Before hitting the health benefits, let’s look a little closer at the two active ingredients in Proflavanol C100. First, grape seed.
The flavonoids extracted from blue or purple berries and grape seeds are called proanthocyanidins. They are also referred to as “OPCs” for oligomeric procyanidins or “PCOs” for procyanidolic oligomers.
OPCs are known to have limited absorption through the gut. That’s due to their high molecular weight and variable chemical structure. The bioavailability of the grape-seed extract (Vitis vinifera L.) in Proflavanol C100 has been enhanced in two ways:
- Using concentrated, smaller OPC molecules, which can be absorbed better than larger molecules found in many other extracts
- Delivering a consistent, uniquely balanced chemical composition verified to have at least 90 percent active OPCs
This premium grape-seed extract is combined with another ingredient that goes beyond what you might find in other supplements.
USANA’s Poly C combines ascorbic acid (a common form of vitamin C) with mineral salts. An in-house study found that this blend effectively raises levels of vitamin C in the body for a longer period of time than equal amounts of ascorbic acid alone. (Ascorbic acid is often the only form of vitamin C used in supplements.) The mineral forms of vitamin C are also thought to be friendlier to sensitive stomachs.*
These two uniquely powerful ingredients work together for better effectiveness than you would get with either nutrient alone. They’re what make Proflavanol C100 an excellent choice for supporting your health.*