Grape Seed Extract Information
A by-product of wine production, grape seed extract is often claimed to be helpful in treating various conditions. For example, many people take this dietary supplement for conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A few studies suggest that this supplement may really work for treating poor circulation in the legs (known medically as chronic venous insufficiency). It might even reduce leg swelling as well.
One small study suggested that taking grape seed extract might help relieve stress on the eyes due to glare. This supplement appears to have antioxidant properties, protecting cells from free radicals, which play a role in age-related conditions, such as cancer and heart disease.
Information about grape seed extract should be carefully reviewed before you begin treatment to help ensure your safety. For example, while most people tolerate this supplement well, grape seed extract can cause side effects. Some of the commonly reported reactions include:
- Itchy, dry scalp
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