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OPCs - Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins:
The 14 most frequently asked questions
about Super Antioxidants

What are OPCs? Oligomeric proanthocyanidins — OPCs — a product commonly derived from one or more of a combination of grape seed extract, red wine extract and/or pine bark extract.

OPCs are very powerful bioflavanoids used as a natural food supplement... Often referred to as Pycnogenols® ... the name given to these supplements by Jacques Masquelier, a University of Bordeaux, France professor and scientist... and trademarked by Horphag Overseas Limited of Geneva, Switzerland.

OPCs have been shown to have powerful "free-radical" scavenging activity. They are non-toxic, bioavailable, water soluble bioflavanoids.

What are Bioflavanoids?

Complex organic plant compounds found mostly in fruits, vegetables and certain tree barks. They are powerful antioxidants, "free-radical scavengers" and function as helpers to influence the body immune response to inflammation, allergy and infection. There are more than 20,000 different types of bioflavanoids, of which OPCs are considered the most potent antioxidants.


What does "bioavailable" mean?

Ready to be absorbed into the body.


What are Antioxidants?

Compounds that protect our cells and tissues from damaging interactions with oxygen free-radicals. Well known antioxidant nutrients include A, C, E, zinc, selenium and betacarotene. These nutrients bolster the action of our natural defense enzymes.


How powerful are OPC Antioxidants?

They are 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E. They are non-toxic and cross the blood-brain barrier.


Are Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins safe?

Absolutely! OPCs have been used for over 20 years throughout Europe. Extensive studies and laboratory testing reveal no evidence for human toxicity, allergic reactions, birth defects, or carcinogenicity.


What are some sources of OPCs?

Grape seed extract is a superior source of OPC, containing 92% active ingredients and pine bark contains 84% of the active OPC ingredient.*


Can I take vitamins with and OPC supplement?

Yes! OPC works synergistically with vitamins. OPC potentates vitamin C and regenerates vitamin E (spent in the fight against free-radicals).


How many common ailments have OPCs helped?

People have experienced recoveries, reversals, remission and relief from at least 60 different common ailments after taking OPCs.


Are OPC supplements are cure for anything?

No! OPCs do not cure anything... What they do is help the body to neutralize the invasion of free-radicals. Your body has the amazing ability to heal itself, if it is functioning properly. When free-radicals are controlled, the body can function the way it was meant to... and will heal itself.


What causes Free-Radicals?

Environmental pollution, food additives, high fat diet, excessive alcohol, smoking and passive smoke inhalation, burns, infection, stress, radiation and nutrient deficiencies.


How much damage can be caused by Free Radicals?

A lot... They attack all body tissues, degrade collagen and reprogram DNA. Free-radicals have been said to be the underlying cause in almost every disease.


Is Free-Radical damage to your body real?

Yes... Free-radical damage or oxidative stress is very real. Everyone is subjected to it. Free-radicals have been directly linked to premature aging, arthritis, circulatory disorders, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, heart disease, arteriosclerosis and many other disorders.


Should I take "Super Antioxidant" supplements daily?

Antioxidants protect you against the harmful and destructive effects of free-radical damage. If you don't have adequate protection against these free-radicals, you are very likely to age faster and experience otherwise avoidable health problems. OPC antioxidants are powerful, natural, free-radical neutralizers.

You may be well advised to start taking an OPC Super Antioxidant today!

"Very few individuals, if any, reach their potential maximum lifespan. Instead, they die prematurely of a wide variety of diseases... The vast majority being free-radical diseases."—Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D.

* Percentages established by Dr. Mane-Claude Dumon, University of Bordeaux, France.


Antioxidants are well documented in the research of Dr. Richard Passwater, Dr. Jacques Masquelier, Dr. Morton Walker, the Pasteur & Huntington Institutes and seven other leading Universities in Europe to be helpful in alleviating many conditions including the following:

  • Improves Circulation
  • Strengthens Arteries and Veins
  • Fights Inflammation in Arthritis
  • Aids Sports Injury Healing
  • Reduces Eczema
  • Decreases Allergies/Hayfever
  • Reduces Blood Pressure
  • Helps Asthma/Bronchitis
  • Helps Cataracts/Glaucoma
  • Reduces Arthritis Pain
  • Decreases Hemorrhoid/Prostate
  • Reduces Menopause/PMS/Cramps
  • Reduces Risk of Cancer
  • Reduces Risk of Stroke
  • Reduces Risk of Vascular Disease
  • Enhances Immune Resistance
  • Subdues Allergic Reactions
  • Reduces Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Helps MS Inflammation
  • Lowers Cholesterol

Super antioxidants are powerful, natural supplements to help reverse the devastating effects of free-radical damage in your body, caused by pollution, preservatives, heavy metals, UV radiation and stress.

Studies from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Aging, John Hopkins University and the American Heart Association found that antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and other natural plants have hundreds of protective nutrients... Nutrients that protect your body from free-radicals, which destroy healthy cells and tissues.

If you're having trouble with any of the conditions listed above... Please don't delay!

Start taking a powerful antioxidant supplement and we believe you'll start to see a positive difference in your health almost immediately!