OPC is a powerful combination of plant derived bioflavonoids, know as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC's). It is made from a combination of grape seed, pine bark and red wine extracts in addition to bilberry and citrus extracts. These OPC's are super effective free radical neutralizers. They are not limited to being strong antioxidants, they are also crucial in their role in supporting the circulatory system and strengthening the capillaries. OPC is a natural food supplement that should be taken for a lifetime.
THE BENEFITS OF OPC-3
Improves skin elasticity and smoothness
Strengthens capillaries, arteries and veins
Helps to maintain proper circulation and enhances cell vitality
Helps improve visual acuity
Helps improve memory
Reduces the effects of stress
Helps to maintain joint flexibility
THE OPC ADVANTAGE
OPC-3 contains a combination of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) from sources that include grape seed, red wine and pine bark† extracts. The grape seed extract is the superior source of OPCs. The red wine extract contains flavonoids called leucocyanidins from the skin of red grapes. Leucocyanidins are bioflavonoids with powerful antioxidant properties crucial to their role in supporting the circulatory system. OPC also contains bilberry and citrus extracts, which are known to have effects of vision and histamine release, respectively. Together, this combination of OPC is superior to any OPC on the market in active ingredients and isotonic capability. This powerful formula will be delivered to your system the way nature intended it to be - in an isotonic solution that maximizes absorption. OPC has a pleasant natural grape flavor, is a vegetarian product, and mixes instantly when added to water. This product should be taken on an empty stomach for the fastest, most effective delivery of the active ingredient.
HISTORY OF OPC
In 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier was leading an expedition up the St. Lawrence River. Trapped by bad weather, Cartier and his crew were forced to survive on a ration of salted meat and biscuits. Cartier's crew began to suffer from severe deficiency of vitamin C and showed symptoms of scurvy. Many crewmembers died before the surviving members encountered a friendly Native American who saved most of their lives. He told them to make a tea from the bark and needles of the pine tree to cure their malady. They complied and, as a result, Cartier and many crewmembers survived.
Some 400 years later, Professor Jacques Masquelier of the University of Bordeaux, France, read a book by Cartier detailing their expedition. He concluded that pine bark not only contained some vitamin C, but obviously was a good source of bioflavonoids, whose effects are similar to those of vitamin C. Further studies and research revealed that the pine bark contained an array of proanthocyanidins complexes. These compounds were also found in a variety of plants, including grape seeds, cranberries, peanut skin, lemon tree bark and citrus rinds. Masquelier termed the active ingredients of the pine bark "pycnogenols", which today are referred to in the scientific community as oligomeric proanthocyanidins, or OPCs.
OPC'S OUTSTANDING SAFETY RECORD
OPCs have been used in Europe under medical supervision for over 30 years with no reports of adverse effects. Over one million people worldwide utilize these valuable bioflavonoids daily. OPCs have been tested time and time again for safety by conventional, scientific methods at leading research centers worldwide including the Pasteur Institute. OPCs have been found to be non-toxic, non-antigenic, non-teratogenic, non-mutagenic, and non-carcinogenic.
Frequent asked Questions
What is OPC-3?
OPC is a natural food supplement that is made up of a combination of three very powerful bioflavonoids known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins, referred to as OPC. They are grape seed, red wine, and pine bark extracts.
What is a bioflavonoid?
Bioflavonoids are complex organic plant compounds found mostly in fruits and vegetables. They function as a co-factor or helper to the body's immune response to inflammation, allergy, and infection.
What makes OPC-3 different from other pycnogenol products?
OPC-3 offers three rich sources of OPC that are rated highest in total polyphenol content averaging 92%. It is totally bioavailable, water-soluble and delivered the way nature intended it to be, in an isotonic solution. With the Isotonix formulation, this product is in position to be absorbed within five minutes. This combination makes OPC-3 the most powerful natural free radical scavenger, anti-aging, and anti-oxidant product yet discovered.
Is OPC-3 safe?
Absolutely! OPC had been used for over twenty years throughout Europe. Extensive studies were conducted and laboratory testing revealed no evidence for human toxicity, allergic reactions, birth defects, or carcinogenesis.
How long does OPC-3 remain in the body?
About three days. OPC-3 circulates through bodily fluids and is held in the collagen for approximately 72 hours before it is gradually eliminated through urine and perspiration.
Why should everyone take OPC-3?
Free radical damage or oxidative stress is real. Everyone is subject to it. Free radicals have been linked directly to premature aging, circulatory disorders, liver cirrhosis, arteriosclerosis and more. If you do not have adequate protection from free radicals, you could very likely age faster and experience health problems you could have avoided. OPC is the most powerful natural free radical neutralizer and antioxidant discovered and you get the best of all OPC in OPC-3. This product should be taken for life. Laboratory studies have shown that proanthocyanidins enhance the effectiveness of vitamin E some 50 times as an antioxidant and some 20 times more for vitamin C. OPC-3 inhibits enzymes that cause inflammation. It reduces histamine production. It restores capillary integrity and improves circulation, making it a little easier for each cell to get the food it needs. For females, it has been known to help correct abnormal menstrual bleeding and cramps.
Why should I be afraid of free radicals?
Free radicals cause oxidative damage to cells and tissues. Damage caused by free radicals contributes to premature aging, the development of stiff joints and wrinkled skin. Free radical damage also plays a part in the degenerative diseases we associate with aging, such as liver cirrhosis, atherosclerosis and others.