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||Dosage:1 to 2 capsules bid
A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.
|Name||Thorne Research, O.P.C. 100 60 capsules|
|Product Type||Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|
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