Presentation on theme: "The incredible edibles! Like other fruits, deliciously sweet grapes have huge health benefits In traditional medicines, the pulp, skins, leaves and seeds."— Presentation transcript:
The incredible edibles! Like other fruits, deliciously sweet grapes have huge health benefits In traditional medicines, the pulp, skins, leaves and seeds are used.
The French Paradox Medical research into grape seed extract began when scientists discovered ‘The French Paradox.’ The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits and vegetables, olive oil and fish. Red wine is often consumed with lunch and dinner. Too much alcohol is harmful to health – even red wine!
Health benefits Recent scientific research has focussed on the health benefits of grapes, grape skin and grape seeds Grape seed extract contains powerful antioxidants.
Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) Grape seeds contain a groups of closely related compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) OPCs are also found in peanut skin, dark berries, pine bark and green and black teas Proflavanol® C 100 is on double protection duty – it contains OPCs plus antioxidant vitamin C.
Heart protectors OPCs may play a role in protecting blood vessels by relaxing them Allows oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to access and nourish body cells more effectively Australian scientists found that taking grape seed extract can improve blood vessel health Adding vitamin C to OPCs boosts antioxidant status.
Free radical fighters The body produces free radicals (activated oxygen molecules) all the time Triggered by eating too many fats, drinking alcohol and cigarette smoking Free radical damage contributes to ageing and chronic problems OPCs block free radical damage – they are potent antioxidants with times more efficacy than vitamins C and E respectively!
Blood vessel boosters OPCs boost strength of weakened blood vessels by making them more elastic In France OPCs are often prescribed to treat blood vessel problems Vitamin C helps to strengthen connective tissue and collagen.
Healing helper Good nutrition after illness aids faster recovery Vitamin C is an important immune booster Studies suggest that OPCs may help reduce swelling caused by injuries or surgery Taking vitamin C reduces the duration and severity of the common cold
Skin safe guarders Your skin protects you from UV light/pollution Sun exposure triggers free radicals; 80 per cent of facial skin damage is due to the sun’s UV rays Boost dietary antioxidants (fruits, veggies, teas) Proflavanol C 100 – contains OPCs and vitamin C both free radical fighting antioxidants Use products with SPF 15 (such as Sensé Daytime Protective Emulsion with Proflavanol T complex) and wear sun-protective clothing and glasses.
Anti-ageing boosters Skin is made of three layers – the dermis, the epidermis and the subcutaneous layer; around 70 per cent of the outer layer is water With age, the outer layers get thinner/less elastic Environmental factors (sun damage, genetics, pollution) contribute to how well your skin ages OPCs in Proflavanol C 100 are potent free radical scavengers which can improve skin health. Their elastin-boosting effects may help prevent some aspects of skin ageing.
Pollution protectors Your house may contain three times more pollution than a traffic-choked street! ‘Energy (such as gas heating) is one source of indoor pollution, but it is a significant one. As we make our homes more airtight to reduce heating costs, we are likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor pollution, with potential impacts on our health.’ (Professor Vida Sharifi, Sheffield University) Antioxidants help the body fight pollution-produced free radicals wherever they come from.
Proflavanol C 100 – in youth Free radical damage is triggered by eating too many fats, drinking alcohol and cigarette smoking Young adults are renowned for their erratic, junk food eating ways Proflavanol C100 could be a great way to boost young adults’ health The skin health enhancing effects of OPCs may boost its appeal to young people, too.
Proflavanol C 100 – in maturity Antioxidants may prevent signs of premature ageing by bolstering elastin Studies suggest OPCs may boost heart health and protect blood vessels too Australian scientists found that taking 2g of grape seed extract daily for four weeks increased nitric oxide, a gas that improves blood vessel health.
Proflavanol C 100 employs USANA’s innovative Nutritional Hybrid Technology – two in one nutrition On one side is the vitamin C supplement and on the other side is the grape seed extract that contains OPCs Inventive tablet technology
Try Proflavanol C 100 for yourself! A powerful combination of grape seed extract and Poly C TM (USANA’s highly absorbable Vitamin C) Take at the same time as your Essentials – great tasting Proflavanol C 100 works in synergy with other vitamins Recommended dose: two to four Proflavanol C tablets daily preferably with meals. Laboratory tested, quality guaranteed. Meets British Pharmacopeia specifications for potency uniformity and disintegration where applicable. Use only as directed. Always read the label. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist see your healthcare practitioner.