Cardiovascular Support [rate]

The heart is often termed as the most vital organ in a human body because it pumps blood throughout the body. It does so via the circulatory system, ensuring our bodies are supplied with oxygen and nutrients. The arteries are through which blood flows throughout our bodies. The coronary artery is one of the most significant arteries in the body because it delivers blood to the heart. Cholesterol build-up often leads to blockage of the arteries that might in turn result in severe heart diseases. Unfortunately, most of the drugs available that lower cholesterol often have serious side effects. Grape seed extract delivers similar benefits, devoid of the undesirable side effects.

French grape seed extract contains an abundant supply of potent antioxidants. The extract has linoleic acid one of essential fatty acids. The acid has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that lower low-density lipoprotein levels (LDL) and raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.

French Grapes

High LDL-cholesterol levels are harmful to the body because they are highly susceptible to oxidization. When the proteins oxidize, they stick to arteries which often includes the coronary arteries. Such build up causes atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke and heart failures. The linoleic acid inhibits oxidation of the low-density lipoprotein ensuring free blood flow through your arteries and to the heart. The extract relaxes the arteries.

Keeping the low density of lipoproteins-cholesterol low is key, but we should be careful to not lower it too much because it is also crucial to our bodies.

Grape seed extract, through a mechanism known as gene transcription, activates an enzyme known as nitric oxide synthase that releases eNOS, a friendly nitric oxide to our bodies. The nitric acid relaxes our arteries ensuring smooth flow of blood through the circulatory system. The friendly nitric oxide released reduces inflammation of the arteries leading to reduced cholesterol levels.

Research has also shown that grape seed extract, chromium, placebo or a combination of both lower cholesterol levels.

http://www.life-enhancement.com/magazine/article/1927-grape-seed-extract-helps-prevent-atherosclerosis

http://www.wellnessresources.com/studies/grape_seed_extract_has_potent_anti_inflammatory_properties/

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