Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin complex, also called OPC, is an incredible antioxidant, one that battles aging, Free radicals and much more. Found in high concentrations in the grapes used for wine making, OPC is the main contributor to the health benefits moderate wine consumption has proven to offer. Yet while drinking wine is a pleasurable past time for many, increased alcoholic consumption has also been shown to be problematic, leading to possible addiction, weight gain, accidents and more.
Luckily, there is a way to gain the benefits of OPC without ingesting copious amounts of wine - grape seed extract. Found most commonly in tablets, capsules and liquid form, grape seed extract is readily available at most health food stores and is easily digestible. This guide breaks down where to find it, how to take it, what benefits there are to be gained and discusses any concerns that might arise.
While not quite the fountain of youth, Grape Seed Extract may be nature's most perfect antioxidant.