MASQUELIER's® OPCs & Anti-Aging

Aging can be defined as a progressive slow-down in various processes regulating the interaction of cells, tissues and organs in the human body. While aging is a natural process programmed in our genes, it is also significantly influenced by environmental factors such as diet, lifestyle, smoking, physical exercise, stress, exposure to environmental pollutants, etc.

The aging process manifests itself within numerous organs and tissues. With age, eyes undergo structural changes that lead to a decrease in visual function. There are also changes to the cardiovascular system with age. In addition, blood vessels lose their elasticity. Consequently, circulatory efficiency decreases under normal conditions and during sports activities. Blood vessels walls become structurally weaker, leading to fragile capillaries, and reduced venous function. Furthermore, dramatic changes occur in the appearance of the skin with increasing age, which are due in part to a progressive destruction of the delicate architecture of the connective tissue components (collagen, elastin, glycosaminoglycans, fibroblasts). Another feature of aging is increase in levels of free radicals in the body. This is linked to decrease in efficiency of antioxidant systems as well as decreased levels of antioxidant nutrients from diet due to decreased digestive and absorptive capacity. Increased levels of free radicals cause damage to various cells and tissues, , triggering oxidative stress, and accelerating the aging process.

Decades of scientific research has demonstrated that MASQUELIER’s® OPCs acts at various levels to support health during aging. MASQUELIER’s® OPCs

(1)Significantly strengthens blood vessels by supporting collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans which are key constituents of blood vessel walls. Through these actions, the phytonutrient maintains healthy cardiovascular system, supports healthy vein function particularly in legs, and decreases capillary fragility and leakage in eyes and skin which ensures structural and functional health of these organs.
(2)Is a very effective scavenger of free radicals. It thus protects vital systems in the body such as the heart, blood vessels and skin from free radical damage. In addition, it protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation by free radicals.
(3)Supports skin health through its beneficial effects on collagen and elastin as well as its antioxidant activity. By supporting collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans, which are essential structural components of skin connective tissue, MASQUELIER’s® OPCs maintains resilience, elasticity and hydration of skin, and thus preserves healthy skin during aging. By scavenging free radicals, MASQUELIER’s® OPCs reduces the damaging effects of UV radiation on skin which accelerate the aging process in the skin, thereby having an anti-aging effect on the skin.