Clinical OPC® 150 mg
Superior French Grape Seed Extract VX1®
High Absorption OPCs–Tannin FREE!
- SKU 33606 | 60 Capsules (150 mg)
Superior Absorption for Full Benefit
Years of research have found that the benefits of grape seed extract are due to Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, known as OPCs. But these powerful health promoting nutrients need to be absorbed in order to support good health. Clinical OPC contains a unique French Grape Seed Extract containing only easily absorbable OPCs for maximum benefits.*
• Heart and Arteries
• Blood Sugar†
• Cellular Protection^
• Immune Function
• Cholesterol Balance†
• Weight Management††
• Focus and Concentration
• Blood Pressure*†
Clinical OPC provides tannin-free, low-molecular weight OPCs for the best absorbability.
Many other grape seed extracts include high levels of tannins—OPCs with a high molecular weight, little absorption, and few health benefits.
† Supports healthy levels already within normal range
^ Protection from oxidative stress and damage
†† In conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen
|French Grape||150 mg||**|
(Vitis vinifera) Seed Extract (VX1®)
**Daily Value (DV) Not Established
If pregnant or nursing, consult a healthcare practitioner before using.
Why is being "tannin-free" so important?
Tannins are a form of proanthocyanidin (another OPC) found in grape seeds, stems, and skin. As a result, they are found in many grape seed extracts. However, they have a high molecular weight, which makes them very difficult for the body to absorb, and in any case, they don’t provide strong health benefits. Clinical OPC provides only low-molecular weight OPCs, including a complex mixture of flavanolic monomers (catechin, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate) and flavanolic oligomers (dimers, trimers and tetramers).
What does ORAC value mean, and why is it important?
ORAC, or oxygen radical absorption capacity, is the measurement of the free radical fighting strength of an antioxidant. The higher the ORAC value, the more ability it has to reduce oxidative damage to the cells.
I’ve heard that many grape seed extracts are adulterated. What does that mean, exactly?
Adulteration is a way that unscrupulous companies cheat consumers. It usually means that a cheap ingredient has been substituted for the expensive one listed on the product label. In other words, consumers believe they are paying for one thing but are getting an inferior substitute instead. Unfortunately, adulterated products – and specifically adulteration of grape seed products – is increasingly common. In fact, an investigation published in the journal Food Chemistry in 2015 found some alarming results. After testing 21 commercially available products claiming to contain grape seed extract, they found that 70 percent were subpotent extracts or contained no grape seed at all.
• Only 6 were potent grape seed extracts
• 9 were very low potency – barely any OPCs (the key beneficial compounds in grape seed), and
were probably grape seed mixed with peanut skin
• 6 had NO grape seed extract, but were entirely peanut skin extract, which could be potentially
harmful for individuals with allergies
That’s not something you have to worry about with any of our Clinical OPC supplements. Our French Grape Seed Extract VX1® is verified by independent testing to be real grape seed extract, and we guarantee what is listed on the label is what is in the product. Your good health deserves it.
Source: Villani TS, Reichert W, Ferruzzi MG, Pasinetti GM, Simon JE, Wu Q. Chemical investigation of commercial grape seed derived products to assess quality and detect adulteration. Food Chem. 2015 Mar 1;170:271-80.