MASQUELIER's® OPCs & Cardiovascular / Circulatory System

The cardiovascular system, consisting of the heart and the network of blood vessels (veins, arteries, capillaries and lymphatic vessels), permeates the entire body, supplying nutrients and oxygen for the functioning of vital cells, tissues and organs, and removing waste or toxic materials. It also helps stabilize both body temperature and pH balance. Maintaining the health of the cardiovascular system is therefore a key component of a long and healthy life.

The beneficial effects of the phytonutrient MASQUELIER’s® OPCs on the structure and function of blood vessels, and thereby on the cardiovascular systems, have been established through sixty years of continuous scientific study.

MASQUELIER’s® OPCs enhances vascular strength and elasticity, thus improving overall circulatory efficiency. This is achieved by the ability of this phytonutrient to bind collagen and elastin that are key proteins in blood vessel walls, and to promote collagen synthesis and inhibit degradation of collagen and elastin. Through its beneficial effects on vasculature, MASQUELIER’s® OPCs promotes better vein tone and elasticity, helping to support the return of blood to the heart via veins. It also supports circulation in lymphatic vessels and ensures proper maintenance of fluid balance in the body. It functions to strengthen microcapllaries in the eyes and reduces capillary fragility,and supports eye health and function.

MASQUELIER’s® OPCs significantly reduces total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, thus supporting cardiovascular health. Additionally, MASQUELIER’s® OPCs significantly improves vascular health index (VHI). The VHI is an integrative measure of the beneficial effects of this OPC extract on markers of cardiovascular health (including markers of antioxidant activity, vascular function and normal inflammatory response).
MASQUELIER’s® OPCs exerts an antioxidant by inducing a significant increase in ratio of reduced glutathione to oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) in erythrocytes. Further, MASQUELIER’s® OPCs supports a healthy inflammatory response by regulating the levels and activity of various cytokines in the body.
MASQUELIER’s® OPCs, through a combination of maintaining a healthy inflammatory response, and beneficial antioxidant and vascular and effects, supports the structure and function of the vital cardiovascular system, and promotes cardiovascular health.