Grape seed flour contains OPC and thus an extremely helpful substance. OPC is an antioxidant plant substance and at the same time a specialist for very specific areas of the body. OPC has a particular effect on the skin, the eyes, the immune system and even on hormone balance. The combination with natural vitamin C from acerola increases the absorption of OPC in the body by up to 10 times. It is our conviction that we do not use any fillers, extracts or additives in order to achieve the best possible bioavailability.
OPC acts in the body in three different ways. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is a very strong antioxidant plant substance, as it is far stronger in its antioxidant properties than, for example, vitamins C and E. OPC stands for oligomeric proanthocyanidins. These are plant substances from the group of polyphenols, which in turn belong to the secondary plant substances. OPC is particularly known as an antioxidant, which means that it can reduce oxidative stress and scavenge free radicals, which otherwise lead to cell and tissue damage and in this way also accelerate the ageing of the skin.
Particularly deep and stubborn wrinkles occur when free radicals attack not only the skin cells themselves, but also the two fibrous proteins - collagen and elastin - that are located between the skin cells and keep the skin firm and elastic.
The fibrous proteins lose their stability and elasticity after radical attacks. Eventually, they are broken down by the body's own enzymes. The less collagen there is in the skin, however, the less moisture the skin can store. It dries out and becomes increasingly wrinkled.
The tiny blood vessels that supply each skin cell with nutrients and oxygen are also partly made of fibre proteins and continue to shrink as the fibre protein content decreases.
But what happens then? The fewer blood vessels that lead into the skin, the worse it is supplied with nutrients and oxygen. However, there are also cells in the skin tissue (fibroblasts) that would actually - if they could - form new fibre proteins every day.
They too are attacked by the free radicals and can then form fewer and fewer fibre proteins, so that the vicious circle is finally closed. However, if antioxidants such as OPC stop the free radicals, the skin cells, fibroblasts, fibre proteins and blood vessels can also be protected and the ageing process slowed down.
However, many antioxidants work in this way. The special thing about OPC now is that its antioxidant potential is 20 times greater than that of vitamin E and 50 times as effective as the antioxidant power of the famous vitamin C.
OPC is also excellent for supporting connective tissue, wound healing, acne, neurodermatitis, can provide beautiful, full hair and supports the eyes and vision. In addition, it supports cardiovascular health and can lower cholesterol levels.