Grape Seed Complete Concentrate®

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$24.99

Manufacturer Kroeger Herb Products
Supply 45 Days
Form 1 Capsule
Base Herb Raw Grape seed and leaf
Potency 100 mg
Quantity of Extract 100 mg
Size 90
Standardized Constituent 95% polyphenolic value
Structure Function Reference Antioxidant

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Grape Seed Complete Concentrate®

Grape Seed has shown promise in not only preventing premature aging, but is also effective in reversing the signs of aging by removing free radicals from your body. One of the most popular antioxidants on the market. Good for capillary health.

Directions:

Take 1 capsule 2 times daily.

Ingredients:

100 mg of Grape seed extract (standardized to 95% Polyphenolic value) in an active base of 400 mg of Grape seed and leaf.  Other Ingredients: Vegetarian source capsules and water.

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Top 3 All-time Natural Anti-Agers

Choosing natural supplements to improve skin and support your system is a great way to get healthy and stay that way!  Most individuals already know that making the right kind of food choices is beneficial for your health, but experts conclude doing so could help slow down the aging process and guard you against chronic health conditions. With all the buzz surrounding Schizandra, we want to be sure you are aware of several options to improve how you look and feel that are Kroeger staff’s top three anti-aging favorites you’ll want to use time and time again.

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Choosing natural supplements to improve skin and support your system is a great way to get healthy and stay that way!  Most individuals already know that making the right kind of food choices is beneficial for your health, but experts conclude doing so could help slow down the aging process and guard you against chronic health conditions. With all the buzz surrounding Schizandra, we want to be sure you are aware of several options to improve how you look and feel that are Kroeger staff’s top three anti-aging favorites you’ll want to use time and time again. 

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Turmeric in the U.S. is widely known as a spice and has been used for thousands of years as a natural healer. Image courtesy of spicesandherbals.com.

Turmeric
Turmeric provides a natural glow while promoting a healthy digestive system

In 2010, the introduction of Turmeric to Kroeger Herb’s line of products was an exciting addition! I’ve shared how this spice can improve memory and digestive issues, however it’s actually one of the best kept beauty secrets known. Not only can taking a Turmeric capsule regularly provide a golden glow over time, but  helps you with clearer skin and a reduction in fine lines overall. Because of its powerful antioxidant qualities, using Turmeric can help sweep away free radicals which are known to speed the signs of aging. While you can see the difference on the surface of your skin over time, most antioxidants work within your body and actually improve the condition of your skin from the inside out to make you feel healthier. The benefits and improvement on skin conditions are beneficial, too.

Resveratrol Six
Six herbs combined in these capsules provide a natural anti-ager that’s beneficial for your entire body!

Since Resveratrol Six was introduced, this Herbal Combination has been popular with both men and women! Made with a powerful blend of herbs and Japanese Knotweed, Kroeger Herb’s Resveratrol Six provides your system with anti-aging and antioxidant benefits of several products in a single capsule. Each of the six herbs used in this combination provide a different type of support to the system and each has a unique benefit for anti-aging. Ginkgo has long been used to improve brain function and improve circulation to the extremities; Hawthorn keeps arteries clean and supports a strong heart; Pomegranate is a powerful antioxidant that keeps the heart healthy; Rosemary and Grape Seed, along with Japanese Knotweed are incredibly potent antioxidants and anti-agers. Moreover, Japanese Knotweed is actually the most concentrated source of naturally occurring resveratrol on the planet! A powerful antioxidant in grapes and red wine known as “resveratrol” helps reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature aging. Take only two capsules each day and you’re on your way to healthy skin, improved cell function, a more efficient heart, and younger looking, too.

Grape seeds have known to help with some types of poor circulation and high cholesterol.

Grape seeds have known to help with some types of poor circulation and high cholesterol.

Grape Seed
Small but powerful: Grape seeds act as a natural anti-ager and sweep away free radicals from your body

Last but definitely not least is our favorite Grape Seed. This powerful antioxidant is available in capsule form and functions as a natural sweeper of free radicals on the body’s system. Grape Seed has shown promise in not only preventing premature aging, but also is effective in reversing the signs of aging by removing free radicals from your body. While this product cost is approximately $25 (on the expensive end of encapsulated herbs), its botanical concentration is so powerful that only two capsules are needed daily. One bottle lasts for a month and a half; so you’ll be paying less than a dollar a day to improve the look and condition of your skin.

While Turmeric, Resveratrol Six, Grape Seed, and even Schizandra are touted for their benefits to your outer beauty, each herb works in their own powerful way to improve your body from the inside out providing a youthful glow, clearer complexion, and younger looking skin are the added bonus of sweeping away free radicals.

If you’ve never considered using natural herbs and spices to help achieve your wellness goals, now is a great time to start. The products we discuss in this blog from Kroeger Herb are special because we create them by hand with no fillers, binders, flowing agents, or excipients—a rarity in the industry today. It’s important to know what goes in the products you are using, even if they are applied topically. We have several natural products in our bath and body section on our sites that are of high quality and from trustworthy companies.

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Grape Seeds – The Tiny Powerhouse Antioxidant

Grapes have been an important medicinal and nutritional food for thousands of years. Egyptians ate them at least 6,000 years ago, Greek philosophers praised their healing powers, and European healers made an ointment from the sap of grapevines to treat skin and eye disease. Today we know that there is healing to be had from even the tiniest part of the grape: its seed. Grape seed increases antioxidant levels in blood and sweeps away free radicals to keep your body healthy and your skin looking younger. From combating aging to reducing your risk of heart disease, the tiny grape seed makes a great impact on our wellbeing.

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Grape seeds

Grape seeds have known to help with some types of poor circulation and high cholesterol.

Grapes have been an important medicinal and nutritional food for thousands of years. Egyptians ate them at least 6,000 years ago, Greek philosophers praised their healing powers, and European healers made an ointment from the sap of grapevines to treat skin and eye disease. Today we know that there is healing to be had from even the tiniest part of the grape: its seed. Grape seed increases antioxidant levels in blood and sweeps away free radicals to keep your body healthy and your skin looking younger. From combating aging to reducing your risk of heart disease, the tiny grape seed makes a great impact on our well being.

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Grape seeds have high concentrations of vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid, and antioxidant OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes) but you’d need to eat more grapes than appetizing to attain benefits. Standardized grape seed extract, like that found in Kroeger Herb Products’ Grape Seed Complete Concentrate, provides the potent antioxidants without eating bushels of grapes. The antioxidant properties of grape seed are important to our health because it neutralizes and eliminates free radicals from our system. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons. Free radicals are formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules and, once formed, these unstable atoms can cause damage to cell membranes and even DNA. Free radicals are the common pathway for cancer, aging, and a variety of diseases and while there is no way to “cure” free radicals from invading your system you can fight back with antioxidants like grape seed.

Some research has shown that standardized grape seed extract may be useful for treating health problems related to free radical damage like skin damage from the sun, some types of cancer, and tissue damage among other conditions like:

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Pain, fatigue, visible veins, and swelling occur with blood pooling in the legs. A number of studies have shown that the OPCs from grape seed can reduce symptoms of this insufficiency. Grape seed may also be beneficial for varicose veins and capillary fragility.
  • High Blood Pressure: Antioxidants protect blood vessels from damage and since damaged blood vessels can lead to higher blood pressure, keeping the vessels healthy means you’re keeping your blood pressure levels healthy.
  • Edema: The swelling caused by illness, sport strain or surgery can be relieved faster with grape seed extract because the OPCs accelerate healing.
  • Mouth Health: The natural compounds found within grape seeds may inhibit oral sugar metabolism and slow the growth of certain bacteria that causes cavities and tooth decay.

Grape seed extract is generally well tolerated by all individuals and is not associated with side effects; excess grape seed in the system is removed through urine. However, because it may contain blood thinning properties, consult your physician before taking grape seed if you are currently taking any blood thinning medications. Children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take grape seed supplements.

A final note on free radicals: While some processes brought on by free radicals are inevitable (such as aging), others can be prevented. Free radicals created by environmental pollution, cigarette smoking, or poisons like cleaners and herbicides can be avoided. If you are concerned with the condition of the environment around you due to modern industry, check out this post on natural pollution cleansing. Want to avoid cleaners that are potentially harmful to your body? Take a look at these natural cleaners you can make yourself.

Grape seed is an employee favorite as an anti-ager as well as for allergy relief! Check this link to find out why!

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Understanding Herbal Extracts

Too often herbal extracts are subjected to excessive chemical processing, which renders them deteriorated and incomplete. We’ve touched on the purity of Kroeger Herb Products’ Complete Concentrates in a recent blog post but are still asked questions as to why these supplements are so reliable, safe, and effective. Take a look for answers to frequently asked questions and learn why Kroeger is putting the natural back in herbs.

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Too often herbal extracts are subjected to excessive chemical processing, which renders them deteriorated and incomplete. We’ve touched on the purity of Kroeger Herb Products’ Complete Concentrates in a recent blog post but are still asked questions as to why these supplements are so reliable, safe, and effective. Take a look for answers to frequently asked questions and learn why Kroeger is putting the natural back in herbs.

Schizandra berries are sticky & difficult to get in a capsule but Kroeger doesn't add any flowing agents to the berry!

Schizandra berries are sticky & difficult to get in a capsule but Kroeger doesn’t add any flowing agents to the berry!

Aren’t all Herbal Extracts Natural? Unfortunately most companies use harsh toxic solvents in the extraction process such as acetone, denatured alcohol, or hexane which are not natural. When herbal extracts are created with these solvents, their purity is stripped and the potency of the herb is affected. What makes Complete Concentrates so different is that through a water (or in the case of Milk Thistle and Echinacea, water and food grade alcohol) extraction process, no solvents are introduced and you’re ingesting a product that is safe and toxin-free.

Do Solvents Evaporate off Herbs During Extraction? Solvents do evaporate from the herbs but there may be a residue left. Think of it this way: Imagine eating spinach soaked in nail polish remover (a common solvent in herb extraction) then letting it dry…would you want to eat it? Now imagine eating spinach soaked in water and allowing that to dry. Is the water soaked spinach more appealing to eat? Many of the solvents used in extraction methods are toxic not only to people but also the environment.  Add to the list of frustrations with solvents, unlike excipients or fillers they are not required by law to be listed on labels and companies who use these toxins want to keep it that way.

This symbol of purity is found on each bottle of Kroeger's Complete Concentrates. Click here to see their entire line!

This symbol of purity is found on each bottle of Kroeger’s Complete Concentrates. Click here to see their entire line!

What are Excipients? After the extraction process herbs are liquid and are often sticky, posing a problem when a company wishes to encapsulate the herb. The easiest solution to this problem is to add a carrier substance for that liquid to be sprayed on. These carrier substances, or excipients, add another ingredient to the label for companies that choose to use them (like magnesium sterate or maltodextrin). In the case of Kroeger’s Concentrates, the liquid extract is sprayed back onto the herb which has been through the extraction process or on fresh herb so that nothing new is introduced to the product.

What do Flowing Agents Do? During encapsulation, especially with sticky herbal extracts, some companies prefer to add flowing agents to absorb excess moisture and speed up the capping process. While this saves production time costs, many flowing agents are synthetic and dilute the extract while adding further ingredients to your label. Look for the addition of rice, wheat, corn, whey, or other powdered substances; these flowing agents are not needed and are negatively impacting the potency of the herb.

What is a Filler? What do Fillers do? An average capsule has room for about 350-500 milligrams of herbs. Using only extracted herb is excessive and expensive so to cut corners, many companies add ingredients to the capsule to fill space. While some of these ingredients (rice powder for example) may have some sort of nutritional value, if a company is touting the purity of their concentrated products, there is no need for a filler to be included.

What does Full Spectrum Mean? Kroeger’s Complete Concentrates are a full spectrum product which means that the constituents of the herb are present in their natural ratios. When a concentrated herb is full spectrum, all of the constituents are concentrated at the same percentage.

If you have any other questions about Kroeger’s line of Complete Concentrates, let us know! We’re happy to share any information we can and hope you see now why this line of concentrates is superior to other products on the market. Paying attention to labels and understanding what methods were used in creating an herb is just as important as knowing what ingredients are going into your system.

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What are Antioxidants?

It’s funny how many of us have heard of antioxidants and free radicals but we don’t really understand what it all means. Maybe some of the terms used don’t always make sense when describing what happens or maybe we feel like free radicals don’t pose a threat to our bodies right now.  The truth of the matter is that free radicals are everywhere and they pose a very REAL risk to our livelihood. If there was a stream of strangers coming into your home or office, wouldn’t you address it immediately? This is really no different. Free radicals are the strangers and antioxidants act as a polite chaperone, escorting them from your body.

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Don’t stress out about free radicals and antioxidants. Get your info here!

It’s funny how many of us have heard of antioxidants and free radicals but we don’t really understand what it all means. Maybe some of the terms used don’t always make sense when describing what happens or maybe we feel like free radicals don’t pose a threat to our bodies right now.

The truth of the matter is that free radicals are everywhere and they pose a very REAL risk to our livelihood. If there was a stream of strangers coming into your home or office, wouldn’t you address it immediately? This is really no different. Free radicals are the strangers and antioxidants act as a polite chaperone, escorting them from your body.

Consequently free radicals are simply oxygen molecules that have either one too many or one too few electrons making them unstable. Unstable molecules can be seen as toxins in our bodies but where do we get these toxins? Everywhere! Daily exposure to common environmental items like air pollution, cigarette smoke, food additives, chemicals, pesticides and dozens of other sources are only an example of where these toxins come from. An antioxidant seeks out and neutralizes these toxins and free radicals in our bodies.

What are Natures Best Antioxidants?

Some of the best antioxidants have been discovered and developed in the last five to 10 years. Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Popular choices are Bilberry, Olive leaf, Ginkgo biloba, Grape seed, Rosemary, and Resveratrol. Read on and learn why these are the best antioxidants!

The power of the best antioxidants are at your fingertips!

Antioxidants help protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.

Bilberry is a powerful antioxidant that has become popular for its positive effects on the eyes. This relative of blueberries contains high amounts of flavonoids called proanthocyanidins and anthocyanin, powerful antioxidants that maintain strength and flexibility in capillary walls thus allowing efficient flow through the capillaries. This increased efficiency in microcirculation is very helpful for the eyes. Bilberry also aids in the regeneration of retinal purple, which is important for night vision.

Olive leaf  has gained popularity due to its versatility, especially as an antiviral, antibacterial and anti-microbial herb. Hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein, vanillic acid and verbascoside are four important antioxidants found in olive leaf. Olive leaf has been shown to deter oxidation of so-called “bad cholesterol” or low-density lipoprotein (LDL.) which may aid in cholesterol levels. Olive Leaf’s antioxidant properties have great potential to prevent free radical generation and stop damage to healthy cells of people involved in vigorous exercise programs, which produces oxidation in the body. Olives, olive oil and olive leaves have been important parts of the Mediterranean culture as food and medicine for thousands of years. This may be an important feature of the Mediterranean diet which boasts minimal heart disease and general good health.

Grape seeds contain Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC’s) are bioflavonoids and very powerful antioxidants. OPC’s are many times more potent than vitamin C and vitamin E. Grape Seed’s antioxidant activity also donates electrons to vitamin C & E so they regenerate and have more longevity as antioxidants. All these antioxidants can work together to contribute to over-all health in many ways. Like Olive Leaf, Grape Seed’s antioxidant action inhibits the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which may help reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure. The antioxidants found in Grape Seed have been the explanation for the French paradox (a population that loves cheese, butter, rich sauces, fatty foods and cigarettes yet has a low rate of heart disease). Could it be the red wine?

Ginkgo biloba is a powerful antioxidant!

Ginkgo biloba is a powerful antioxidant for overall brain health!

Ginkgo biloba has been used for thousands of years in Asia to promote longevity. The ginkgo tree is hardy and can survive in adverse environments, like heavily traveled roadsides and can live a very long time (a reflection of its health properties). Like most herbs, ginkgo has many helpful properties, yet its antioxidant effects on circulation and brain function have given this herb its highest praise. Ginkgo’s ability to improve circulation through small blood vessels and capillaries help bring oxygen and nutrients to the brain, heart, and all parts of the body. Research has shown favorable effects on Alzheimer’s disease and other memory challenging health issues.  Ginkgo’s ability to improve circulation through small blood vessels and capillaries, helps bring oxygen and nutrients to the brain, heart and all parts of the body.

Rosemary is a versatile herb rich in antioxidants. Rosmarinic acid is a powerful antioxidant found in rosemary along with about a dozen other free radical scavenging compounds. Rosemary has been used traditionally to enhance and improve memory capabilities, a very good brain tonic when used often, and is valuable when tending to tension headaches. Carnosol and ursolic acid, two chemicals found in rosemary are particularly rich in anti-tumor activities. One study found that rosemary may help impede carcinogens from binding to breast tissues.

Resveratrol is a bit of a new-comer; enjoying recent popularity worldwide for its benefits in reversing the signs of aging and improving the condition of the skin but it is a powerful antioxidant as well. Japanese knotweed extract contains the highest amount of trans-Resveratrol on the planet and offers the greatest protection to the body against free radicals.

Pomegranate is also an antioxidant powerhouse with polyphenols, tannis and anthocyanins that render damage causing free radicals harmless within your body. It’s been said that the hundreds of tiny red seeds within a pomegranate can serve as an appropriate metaphor for all its uses for our health. Aside from the rich amount of antioxidants, pomegranates have been noted for their use in cancer research, to ease menopausal symptoms, for addressing the protein molecules responsible for osteoporosis, and as a being a wonderful heart helper by reducing plaque on artery walls and decreasing LDL (bad) cholesterol.

These are only a sample of antioxidants available on the market today. Some combinations of these powerful ingredients can be found in one capsule. For example, Kroeger Herb has created a product called Resveratrol Six that blends Japanese Knotweed (Resveratrol), Grape seed, Ginkgo biloba and Pomegranate to provide a potent combination of antioxidants to efficiently attack free radicals in your body. (Learn more about Resveratrol Six in this blog post).

While the popularity of antioxidants has soared lately, it’s important to make choices on which products are right for you based on their effectiveness, not popularity. The damage of free radicals are very real in our modern world today and being proactive with your health with the addition of an antioxidant supplement and antioxidant rich foods. Consider adding olives, rosemary, and pomegranate to your diet; these foods and their supplement counterpart are an integral part of good health.

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