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Grape Seed Extract

According to the University of Rochester, grape seed extract is a versatile plant of the herbal Pharmacopeia. It is used as an ingredient in the cosmetic industry’s healing salves that are used for skin care. It is also used as an antioxidant supplement (resveratrol) that is sold in health food stores.  

When you consume red wine, you’re actually consuming resveratrol because red wines are made from processed red grapes. Grape seed flavonoids, named Olgameric Proanthocyanidin (OPC), are prominently used as a seasonal allergy supplement, and also called an antioxidant.  

Contrary to scientific statements, there are no clinical trials or double blind studies; however, we have used OPCs successfully for 30 years… specifically, for hay fever.  Besides lowering histamine levels, OPC also protects the blood vessels and cardiovascular system by stopping the breakdown of vascular collagen. When OPC is used as a preventative supplement, it reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some studies even show it lowers the risk of certain cancers.


If you or your family wants to take advantage of OPC’s benefits, talk with your nutritional practitioner for the weight-to-milligram ratio in order to determine each person’s optimal dosage. 


Make an appointment with Dr. Jon, who specializes in functional nutrition.  Take advantage of his over 30 years’ experience in the health industry.  “We can make a difference in your life.”


For more info: Jon Holznagel, PhD. Grace Computer Office Building. 

To Your Health Nutritional Counseling

1110 North West End Blvd,

Quakertown, PA. 267-261- 2491. See ad, page 38.

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