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Thorne O.P.C.-100 - 60 capsules
O.P.C.-100 is a grape seed phytosome. OPCs help inhibit oxidative damage, protect blood vessels and eye health, and have been shown to reduce swelling and bruising after injury.
The primary constituents of Thorne's grape seed extract are oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). OPCs have strong free-radical scavenging (antioxidant) ability, resulting in inhibition of oxidative damage and protection of blood vessels and other tissues. OPCs have been shown to protect vascular endothelial cells from oxidative damage and appear to strengthen the resistance of cell membranes to injury and impairment. OPCs also can bind copper and iron, thereby reducing their oxidative effects. OPC-100 contains Leucoselect Phytosome®, which have demonstrated in studies to reduce the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol in heavy smokers, and decrease oxidative stress in diabetics and in healthy individuals after a fatty meal.
Evidence suggests OPCs enhance the cross-linkage of collagen in skin and other connective tissues. OPCs have also been shown to decrease capillary permeability, which can be manifest as decreased bruising. For example, clinical studies demonstrate reduced swelling and improved resolution of sports injuries in athletes who were given OPCs prior to a sporting event.
A clinical study of 10 healthy volunteers analyzing the effect of OPC supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress found significantly increased levels of the antioxidant alpha-tocopherol in red blood cell membranes.
In a randomized human trial, young healthy volunteers received 300 mg of Leucoselect phytosome daily or a placebo. Antioxidant activity was measured at multiple time-points during days one and five. Within 30 minutes after administration on day one, the antioxidant activity measured by "total radical-trapping antioxidant parameter" (TRAP) was significantly elevated compared to placebo.
Take 1 capsule two to three times daily or as recommended by your health professional.
One Capsule Contains:
Grapeseed Phytosome* (Vitis vinifera extract / Phospholipid complex) 100 mg.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Contains ingredient derived from soy (phytosome).
*This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s grape seed phytosome (Leucoselect®). Leucoselect is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
O.P.C.-100 contains grape seed phytosome, a plant extract complexed with phosphatidylcholine, which is derived from soy. Phosphatidylcholine contains no soy protein. There are no other soy-based ingredients in O.P.C.-100.
If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
At Thorne, being able to rely on the safety and efficacy of our nutritional supplement products is the motivating force behind our clinical trials program. Our confidence that each product we formulate and manufacture works in the body comes from extensive clinical research and medical literature that substantiate the presence of each ingredient in each formula.
In addition to confirming the efficacy of our products, clinical research helps us better understand their efficacy. And it paves the way for new discoveries. The ultimate goal of our research partnerships is to help us fulfill our mission of solving the biggest challenges in health and wellness.
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