capsule half into its other half. Invariably this leads to a capsule that contains less active ingredients - not what one wants when paying good money for a health product! Our product contains a blend of Muscadine Grape Seed (Vitis Rotundifolia), and also various grape skins, being rich in proanthocyanadins.

 We do not use excipient / fillers such as quercetin, silica oatbran, glidants or similar additives. As mentioned above this does make for a more difficult capsule to manufacture, the end consumer can rest assured that their grape seed product is of the highest quality.

 

What dosage is best?

Although there is no absolute dosage or daily value that has been established accross the board, many retailers agree that somewhere within the vicinity of 500mg - 1000mg is optimal.

 

 

What quality checks does this product adhere to?

Our Grape Seed Extract meets all of the requirements set out by the appropriate regulatory bodies, whilst also being GMP Certified.

 

   

Will resveratrol contravene my other medication?

 

In short, the answer is no. Ingesting our grape seed product will not contravene nor affect your current medications.