Most have heard of curcumin from turmeric and some about OPC from grape seeds. When used together these potent biologically active compounds can have profound health benefits.

If you do some research you will find an extensive list of health problems that these 2 compounds can influence. This should not surprise as both are potent antioxidants that additionally help the body to turn off unwanted inflammation. As an example one of my clients with ongoing hip problems added my Curcumin/OPC formula and is now much more comfortable.

OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) is extracted from the purple pigments on red wine grape seeds. My favourite OPC is ActiVin®. This top grade Californian OPC is extracted from Nappa Valley grape seeds using a patented (ActiPure®) water and alcohol method.

OPC has significant benefits. It is excellent for circulation as it protects the proteins that make up blood vessel walls from free radical damage. This can help with general circulation and is great support for those with hypertension. Additionally it has strong anti-inflammatory functions by helping prevent immune cells from over-producing a number of inflammatory chemicals.

Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric. When we are discussing food we talk about turmeric. When discussing its health benefits we are talking about Curcumin. Like OPC, Curcumin is a potent antioxidant and has significant anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is possibly the most researched natural health compound. It is excellent to add when looking to build our natural anti-inflammatory systems.

I use these compounds as part of nutritional support programmes for those with various inflammatory problems. It is an ideal booster for those with serious osteoarthritis, for those with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune problems. When added at correct doses they can make a huge difference. For more information give me a call or email.

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