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O.P.C.-100™

containing Leucoselect® Phytosome – grape seed extract rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidins bound to phosphatidylcholine for superior absorption

  • OPC provided as a phytosome for enhanced absorption*
  • a potent flavonoid antioxidant*
  • promotes vascular strength*
  • promotes optimal eye health*

Item Product Size Price
SF745 O.P.C.-100™ 60 Vegetarian Capsules $42.45

Product Information

Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are comprised of two, three, or more flavonoid molecules attached to each other. OPCs have strong free-radical scavenging (antioxidant) ability, resulting in inhibition of oxidative damage and protection of blood vessels and other tissues.* OPCs have been shown to protect vascular endothelial cells from oxidative damage and appear to strengthen the resistance of cell membranes to injury and degradation.* They also bind copper and iron, thereby reducing their oxidative effects.* A clinical study of 10 healthy volunteers examining the effect of OPC supplementation on markers of oxidative stress showed significantly increased levels of alpha-tocopherol in red blood cell membranes.*

The primary ingredient in O.P.C.-100, Leucoselect Phytosome, markedly elevates blood total antioxidant capacity.* In a randomized human trial, young healthy volunteers received Leucoselect Phytosome (containing 300 mg of Leucoselect daily) or a placebo. The blood Total Radical-trapping Antioxidant Parameter (TRAP – a measure of antioxidant activity) was measured at several time-points during day one and day five. Within 30 minutes after administration on day one, blood TRAP levels were significantly elevated compared to placebo.* Other studies on Leucoselect Phytosome supplementation have demonstrated a reduction in the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in heavy smokers, reduced oxidative stress in diabetics, and a reduction in oxidative stress after a fatty meal.*

Evidence suggests OPCs stabilize collagen cross-linkage within skin and other connective tissues.* OPCs have also been shown to decrease capillary permeability (thus decreasing bruising).* Clinical studies demonstrate reduced swelling and improved resolution of sports injuries in athletes given OPCs prior to a sporting event.*



Ingredients

One Capsule Contains:
Grape Seed Phytosome* (Vitis vinifera extract / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 100 mg.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.

*This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s grape seed phytosome (Leucoselect®). Leucoselect is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.

Contains ingredient derived from soy (phytosome).
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule two to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Please read the warnings for this product on the warnings tab.

Statements and Warnings

ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

O.P.C.-100 contains grape seed phytosome, a plant extract complexed with phosphatidylcholine, which is derived from soy. Phosphatidylcholine contains no soy protein. There are no other soy-based ingredients in O.P.C.-100.

EXCIPIENT FREE
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose; palmitic acid; or magnesium, calcium or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.


Health-Care Professional Resources

Clinical Applications of Botanical Phytosomes – Curcumin, Green Tea, Grape Seed, and Silibin Webinar

Dr. Parris Kidd presents a thorough review of the clinical applications of phytosomes -- specific botanical extracts complexed with phosphatidylcholine, including curcumin (from turmeric), green tea, grape seed, and silibin (from milk thistle) extracts. Dr. Kidd explains how the structure of the active flavonoid-type compounds affects their antioxidant, detoxification, anti-neoplastic, and anti-inflammatory activity, as well as the dramatic improvements in absorption seen with phytosome complexes.

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