Structure and function statements:
Lipids and AntioxidantMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs significantly reduces free radical induced lipid oxidation as shown in cells ex vivo. Protecting lipids from oxidation supports normal structure and physiological functions of cells and tissues.
Free Radical Scavenging and AntioxidantMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs is a potent free radical scavenger. Free radical scavenging is an essential process in safeguarding the health and viability of the bodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cells, tissues and organ systems.
Vitamin C Sparing EffectMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs acts to spare vitamin C as shown in animal studies. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and is involved in collagen synthesis and function in blood vessels.
LDL Oxidation and CardiovascularMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs functions to protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation by free radicals by scavenging free radicals in both aqueous and lipid phases as demonstrated through in vitro studies. Preventing oxidation of LDL cholesterol is essential to the maintenance of a strong and healthy cardiovascular system.**
Collagen- Blood Vessels and SkinMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs supports collagen protein function by binding to collagen and promoting its synthesis and decreasing its breakdown as shown in animal and in vitro studies. Collagen protein is a key constituent of blood vessels, connective tissue and skin and is essential for maintaining the structure and function of these tissues.
Elastin - Blood Vessels and SkinMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs functions bio-chemically to inhibit elastase enzyme which can breakdown elastin protein as demonstrated through animal and in vitro studies. Elastin is a major constituent of skin, connective tissue and blood vessels, and is essential for maintaining the structure and function of these tissues.
Capillary StrengthMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs reduces mild capillary fragility associated with aging. Capillary strength is important for normal microcirculation throughout the body.
Connective Tissue structure and functionMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs supports strength and integrity of blood vessel walls by maintaining normal levels of glycosaminoglycans and structural proteins as demonstrated in animal and ex vivo studies.
Leg Vein FunctionMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs promotes healthy vein function in the legs by maintaining connective tissue structure and elasticity of the vein wall. Healthy leg vein function is essential for efficient blood circulation.
Leg Vein Venous ToneMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs helps maintain normal venous tone. Normal venous tone is important for ensuring normal blood pressure and blood flow in the veins.**
Leg Vein - Minor SwellingMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs reduces mild swelling, heaviness, tingling sensation and cramps in the legs caused by factors such as prolonged periods of standing or sitting, or pre-menstrual phase.
Visual AdaptationMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs promotes healthy eye function by improving visual adaptation to changes in light intensity and decreasing sensitivity of eyes to glare. This is attributed to its ability to strengthen blood vessels and support normal microcirculation.
Eye CirculationMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs strengthens and protects blood vessels, which supports their normal structure and function of circulation in the eyes.
Lymph CirculationMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs helps maintain normal lymphatic system function and normal circulation of lymph in the body. Normal circulation of lymph is essential for keeping normal fluid balance in all tissues of the body.
Skin Health - Collagen and ElastinMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs promotes synthesis and functioning of collagen and elastin. This is an essential process in preserving the skinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s elasticity, supporting the circulatory function in the skin and thereby maintaining skin health as demonstrated through animal and in vitro studies.
Healthy Pre-menstrual phaseMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs supports healthy pre-menstrual phase by reducing minor abdominal bloating, tenderness of breasts, cramps and minor leg swelling associated with the pre-menstrual phase.
UV Erythema and SkinMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs dietary supplement in combination with topically applied MASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs help maintain healthy skin following exposure to UV rays from sunlight which generate free radicals and trigger inflammatory processes in skin.**
Skin Hydration and SmoothnessMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs dietary supplement in combination with topically applied MASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs increase the smoothness and hydration of the skin.**
Skin MoisturizingMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs dietary supplement in combination with topically applied MASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs have skin moisturizing properties.**
Gastric UlcersMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs functions biochemically to decrease activity of histidine decarboxylase enzyme as shown in vitro. Regulating activity of histidine decarboxylase enzyme in gastric tissue maintains low histamine levels and thereby protects against formation of gastric ulcers.**
SportsMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs helps reduce minor swelling following sports activities
Topical OPCs and UV ErythemaTopically applied MASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs helps maintain healthy skin following exposure to UV rays from sunlight which generate free radicals and trigger inflammatory processes in skin.**
Topical OPCs and Skin Hydration and SmoothnessTopically applied MASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs increases the smoothness and hydration of the skin.**
Face-lift surgery and normal swellingMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs promote healthy circulation and help alleviate normal swelling following face-lift surgery.**
Anti-inflammatoryMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs exhibits free radical scavenging activity. Free radicals promote inflammation in the bodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tissues in response to infections, some chemicals and UV rays. Free radical scavenging can reduce inflammation and associated tissue damage.**
Cardiovascular Health and AntioxidantBecause of its ability to neutralize the potentially harmful effect of free radicals as demonstrated in animal and in vitro studies, MASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs can provide support for the maintenance of good cardiovascular health.
Sports and Minor SwellingMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs helps reduce minor swelling following sports activities
Cardiovascular: Blood VesselsBecause of its ability to strengthen vascular systems, MASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs can provide support for the maintenance of good cardiovascular health.
Skin HealthMASQUELIERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â® OPCs supports skin health.