Grape Seed Extract is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions.
Grape Seed Extract may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol.
Grape Seed Extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes.
High Blood Pressure
The antioxidants, including flavonoids, linoleic acid, and phenolic procyanidins, in Grape Seed Extract help protect your blood vessels from damage, which may help prevent high blood pressure.
Grape Seed Extract has been shown to improve bone formation and bone strength in animal studies.
Studies suggest Grape Seed Extract may reverse hippocampal dysfunction in the brain by reducing oxidative stress and preserving mitochondrial function. Grape seed extract may even be useful as a preventative or therapeutic agent in Alzheimer's disease.
Grape Seed Extract solution led to less demineralization and more remineralization of cavities in one lab study. Since remineralization is an effective treatment that may stop or reverse early tooth decay, grape seed extract could play a beneficial role in oral health.
Grape Seed Extract administered along with exercise training improved lipid profile, weight loss, blood pressure and other diabetic complications better than either intervention administered alone.
According to researchers, "This [Grape Seed Extract and exercise training] may constitute a convenient and inexpensive therapeutic approach to diabetic complications."
Slight evidence suggests Grape Seed Extract may also be beneficial for:
- Improving night vision
- Treating hemorrhoids
- Protecting against oxidative rancidity and bacterial pathogens