proanthocyanidin

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proanthocyanidin

Any of the flavanol class of polyphenols found in apples, maritime pine bark and grape seed extracts, which is a more potent antioxidant than vitamins C or E and has been shown to reduce LDL-cholesterol.

proanthocyanidin

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A chemical in cranberry juice that is believed to inhibit the adhesion of Escherichia coli to the mucosa of the urinary tract.
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Oligonol is produced by the oligomerization of polyphenol polymers, typically proanthocyanidins, thus oligonol delivers higher levels of the oligomeric proanthocyanidins compared to fruits and plant sources that contain mostly large molecular weight proanthocyanidins.
The phyto-chemical characterization of the sap has lead to the determination that oligomeric proanthocyanidins (catechin, epicatechin, gallocatechin and epigallocatechin) at a different degree of polymerization constitute almost the 90% of its dry weight (Cai et al.
Greenblatt and Lee are impressed with treatment results using plant-based oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) as "adjuvant therapy" in treating ADHD.
Grape Seed is also one of the richest sources of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (better known as OPC).
These include oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) and other bioflavonoids like catechin, epicatechin, phenolic fruit acids, and taxifolin.
Grape Seed is an excellent source of many powerful antioxidants such as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid, and resveratrol.
They have a high concentration of vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid and oligomeric proanthocyanidins.
Grape seed extract is a naturally occurring plant substance that contains a concentrated source of antioxidant nutrients known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins more commonly known as OPCs.
Vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid and compounds called procyanidins (also known as pycnogenols, and oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPCs) are highly concentrated in grape seeds.
OPC stands for oligomeric proanthocyanidins, which means short chains of what comes before the anthocyanins.
Condensed tannins are large oligomeric proanthocyanidins formed by condensation of hydroxyflavanol units (Hemingway, 1989).
Probiotic strains, like those found in Vidazorb[R], can help re-colonize healthy bacteria in the gut that the alcohol may have damaged, while antioxidants, such as Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, or OPCs, help protect against free radical stress in the liver and the depletion of enzymatic and nutritional antioxidant defenses elsewhere in the body.