Health Benefits Of Grape Seed Extract

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Grapes have been used by European and Middle Eastern folk healers for years for their powerful medicinal properties. Scientists have found that the grape seed has the most concentrated form of health benefits from the grape. Grape seed extracts have been shown to improve immunity and prevent cancer.

Every part of the grape plant has been used to improve health. Grapevines have been made into special ointments that were used to treat skin and eye diseases. Grape leaves were used to improve healing time of painful injuries and inflammatory conditions. Unripe grapes were classically used to help the body fend off sore throats, and dried grapes (raisins) have been used to help with constipation and healthy bowel movements.

Grape seed extract has incredible antioxidant power:

Grape seed extract has an incredible antioxidant potential with its flavonoid phytonutrients. These polyphenols include resveratrol and unique oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPC’s). The most potent form is in grape seed extract, as it contains 95% OPC’s, which is more than any other antioxidant extract.

OPC’s help the body produce glutathione, which is the master antioxidant that protects DNA and strengthens the immune system. They also increase intracellular vitamin C levels and strengthen capillaries and thus improve blood oxygen circulation throughout the body. These antioxidants also act to protect soft tissue collagen in the joints and skin from free radical damage and premature aging.

The powerful free radical scavenging effects of grape seed extract protect the skin from UV radiation damage, the blood vessel walls from inflammatory stress and the brain from low oxygen states. Due to the benefits that grape seed extract has on these systems, it has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer, improve blood pressure and protect against dementia.

Grape seed extract and cancer:

Many studies have shown the benefits of grape seed extract on slowing cancer growth and initiating cancer cell death. Researchers at the University of Kentucky found that the antioxidants in grape seed extract triggered the death of 76% of exposed leukemia cells by turning on a protein known as “JNK” that regulates cancer cell pathways.

Other studies have shown that grape seed extracts help the liver to detoxify from radiation induced poisons and chemotherapy. In addition, they help the liver to detoxify bad estrogenic molecules. By helping the body eliminate these toxic substances, grape seed helps reduce the growth of breast, stomach, colon, prostate and lung cancer cells.

Grape seed extract and Th2 immunity:

The two major parts of our immune system are the Th1 and Th2 systems. It is essential that these systems are both working in a balanced and coordinated manner. Many individuals have a dominance in one of the major pathways.

According to the research of Dr. Datis Kharrazian and other health experts, the components within grape seed extract tend to improve the Th2 immune system. For most individuals, this provides a great immune boost. However, some individuals have a strong Th2 dominance and anything that increases Th2 activity (which also inhibits Th1 immunity) would create a further immune imbalance and could drive further inflammatory conditions.

It is advisable for individuals with Th2 dominant conditions to do a supplement challenge where they intentionally see how their body responds to grape seed extract or another Th2 stimulating compound before they use it indiscretionarily. If it is shown through a cytokine blood test or through a supplement challenge that they have a Th2 dominance, it is best to avoid grape seed extract.

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2015-08-27T12:04:25+00:00

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    Q: I am looking for a good nutritional supplement for my 3-year-old son. I saw both your IODINE EXTRACT and your MORINGA SEED EXTRACT reading they are the best for your child's overall nutritional need. Which one do you recommend?

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    They both are best! You could choose either one. I'd personally probably go with MORINGA SEED EXTRACT, as my 18 months of age son loves Moringa Seed Extract.

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    Q: I purchased Children's Elixir, Moringa Seed, Iodine, and Calcium extracts for my 6 month old son. I dont take him out that often, I need a Vitamin D Extract, or Multivitamin Extract. Do you think I need anything else, other than the products I mentioned above?

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    The best thing for the child is Khemetian Gold (which is liquid), Moringa Extract, and Iodine Phosphate Extract. These are all liquid! you can find them on our site under "Children's Extracts."

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    Q: I have stopped my male pattern baldness with herbs, but I cannot grow anything back. I've tried everything. Now I am using jojoba oil mixed with grape seed oil with thyme, rosemary, cedarwood, and lavender essential oil, will this help in growth, any suggestions?

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    Yes! But take something internally as well, i.e.HAIR-SKIN-NAILS, VITAMIN C, and MSM SULFUR.

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    Q: Several people in the conscious community have stated that adding flax seeds and/or flax seed powder to our diet benefits the colon for complete and clean bowel movements. My question is, does flax seed powder or the seeds themselves promote parasites in the stomach and colon? A few of my friends and I have completed the parasite cleanse and got into a debate about it. Thank you very much, Hotep!

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    Flax seed undoubtedly helps the colon (due to fiberous nature) but it is absurd to think or suggest that flax seeds (in any form) promotes parasites. Meat, dairy, refined grains and other processed foods is what promotes parasites in the stomach, colon, and rest of the body. So, as Public Enemy would say: "Don't believe the hype!"

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    Q: I just purchased the CHILDREN LUNG EXTRACT for my daughter who will be 3 in January 2009. She has Asthma and a cold which is causing wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing, she is miserable. MD has prescribed Prednisolone and nebulizer treatments of albuterol. Questions: 1. Can I give her the Lung Extract while she is taking the prescribed medicine? 2. Is there another product that you sell that I should be giving her in place of or in addition to the Lung extract? My hope is the get her healthy with herbs and natural treatments so she will not have to take the prescription meds.

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    It is not wise to take herbs and drugs (poison) simultaneously. Either you are into healing or you're not. With drug consumption you are not into healing. You are into masking symptoms! Give the CHILDREN LUNG EXTRACT as well as MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA.

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    Q: Could you please tell me if you recommend castor oil or black currant seed oil to be used with the PARASITE FORMULA and at what quantity ( 1 tsp or more?) Also, can you tell me your thoughts bad and good on black currant seed oil? And does either of these oils ingested cause weight gain because of the fatty content? Just trying to get a better understanding of these oils and the benefits and drawbacks of them.

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    Go with castor oil over black currant seed. These oils don't induce weight gain!

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    Q: I'm preparing to make the hemp seed infant milk recipe. Would I need to add Moringa Seed and/or Iodine Phosphate to your recipies? Also, could I freeze this Hemp seed milk and use later?

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    Yes, add Moringa and Iodine Phosphate to it (for nutritional purposes). And yes, you could freeze it the milk and use later, though fresh is always best.

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    Q: You said to get the FULL BODY DETOX and milk thistle seed tea for someone with hepatitis C, but on your site I don't see the milk thistle seed tea listed under hepatitis C, one more thing would you take the same for hep. C as you would for hep. A or B, I am just trying to be sure before I get this started.

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    FOLLOW THE ADVICE IN THE ARTICLE AS WELL. PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FIRST AND THEN CONTINUE WITH THE MAINTENANCE FORMULAS (LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FORMULA, VITAMIN C FORMULA, ETC.). HOWEVER, THE MILK THISTLE TEA IS GREAT FOR ALL LIVER CONDITIONS AND HEPATITIS FALLS IN THIS CATEGORY. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THE HEPATITIS IS A, B, OR C. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE LIVER AND SO THE LIVER NEEDS TO BE CLEANSED AND DETOXIFIED.

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    Q: I ordered a several different extracts i.e. ANTI VIRAL, LIVER, COLON, ANTI VIRAL to do a body cleanse because I can't take pills, but I was wondering if these were actually for kids because its sweet and doesn't seem to be as affective for adults. Is this the case are these for kids? Or should I just keep taking them? If not when are the liquid body cleansers available?

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    EXTRACTS ARE NATURALLY SWEET DUE TO THE VEGETABLE GLYCERIN USED TO MAKE THEM. CAPSULES ARE BY FAR MORE POTENT THAT EXTRACTS SO IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE EXTRACT MAY BE, IT WILL NOT BE AS POTENT AS CAPSULES.

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    Q: I began the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN approximately a week ago, it has been hard to maintain the fruit and vegan diet, but today I took the blood pills & then ate a grape fruit but after a 30 minutes or less I became sick. Is grapefruit a good morning food? Basically, why did it not stay down?

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    I WOULD ABSTAIN FROM EATING GRAPEFRUIT. THE GRAPEFRUIT IS ACIDIC (THOUGH ALKALINE) BUT IT WAS NOT A GOOD MIX CONSIDERING THE INGREDIENTS OF THE BLOOD FORMULA. EAT VEGETABLES INSTEAD BEFORE TAKING THE BLOOD FORMULA.

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    Q: Hello... I need some information on your TUMOR BUSTER EXTRACT, please. What size bottle is it? How much do you take and how many times a day? Is each bottle a 30 day supply?

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    It's a 2 ounce size bottle and you take 1-2 droper-fuls daily or when ever you feel like taking. Each bottle is about a one month supply (if you take 2 dropper-fuls daily). Product works great with KHEMETIAN GOLD.

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    Q: What is the difference between the PARASITE AND WORMS ELIMINATOR EXTRACT vs. the vegan caps? I trying to decide which one should I take? Are liquids better than capsules?

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    CAPSULES ARE BETTER THAN EXTRACTS AS CAPSULES ARE MORE POTENT AND STAY IN THE BODY LONGER.

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    Q: Thanks once again for your prompt response. Also, what about the iron extract? When I read your article on sickle cell, I ask the "doctor" some questions regarding iron and to my amazement, she could not answer properly and tried to make me think I was crazy and uninformed. But it backfired on her due to your educational articles. I LOVE YOU!! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING. EDUCATING THE WORLD!!!!! Peace & love for sure!!

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    The Iron Extract is good too, Beloved! Herbs are noble and will help your child - guaranteed! And THANK YOU so much for showing so much love! I love you too, Beloved, and am thankful for your support and patronage of Dherbs.Com! God bless you, Beloved!

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    Q: I recently started a natural breast enhancement routine. I am using fenugreek seed, mint tea, and licorice. After I purchased the licorice, I noticed you can only take it for 4 - 6 weeks. I think maybe I should be taking something for 3 months. Should I get something different such as red clover, and saw palmetto to take with fenugreek, or stick with the licorice for the 6 weeks to see what happens any advice is greatly appreciated!

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    Saw palmetto berries would be the best thing to take. Read our free articles. We have some articles that touch on this subject!

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    Q: I do not have a "female" tumor... I DO have a very large tumor in my left arm and have tried several available products to shrink it... nothing to date works. Why is the physical presence of a fibroid tumor in other parts of the body never addressed, please? Will this TUMOR BUSTER EXTRACT product work for me and , if so, how and why? Thanks

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    Products alone will not dissolve a tumor (including TUMOR BUSTER EXTRACT)! However, I highly suggest the FULL BODY DETOX because the tumor is only a sign that your entire body is toxic and that's why the tumor appeared. A tumor is a trash bag that holds excess body waste that is not being eliminated by means of the normal eliminative channels (i.e. colon, kidneys). Use products, but do other things like changing your diet (Raw Food Vegan Diet), scrub the tumor with a loofah brush. First rub on oil (olive, coconut) and then rub in some essential oil of eucalyptus and/or peppermint and scrub in circular motion for a few minutes. Seek acupuncture or acupressure. Seek alternatives! Seek and you shall find! Healing awaits you!

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    Q: I am about to purchase the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and was thinking about purchasing a few other products to expedite and increase the effectiveness of my healing process. To accompany the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN I was thinking about also purchasing the â€VENEREAL BUSTERâ€, ANTI-VIRAL TEA, MALE HEALTH TEA, PARASITE AND WORM TEA, ANTI VIRAL EXTRACT, and the PARASITE AND WORMS ELIMINATOR EXTRACT. Do you think using these other products would compliment the Anti Viral Kit and not reduce its effectiveness? Also, since I am making a large purchase, do you offer any type of discounts for these types of purchases? Male Health tea, Parasite & Worm tea, Anti-Viral (extract), and the Parasite & Worms Eliminator (extract).

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    Yes they will! Just don't take the capsule formulas (â€VENEREAL BUSTER†and ZINC PHOSPHATE while taking the 6 formulas of the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN). Wait until you're done to take these 2 formulas. Everything else you can take during the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN).

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    Q: Members of my house have started drinking Hemp Milk and Rice Milk. No more Cow Milk! We like the taste of both. I also like the fact that the hemp milk has omega and other nutrients in it. However, my son is three years old and we have discovered he is allergic to nuts because a family member gave him a cashew to eat, then his eyes began to swell up like Garfield the cat. I had him tested for food allergies and the test revealed he is allergic to nuts and soy. So I don't give him any nut products or soy products. My question for you is: "Is hemp a nut or a seed, is the hemp milk derived from a nut or a seed???" I need to know other alternatives if in fact it is a nut. I do not want to give him something toxic to him.

    A:

    Hemp is a seed, not a nut, so hemp seed milk is okay for him.

    Nuts cashews - peanuts, soy

    Grains - rice, oats

    Fruit - almond, coconut, banana, date

    Hey, I'll do an article that will be up on Dherbs early next week!

    Peace and Love!

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    Q: I am taking more than 20-30 herbal supplements a day and am wondering if it's okay to mix or take all of them at the same time. Here's an example of some I am taking: Burdock, Yellow Dock, Sarsaparilla, Kelp, Licorice Root, Oregon Grape Root, Red Clover, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium, 50 Chlorella tablets 200mg, 10 500mg Spirulina capsules elderberry, echinacea, goldenseal, vitamin e, gotu kola, american ginseng guarana, dong quai, guggulipid, red yeast rice, hoodia, dandelion, cod liver oil, neptune krill oil, acai, psyllium husks, apple pectin, oat bran chromium picolinate, wormwood, damiana, st johns wort, 5-htp and pycnogenol not to mention others. They are mostly in gelatin capsules. I am concerned that too much gelatin is bad for me too!

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    You are overloading your body! Spread those supplements out throughout your day. Take 6 of them at a time every 3 hours or so. This is best for your body!

    For example:
    7 a.m.
    Burdock
    Yellow Dock
    Sarsaparilla
    Kelp
    Licorice Root
    Oregon Grape Root
    10 a.m.
    Red Clover
    Zinc
    Copper
    Selenium
    Calcium
    Magnesium


    1 p.m.
    50 Chlorella tablets 200mg
    10 500mg Spirulina capsules
    elderberry
    echinacea
    goldenseal
    vitamin e


    4 p.m.
    gotu kola
    american ginseng
    guarana
    dong quai
    guggulipid
    red yeast rice


    7 p.m.
    dandelion
    cod liver oil
    neptune krill oil
    acai
    psyllium husks
    Before bedtime
    apple pectin
    oat bran
    chromium picolinate
    wormwood
    damiana
    st johns wort
    5-htp
    pycnogenol


    We do not reccomend Gelatin capsules. Gelatin capsules are hard to digest in the body, which is why we offer vegetarian capsules.

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    Q: How do I use the Children's Extracts? Adding the extract to milk is the way I know. What are the other options?

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    We don't recommend putting herbs in milk. Defeats the purpose when you know how harmful milk is. Use water instead. Just squeeze two dropper full of the Extracts in a glass of water, or apple juice.

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    Q: What do you think of Hemp Seed Oil?

    A:

    Hemp seed is nutritious!