Free radicals are molecules, most often of oxygen, which have one or more unpaired electrons. Acting to pair or lose the unpaired electrons, they become highly chemically reactive. They oxidise any compound with which they come in contact. This way they can damage cellular structures, for example membranes, enzymes, nucleic acids or structural proteins. This leads to premature ageing of the body and low immunity.
The balance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body is crucial for our health. Often however, we voluntarily destroy this balance by smoking, too much sunbathing, leading a stressful life or through bad eating habits. Antioxidants can help in the battle against free radicals. TIENS Grape Extract is a rich source of many such substances.
The common grape vine (Vitis vinifera L.) also known as the European grape vine is one of the longest-cultivated plants, known for many thousands of years. Scientific research has shown the presence of numerous beneficial substances not only in the fruit of the vine but also in their seeds. They contain lipids (including linoleic and oleic acids), proteins, polyphenols (among them catechins, procyanidins and phenolic acids) as well as carbohydrates.
An exceptionally precious ingredient of red grapes, their seeds and the red wines produced from them is one of the polyphenols — resveratrol, which has a positive effect on cardiovascular health. The beneficial effect shows also other components of the extract: flavonoids (such as quercetin), linoleic and oleic acids.
The grape extract have antioxidative properties, thus prevents the formation of free radicals and removes them from the body.
Recommended daily portion
2 capsules per day (between 11.00-13.00 hrs and between 19.00-21.00 hrs). Recommended to be taken with a glass of water.