Structure and function statements:

Lipids and Antioxidant

MASQUELIER's® 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 Antioxidant

MASQUELIER's® OPCs is a potent free radical scavenger. Free radical scavenging is an essential process in safeguarding the health and viability of the body's cells, tissues and organ systems.

Vitamin C Sparing Effect

MASQUELIER's® 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.

Collagen- Blood Vessels and Skin

MASQUELIER's® 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 Skin

MASQUELIER's® 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 Strength

MASQUELIER's® OPCs reduces mild capillary fragility associated with aging. Capillary strength is important for normal microcirculation throughout the body.

Connective Tissue structure and function

MASQUELIER's® 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 Function

MASQUELIER's® 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 - Minor Swelling

MASQUELIER's® 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 Adaptation

MASQUELIER's® 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 Circulation

MASQUELIER's® OPCs strengthens and protects blood vessels, which supports their normal structure and function of circulation in the eyes.

Lymph Circulation

MASQUELIER's® 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 Elastin

MASQUELIER's® OPCs promotes synthesis and functioning of collagen and elastin. This is an essential process in preserving the skin'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 phase

MASQUELIER's® 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.

Sports

MASQUELIER's® OPCs helps reduce minor swelling following sports activities

Cardiovascular Health and Antioxidant

Because of its ability to neutralize the potentially harmful effect of free radicals as demonstrated in animal and in vitro studies, MASQUELIER's® OPCs can provide support for the maintenance of good cardiovascular health.

Sports and Minor Swelling

MASQUELIER's® OPCs helps reduce minor swelling following sports activities

Cardiovascular: Blood Vessels

Because of its ability to strengthen vascular systems, MASQUELIER's® OPCs can provide support for the maintenance of good cardiovascular health.

Skin Health

MASQUELIER's® OPCs supports skin health.