Thorne Research, O.P.C. 100 60 capsules


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    Product Description

    Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are dimer, trimer, and oligomer flavonoids; meaning, they are comprised of two, three, or more flavonoid molecules attached to each other. These OPCs demonstrate important vascular protective effects. OPCs also have strong free radical scavenging
    ability, resulting in inhibition of oxidative damage and protection of blood vessels and other tissues. OPCs have been shown to inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol and to protect vascular endothelial cells from damage. The positive effects of OPCs on microcirculation are additionally attributed to decreased incidence of foam cells, markers of early stage atherosclerosis. OPCs also appear to strengthen the resistance of cell membranes to injury and degradation and bind copper and iron, thereby reducing their oxidative effects. OPCs may have a vitamin E-sparing effect. 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.

    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 and telangiectasia) and block the effects of hyaluronidase, elastase, collagenase, and other enzymes that degrade connective tissue. Clinical studies demonstrate reduced swelling and improved healing time from sports injuries in athletes given OPCs prior to a sporting event.

    Supplement Facts

    Supplement Facts Dosage:1 to 2 capsules bid
    Each Capsule Contains DV%
    Oligomeric proanthocyanidin extract (from Grape Seeds) (95%)
    100 mg
    *Daily Value (DV) not established
    SF745/ 60

    A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.

    Additional Information

    SKU TR-SF745
    Name Thorne Research, O.P.C. 100 60 capsules
    UPC 693749745020
    MPN SF745
    Brand Thorne Research
    Form Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.0500
    Serving Size 1
    Product Type Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free


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    I love this product & use it daily! I am wondering why Health Desigs is out of stock of so many Thorne products?? I like shopping with you but it is forcing me to shop elsewhere!

    Published by Birdie on 2011-07-25 19:50:16
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    • cost vs value

      Posted by Hannahi on July 7, 2013
      this is a great product. I suppose they are finding more people to buy it - the price has doubled since I started buying it.
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    • Works Great

      Posted by Sandy on December 7, 2010
      Provides relief from headaches caused by dumping chemicals and fungal dye off. Couldn't live without it!
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