Clinical OPC® Extra Strength 400 mg
French Grape Seed Extract VX1®
- SKU 28426 | 60 Softgels (400 mg)
Clinical OPC EXTRA STRENGTH
Delivers 400 mg of VX1, a unique French grape seed extract. It's standardized for only small-sized OPCs to ensure maximum absorption, because large OPCs (tannins) in grape seed extract cannot be absorbed. The VX1 extract provides the clinically recognized level of OPCs for consistent benefits and is combined with phospholipids for even greater absorbability. It is grape seed extract as it was meant to be.*
- Heart and Arteries
- Blood Sugar†
- Cellular Protection^
- Immune Function
- Cholesterol Balance†
- Weight Management††
- Focus and Concentration
- Blood Pressure†
- Liver Function*
Clinical OPC EXTRA STRENGTH contains only low molecular weight, tannin-free OPCs for high absorbability.
Many other grape seed extracts include high levels of tannins—OPCs with a high molecular weight—providing zero absorption with few health benefits.
^ Cellular protection from oxidative stress
† Supports healthy levels already within normal range
†† In conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen
|Total Fat||< 0.5 g||< 1%†|
|Total Carbohydrate||< 1 g||< 1%†|
|French Grape||400 mg||**|
(Vitis vinifera) Seed Extract (VX1®)
** Daily Value (DV) Not Established
If pregnant or nursing, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.
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 EXTRA STRENGTH 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.