Consistent Intake of Grape Seed Extract is Best for Your Brain

Saturday, September 12, 2009
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

A new study has demonstrated that consistent intake of grape seed extract1 is the best way to get it into your brain.  The reason you want it in your brain is because it is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient (modulating the gene signal NF-kappaB).  It is being widely studied for the prevention and treatment of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study showed that a single dose, even a single large dose did not enter the brain.  However, consistent daily intake showed up in the brain within ten days.  The higher the dose, the greater the brain levels of this novel and important brain-helping nutrient.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Brain Bioavailability of Grape Seed Polyphenols  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease  1.Mario G. Ferruzzi, Jessica K. Lobo, Elsa M. Janle, Naomi Whittaker, Bruce Cooper, James E. Simon, Qing-Li Wu, Cara Welch, Lap Ho, Connie Weaver and Giulio M. Pasinetti.

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