MASQUELIER's® OPCs & Sports Recovery

Being physically active and participating in sports can often place the body under stress and strain. Sports and similar physical activities are associated with the production of a large amount of free radicals. Depending on an individual's diet (which may provide antioxidants to fight free radicals) and health condition, the amount of free radicals generated by physical exercise may exceed the body's capacity to handle it, leading to oxidative stress, cellular and tissue damage. Such damage can delay the normal process of recovery of the body's systems from the physical activity or have additional health consequences.

Sports activities are also frequently associated with injuries. This results in swelling, redness, and pain at the site of injury.
Clinical and scientific studies confirm the effectiveness of MASQUELIER’s® OPCs in maintaining good health and in aiding in recovery from sports activities in three crucial ways:

1) MASQUELIER’s® OPCs helps reduce minor swelling from injuries sustained during sports activities. This is due to its potential ability to support the body's healthy inflammatory response by scavenging free radicals and supporting the health of blood vessels and capillaries. .

2) MASQUELIER’s® OPCs strengthens and protects vascular walls. This is suggested to be due to its ability to promote synthesis of collagen and prevent degradation of collagen and elastin, which are key components of the vascular walls. MASQUELIER’s® OPCs also significantly improves vascular health index, an integrative measure of beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. Maintenance of a healthy vascular and circulatory system is essential to ensure sufficient supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients to various vital tissues of the body, particularly after physical exercise when there is a greater demand for these materials.

3) MASQUELIER’s® OPCs has been shown in clinical studies to significantly improve antioxidant activity. This phytonutrient thus offers protection to the body's vital cells and tissues from damage caused by the large amounts of free radicals generated during sports activities, and can support overall good health in sportspersons.