Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract comes from the ground-up seeds of the grapes often used to make wine. Just like the rest of this fruit, the benefits of grape seed extract are rather extensive, helping with everything from heart health to preventing various types of cancers.

Just like fresh grapes, this extract is believed to be extremely beneficial to the heart. It can help to increase circulation, taking some strain off of the heart, as well as reduce cholesterol, which can prevent heart attacks and strokes. Grape seed extract is also believed to strengthen blood vessels, helping with conditions such as chronic venous insufficiency, which results in blood getting stuck in leg veins, as well as varicose veins and decreasing the instances of broken capillaries.

The high antioxidant content in grape seeds, including vitamin E and various flavonoids, can help to keep your organs healthy and strong, slowing down the progression of aging and the health concerns that often come along with it, including loss of eyesight and mobility. In addition to this, the combination of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that account for most of these benefits of grape seed extract can also potentially lower your risk of developing cancers of the breast, stomach, prostate, colon, and lungs by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

Because grape seed extract or grape seed oil contain vitamin E, linoleic acid and flavanoids, grape seed extract and oil has been a popular remedy for clearing existing acne and preventing new break outs.

To achieve these perks of grape seed extract, most experts recommend taking 100 to 300 milligrams a day. Although further research is needed to confirm some of these benefits of grapeseed extract, it can be a healthy addition to juicing recipes or as a supplement

Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/grape-seed-extract
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/livestrongcom/the-benefits-of-grape-see_b_646688.html

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