Grape Seed Extract
- Catechin and Epicatechin
- There are specially manufactured catechin-rich versions of Grape Seed Extact which are engineered to contain high concentrations of monomeric catechins.
- Catechin ©
- Epicatechin gallate (ECG)
- Procyanidin B1
- Procyanidin B2
- Procyanidin C1
Grape seed extract has been shown to increase the content of glycogen (a form of energy storage, the main storage form of glucose in the body).
Protects Lung Tissue
Grape Seed Extract has been shown to improve alternations in the lung tissue ultrastructures.[1:1]
Extract of grape seed has the ability to reduce toxic effects on the liver.
Extract of grape seed has the ability to reduce toxic effects on the kidneys.
Extract of grape seed has the ability to reduce toxic effects on the heart.
Disease / Symptom Treatment
Grape seed extract has an ameliorative effect against pulmonary damage.[1:2]
- Grape seed extract has been shown to reduce the extent of lung damage.[1:3]
Grape Seed extract contains catechins which have anti-diabetic properties.
(Carbohydrate Digestion, Glucosidase inhibitor)
The Catechins and procyanidins found in grape seed extract strongly inhibit α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity (these are glucosidases required for starch digestion). The effect of this inhibition is to help reduce the flow of glucose from complex dietary carbohydrates into the bloodstream, diminishing the postprandial (after eating) effect of starch consumption on blood glucose levels.[2:1]
Grape seed extract strongly inhibits both α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity, with equal and much higher potency, respectively, than acarbose (a pharmacological glucosidase inhibitor).[2:2]
Title: Ameliorative effect of grape seed and ginkgo biloba against pulmonary damage induced by amiodarone in male albino rats
Publication: Journal of Advance Pharmacy Education and Research
Study Type: Animal Study: In Vivo
Author(s): Sanaa Reda Galaly, Manal Abdul-Hamid, Hanaa Mahmoud, Fatma Mostafa
Institutions: Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suief, Egypt.
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Title: Inhibition of α-Amylase and α-Glucosidase Activity by Tea and Grape Seed Extracts and their Constituent Catechins
Publication: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Date: September 2012
Study Type: Human Study: In Vitro, In Silico
Author(s): Meltem Yilmazer-Musa, Anneke M. Griffith, Alexander J. Michels, Erik Schneider, and Balz Frei
Institution(s): Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon USA; USANA Health Sciences, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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