Grape Seed Extract / ActiVin 30 caps by Paradise Herbs

Activin® Grape Seed Extract supports against environmental and stress-related free radicals that can cause premature aging and cellular damage. Grape Seed Extract significantly prevented and postponed development of cataract formation in rats with hereditary cataracts.**

  • 100:1 Concentrated Potency
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Made the Way Nature Intended!
  • Enhancing Nature's Miracles Since 1994

Paradise ActiVin® Grape Seed Extract is a 100:1 potent holistic extract from premiere California grapes. Using a 100% natural extraction method the true essence of the whole herb is captured, therefore retaining all of its active and synergistic constituents in a truly potent holistic full spectrum form the way nature intended.**

Activin® supports against environmental and stress-related free radicals that can cause premature aging and cellular damage. Studies show it to be a far greater antioxidant than vitamins E, C or beta carotene. Our unique formula contains Amla fruit extract, a rejuvenator used in ayurvedic medicine and known for its nutrient dense levels of naturally occurring vitamin C**

ActiVin Grape Seed Extract

125 mg, 30 vegetarian capsules

ActiVin® 100:1 extract equivalent to 12,500 mg whole seed.

Item Catalog Number: A704

Suggested Use

1 vegetarian capsule 1-2 times daily or as directed by a qualified health care professional.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
  Amount Per Serving % DV
Grape Seed extract (Vitis vinifera) 100:1 125 mg *
Amla fruit extract (Phyllanthus emblica) 125 mg *
*Daily Value not established.

Raw Material: ActiVin® 100:1 extract equivalent to 12,500 mg whole seed. Only ActiVin uses a patented natural water extraction process to provide a high level of OPC’s without chemical solvents. Amla fruit extract naturally containing a full spectrum of active and synergistic constituents including natural vitamin C and unique tannis that work synergistically with its Vitamin C content.

Other Ingredients

Capsule (plant cellulose) 100% vegetarian.

Made without fillers, binders, artificial ingredients or common allergens.

Warnings

Keep in a cool dry place, out of the reach of children. If pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before using this product.

**DISCLAIMER: Information on this page is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion expressed on this web site is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease or illness.

 

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GRAPE SEED EXTRACT AND RED WINE

Alcohol consumption did not begin with humans, but is found as far down the evolutionary scale as fish, which become inebriated after eating overripe fruit falling into the water. Grape seed proanthocyanidins have been reported to possess a broad spectrum of pharmacological and medicinal properties against oxidative stress. Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSE) provides excellent protection against free radicals in both in vitro and in vivo models.64 GSE significantly prevented and postponed development of cataract formation in rats with hereditary cataracts65 and radiation-induced cataract.66 Improvement in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in vitro has been reported.67-69 Activin, a new generation antioxidant derived from grape seed proanthocyanidins, reduced plasma levels of oxidative stress and adhesion molecules (ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and E-selectin) in patients with systemic sclerosis.70 Supplementation of a meal with GSE minimizes postprandial oxidative stress by decreasing oxidants and increasing the antioxidant levels in plasma, and, as a consequence, enhancing the resistance to oxidative modification of low density lipoproteins.71 Grape seed proanthocyanidins have also been reported to have activity against HIV-1 entry into cells.72

Resveratrol is found largely in the skins of red grapes and came to scientific attention as a possible explanation for the low incidence of heart disease among the French, who eat a relatively high-fat diet. Many studies suggest that consuming alcohol (especially red wine) may reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD). Grape juice, which is not a fermented beverage, is not a significant source of resveratrol.

Several studies have demonstrated that resveratrol is an effective antioxidant.73-75 It inhibits lipid peroxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), prevents the cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL, and protects cells against lipid peroxidation.73 Its antiapoptotic activity has led to the suggestion that resveratrol may make a useful dietary supplement for minimizing oxidative injury in immune-perturbed states and human chronic degenerative diseases.76 Levels of Intracellular heme (iron-protoporphyrin IX), a pro-oxidant, increase after stroke, and, in neuronal cell cultures, resveratrol induces heme oxygenase 1, suggesting that increased heme oxygenase activity is a unique pathway by which resveratrol can exert its neuroprotective actions.77

Epidemiological evidence suggests that moderate wine consumption may protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and resveratrol can reduce oxidative stress and hyperproliferation of retinal pigment epithelial cells in vitro.78 In a rabbit model of spinal cord ischemia, resveratrol decreased oxidative stress, increased nitric oxide release, and protected spinal cord from ischemia-reperfusion injury.79 In a mouse model, orally administered proanthocyanidin significantly inhibited laser-irradiation induced thrombus formation in the carotid artery, perpahs through a direct inhibitory effect on platelets.80

References

source: Complementary Therapy for the Treatment of Glaucoma by Robert Ritch | FitEyes.com

About Paradise Herbs & Essentials®

FitEyes knows of no other reputable herbal manufacturer that matches Paradise Herb's full spectrum extraction method combined with raw ingredients of the highest quality and a capsule that is free of fillers and excipients. This is as close to perfection as we have found in a widely available herbal product. For this reason, Paradise Herbs is a featured FitEyes brand that we recommend and trust.

Paradise Herbs & Essentials® Inc. was established in 1994 by our founder and formulator and has been family owned and operated ever since. With a combined experience of over 26 years of training, experience and research in the natural health foods industry along with our founders extensive background in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Euro-Native American herbalism we have established ourselves as a company with big ideas and even higher standards. Our founder has received over ten years of apprentice hands-on training working directly under two Chinese medical doctors with a combined total experience of over sixty years in traditional Chinese medicine.*

At Paradise we know that the end product is only as good as your starting material. We obtain our herbs from special alliances we have built all over the world. Our herbs are grown where they are indigenous; either ethically and ecologically wild crafted or naturally cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.*

For example: Our Ayurvedic herbs Turmeric, Ashwagandha and Holy Basil are from an isolated and pristine environment at the base of the Himalayans, or we obtain our Ginger from the Ecuadorian rain forest where it is ethically wild crafted. It is this total combination of factors: climate, soil, pristine and natural growing environment that produce the outstanding quality of all our herbs. But we don’t stop there.*

Our end product after extraction is a True Full Spectrum™ extract, although we measure standard marker compounds in most of our extracts we never fractionate or isolate. We believe in keeping all the synergistic components in the balanced ratios nature intended. We know that in many cases it is not evident which components are to be credited for the clinical effect, or if several components must act synergistically, therefore the whole root extract is always regarded as the active ingredient. It is a central philosophy of traditional herbalism to trust in the wisdom of nature to provide the most complete medicines for humans. Unlike the conventional Pharmaceutical Industry that has sought to isolate compounds to create new drugs, we believe the whole herb is the medicine and is supplying all the benefits. For example, studies have shown that a True Full Spectrum™ herbal extract of Panax Ginseng consistently outperforms an extract comprising only isolated ginsenosides. This illustrates that polysaccharides and other active constituents in Ginseng play an integral role in its clinical efficacy. Also, research analysis reveals a component in Panax Ginseng called panaxydol to inhibit cell cycle progression of human malignant tumor cells. We believe this is scientific proof for True Full Spectrum™ preparations as compared to fractionated isolates only containing the ginsenosides and possibly lacking some of the benefits.*

Our production facility is NSF certified to meet all cGMP requirements according to FDA standards. All operations are carefully documented, including in-process quality assurance checks. Equipment use/cleaning logbooks, and standard operating procedures are followed scrupulously to avoid any form of contamination or non-compliance.*

HEPA filters not only condition the air by removing moisture, they function at 95% efficiency down to 5 microns, eliminating microbial and cross-contamination. This system introduces clean air into the room creating a positive pressure which ensures that only the cleanest air contacts ingredients and finished goods.*

WE NEVER USE FILLERS OR FLOW AGENTS.

We do NOT use any flow agents or fillers such as magnesium stearate. Please refer to our link as to why we pride ourselves on delivering filler free products. Why we are filler free.

Common fillers or flow agents like magnesium stearate, calcium stearate or stearic acid are hydrogenated oils (trans fats). Not only are these oils unhealthy, they coat the capsule ingredients with a layer of saturated fat hindering nutrient absorption. Some studies we have seen list this hindrance to be as high as 80%. Doing the math on this, that cuts down nutrient contents utilized to 20%, not very good to say the least.*

All labels conform to all applicable DSHEA labeling laws.*

These standards of excellence will leave you with a finished product you can feel safe and confident consuming.*

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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