2018 Mar 14
OPCs byPass this intro> http://opcs.us/anti-O.htm (same clicks at end)
Fundamental and prevalent in nature, including the oldest known surviving tree species (Acacia);
derived and isolated around 1950 from the red skin of peanut, and then grape seed and tree bark;
and now institutionally produced in Europe in the manner patented in France and U.S.
The case was made for its status as vitamin (P), appearing [aka "citrin"] in Stedman's 1972 Medical Dictionary -- but absent in current editions of Stedman's!!
It's status as vitamin was denied by the FDA, for lack of demonstration
of the affliction reliably arising when lacking in the diet.
The difficult-to-recognize "affliction" is subOptimum health.
Jacques (Jack) Masquelier (1921-2009) completed his PhD in Bordeaux in 1950;
impassioned for his remaining life to institutionalize assured OPC production
while learning and reporting the results of clinical trials demonstrating:
no risk of overdose; and multiple positive health benefits, especially as co-factor of vitamin C,
facilitating: building/maintenance/reBuilding/repairing: collagen the subject of sports injuries.
(1/3 of our body weight - the binding of muscle cells and bone and every structural component of our body.
Bones and teeth are modified collagen.)
Diverse nutritive benefits result in optimizing mammalian biology, health, and function:
Anti-oxidant; Anti-inflammatory; Anti-Cancer; Anti-Caries; Anti- neural degeneration.
Beyond his published scientific papers, a colleague authored with him the 1993 textbook:
OPC in Practice.
Curiously, except for 2013 obscure reference in a Harvard publication;
but well known by USDA; this gift of nature is largely ignored by the mainstream medico/pharma establishment. However, belatedly, OPC is increasingly the focus of new research confirming its effective and reliable impact on health. Prominently:
The National Institue of Health and U. Maryland have ongoing trials.
More prevalent are increasing reports about common food sources,
beyond that established by Masquelier:
1. GSE Grape Seed Extract , a source that is an abundant, low-co$t waste product.
2. Some species of Pine bark
3. Cacao, apples (Granny Smith and Red Delicious)
U.S. Department of Agriculture has cataloged OPC content in food for over a decade.
The most concentrated natural source of OPCs is (chocolate) cacao beans.
The original story long preceded the modern (1950) _continuing discovery in nature of flavanols,
encompassing the mystery complement (co-factor) of Vitamin C, originally referred to as "citrin".
The pearl of flavanols is OPCs. Not a salesman; an educated, impassioned teacher:
This report is developing, beginning 2010, continuing the active focus in 2018
by this writer and canines who enjoy improving health with this important vitamin.
Click either link for: report of the history and science supporting OPCs. ...