Grape Seed Extract
- Seeds & Lentils
Grape seed extract is obtained by crushing and processing the seeds to extract the beneficial compounds present in them. Grape seeds are rich in antioxidants, particularly proanthocyanidins, which are believed to be responsible for many of the potential health benefits associated with grape seed extract.
Grape seed extract has shown potential effects on insulin resistance, weight management, neurological disorders, and perceived stress. It may improve insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, making it beneficial for individuals with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes. In terms of weight management, grape seed extract has demonstrated potential in reducing body weight gain, fat accumulation, and inflammation associated with obesity. It also exhibits neuroprotective properties, potentially improving cognitive function and benefiting conditions like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Moreover, grape seed extract has been studied for its ability to modulate stress responses and reduce perceived stress levels.
Liu, Miao, et al. "Effects of Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract on Obesity." Obes Facts, vol. 13, no. 2, 2020, pp. 279-291. doi:10.1159/000502235.
Schön, Christiane, et al. "Grape Seed Extract Positively Modulates Blood Pressure and Perceived Stress: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study in Healthy Volunteers." Nutrients, vol. 13, no. 2, 2021, p. 654. doi:10.3390/nu13020654.
Mahdipour, Ramin, et al. "The benefits of grape seed extract in neurological disorders and brain aging." Nutr Neurosci, vol. 26, no. 5, 2023, pp. 369-383. doi:10.1080/1028415X.2022.2051954.