Grape seed extract (GSE) is a dietary supplement made by removing, drying, and pulverizing the bitter-tasting seeds of grapes. Grape seeds are rich in antioxidants, including phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs). Due to its high antioxidant content, GSE can help prevent disease and protect against oxidative stress, tissue damage, and inflammation.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Increases good cholesterol: Procyanidins in grape seed possess a lipid lowering effect. It provoke an increase in the levels of cholesterol tied to HDL and decrease the levels of cholesterol tied to LDL.
Increase blood supply to heart: Polyphenolic (flavonoid) compounds derived from grape products can improve endothelial function and increase endothelial NO production.
Anti-atherosclerotic: Grapes polyphenols inhibits oxidation of LDL, prevents platelet aggregation and improves endothelial function through antioxidant action.