Origins of Grape Seed
The Grape is produced by a climbing plant known as Vitis vinifera in botanical terms. Vitis vinifera is a woody plant that produces tendrils reaching to 18m. The plant requires partial shade or full sun to produce Grapes, growing well in soil with a neutral pH. There is an extensive array of cultivars of the Vitis vinifera - 10,000 to be exact - which are used in the wine industry, although only a handful are commonly used. The vine is native to the Mediterranean regions, Central Europe and South-Western Asia, cultivated in South-West Asia between 6,000 - 8,000 years ago. The fruit that grows on the vine is technically a berry but we know it as the Grape.
Benefits of Grape Seed
Grapes have provided a form of traditional medicine for many years. Today, the seed extracted for its herbal properties is derived from the seeds of Grapes suitable for red wine. Grape Seeds contain proanthocyanidins, a polyphenol, which have antioxidative properties to protect our cells from damage and reduce symptoms of ageing within the skin. The polyphenols in question are GADF (Grape Antioxidant Dietary Fibre) and OPC (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes). The seed is believed to aid blood circulation and maintain normal cholesterol levels, as well as contributing to the reduction of swelling as a result of the injury.
Our Grape Seed tablets
We provide two strengths of Grape Seed extract in our tablets at 6,000mg or 12,000mg. The tablets are 6mm or 9mm in size depending on the tablet strength, both of which are easy to swallow. We advise a dose of one tablet per day, taken a maximum of twice daily.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.