Wachters' Weekly Special: May 21 - May 25, 2012 Antioxidants
- 4190 PGS -Proanthocyanadins from Grape Skin and Grape Seed Extracts
- 5885 Bioplex - The Ultimate Nutritive and Herbal Antioxidant Product
"Antioxidant" is a classification of several organic substances, including vitamins C and E, vitamin A (which is converted from beta-carotene), selenium (a mineral), and a group known as the carotenoids. Carotenoids, of which beta- carotene is the most popular, are a pigment that adds color to many fruits and vegetables -- without them, carrots wouldn't be orange, for example. Together as antioxidants, these substances are thought to be effective in helping to prevent cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
Many researchers claim that elderly people, especially those who have reduced their food intake, frequent aspirin users, heavy drinkers, smokers, and people with impaired immune systems may benefit from taking antioxidant supplements daily. In terms of heart disease and stroke, it is possible that higher levels of antioxidants slow or prevent the development of arterial blockages, a complicated process involving the oxidation of cholesterol. Moreover, antioxidants may deter the collection of plaque on arterial walls.
are important protectors of health because they provide electrons
that neutralize "free radicals"--molecules with unpaired
electrons which have the power to cause degenerative and
Free radicals are produced from normal oxygen metabolism within the body, and from exposure to certain chemicals, environmental pollutants, sunlight, radiation, burns, cigarette smoke, drugs, alcohol, viruses, bacteria, parasites, dietary fats, and more. The antioxidants known today are vitamins C and E, beta carotene, selenium, bioflavonoids and bioflavanols.
Grape Seed Extract which is high in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins is powerful antioxidant which can reduce the damage done by free radicals, strengthen and repair connective tissue, and promote enzyme activity. OPC’s can also help moderate allergic and inflammatory responses by reducing histamine production.
Red Grape Skin extract contains a mix of substances, some of which are found in grape seeds and some in red wine. These substances include nonbioflavonoid polyphenols and bioflavonoid polyphenols (quercetin, catechins, flavonols, and anthocyanidins). One of these ingredients, resveratrol, was found to have antiplatelet aggregating activity. Red wine has gotten a lot of press recently, sometimes being called the "French Paradox." The reason for this is that, while Frenchmen have a high-fat diet, they have one-third as many heart attacks as American men, although they have similar high cholesterol and blood pressure levels as their American counterparts. The main reason for this effect are the from the grape skin, not the alcohol content of the wine.
This is a combination of Pure Grape Seed Extract and Grape Skin Extract in one small tablet. This herb has been used traditionally as an antioxidant. Grape skins and seeds have been shown to be an excellent supplement to any antioxidant program. Ingredients: Grape Skin and Grape Seed Extracts (50 mg.), the Wachters' Exclusive Blend of Sea Vegetation and Chlorophyll. » more info
Size: 60 tab
Price USD: $26.95Member Price: $20.21Weight: 0.12lbs
Without question, Bioplex is the best antioxidant product available on the market today. By combining vitamins A, C, E, Ester C®, proanthocyanidians from grape skin and grape seed extracts, quercetin, green tea extract, D-Salina, co-enzyme Q-10, Bioplex releases a full spectrum of antioxidants. It fights free radicals before they can begin to form. This product helps both with fatty acid metabolism as well as preventing degradation of cellular membranes. Bioplex also contains L-carnitine, N-acetyl-cysteine, bilberry, tumeric, echinacea, garlic, ginger, chlorella, fructooligosaccharides, lemon bioflavonoids, rutin, chlorophyll, cruciferous vegetables, beta carotene, d-Alpha tocopheryl succinate, calcium and ascorbate, magnesium oxide and ascorbate, copper gluconate, potassium ascorbate, zinc gluconate, selenium amino acid chelate, manganese gluconate, and Wachters Exclusive Blend of Sea Vegetation®. If you are looking for a single antioxidant which meets a broad spectrum of free radical quenching needs, this is the product to choose. » more info
Size: 90 tab
Price USD: $38.95Member Price: $29.21Weight: 0.2lbs