The benefits of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) and their uses
What is OPC and what types are there?
OPC refers to a group of polyphenols found in plants. They are also known as proanthocyanidins and are found in grapes, apples, red wine, berries and cocoa
Oligomeric proanthocyanidins OPC in the prevention of diseases
OPC has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other properties that can help prevent disease
The idea came from research by Dr David Jockers on the benefits of OPC’s on inflammation, one of the main causes of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and asthma
The benefits you can expect from taking an OPC supplement
An OPC supplement is a food supplement that contains a mixture of different phenolic compounds.
There is no definitive answer as to whether OPC supplements work or not. However, there is some evidence that they may have some benefits for people at high risk of inflammatory diseases