What is grape seed extract used for?
Grape seed extract is a supplement made from the ground-up seeds and skins of common red grapes. Some people claim that it has antioxidant properties that protects against cancer, slows the aging process, improves circulation, reduces inflammation, and controls blood sugar. It's also thought to strengthen blood vessels, prevent cavities, and improve visual function.
Grape seed extract is generally well tolerated. There are no reported side effects associated with grape seed extract. But, little research has been performed on this herb.
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