USANA Proflavanol® C100
USANA Proflavanol C: How Does It Work?
- Contains 100mg of high quality grape seed extract
- Contains 180mg Vitamin C which has multiple health benefits
- Provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health
- Contributes to the normal function of the immune and nervous systems
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels.
USANA® Proflavanol C100 | Proflavanol C200: Two Antioxidant Solutions for Optimal Health
The Benefits of Grapeseed and Proflavanol C
Grapeseed extract and vitamin C combine to provide optimal support for immune, cardiovascular, and skin health.
Grapeseed is a classic antioxidant. Grapes and grapeseed have been used for health long before the term “antioxidant” was discovered. Grapes are an excellent source of bioflavonoids, which are plant compounds that have antioxidant properties. Grapeseed’s natural benefits are even further enhanced by vitamin C.
USANA® Proflavanol® C is a supplement that boasts USANA Nutritional Hybrid Technology, meaning that there are two antioxidants in one that mutually enhance each other’s nutritional properties supplying a higher antioxidant effect in the body.
The benefit to the body is to promote optimal health by neutralizing free radicals and also support immune function, cardiovascular health, and the strength of the veins, capillaries, and blood vessels. Overall, it sustains the health of joints, muscles, and skin.
Proflavanol C100 contains 100 mg of premium grape seed extract and 300 mg Poly® C vitamin C blend in a single tablet. Alternatively, you may choose Proflavanol C200 (only available in the US market) if you’d prefer to get two times the amount of grapeseed extract.
The USANA Proflavanol C Difference
Bioflavonoids are plant-derived nutrients or phytonutrients, and they are what make fruits and vegetables different colors. The bioflavonoids from blue or purple berries and grape seeds are proanthocyanidins, classifiable as “OPCs” (oligomeric procyanidins), and “PCOs” (procyanidolic oligomers).
OPCs have a high molecular weight, and their chemical structure varies, so the gut is limited in its capacity to absorb them. Proflavanol C maximizes this absorption by delivering smaller OPCs, which are easier to absorb than larger ones, and boasting a formula that has at least 90% OPCs.
Together with the optimized grapeseed extract, USANA’s Poly C unites a form of vitamin C known as ascorbic acid together with mineral salts. These powerful ingredients together combine to provide greater effectiveness than either one provides on its own. In the case of Proflavanol C, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Free Radicals Don’t Stand a Chance With Proflavanol C
Proflavanol C has great antioxidant powers thanks to the OPCs in the grapeseed as well as Vitamin C, which neutralizes free radicals.
Free radicals have an odd number of electrons, which makes them highly reactive in the body and this can go on to cause damage.
The free radical will attempt to stabilize by seeking out an electron from another molecule. This process is generally healthy because it gets the body to instigate processes that protect physiological health.
However, today, we are constantly generating new free radicals because of exposure to things like stress, unhealthy foods, pollution, UV rays, and cigarette smoke.
Usually, the body can handle free radicals, but when there’s an overload, the result can be damaging oxidative stress. Prolonged oxidative stress results in oxidative damage, some of which cannot be reversed. This damage can affect cells, lipids, proteins, and DNA and ongoing oxidative stress can severely compromise your way of life – and even disease.
To ensure optimal health, it’s crucial to make sure that there is a proper balance between antioxidants and free radicals.
By protecting cells from oxidative stress, antioxidants help to maintain this balance, and the two master antioxidants in Proflavanol C100, Vitamin C and grapeseed bioflavonoids – combine to deliver powerful protection.
Proflavanol C’s Unbeatable Support for Heart Health
Proflavanol C from USANA is an unbeatable supplement for heart health. Proflavanol C keeps the blood vessels functioning properly, which is vital for circulating blood from the heart, which is where it is created, to where it needs to go.
The superior formula of two powerhouse antioxidants is what is responsible for Proflavanol C’s ability to help you maintain healthy blood pressure.
The proanthocyanidins are present in grapes, juice, red wine and most other dark pigmented fruits like cranberrys and blackberries. Vitamin C is also found in fruits and is associated with a healthy heart, particularly because it supports vascular health.
Vitamin C and grapeseed extract combine to support cardiovascular health by helping to lower cholesterol. They do this by ensuring that the proteins and lipids present in the body’s cholesterol do not convert into damaging toxins.
Proflavanol C also promotes vascular health because it protects the cells lining the blood vessels and arteries – the endothelial cells – from stress caused by free radicals. It’s important to keep these cells healthy because they’re responsible for the restriction and dilation of the blood vessels.
Promoting Collagen Production
It’s crucial for the heart and the blood vessels to be healthy for overall cardiovascular health, and both of them need collagen. Vitamin C is an essential part of the physiological production of different types of collagen throughout the body. The human body isn’t able to make Vitamin C on its own, so it’s important to get it from diet and/or supplements.
Proflavanol C helps the body to produce collagen and, in turn, aids in promoting the overall health of the cardiovascular system and its different parts, from the heart all the way to the capillaries.
Collagen is vital to the cardiovascular system and the body as a whole. Collagen is frequently injected into the skin in order to make it look more youthful and is responsible for the skin’s elasticity. As the human body ages, collagen often starts to break down. Vitamin C helps to generate collagen for both a more youthful heart and appearance.
Antioxidants can also protect the skin from the effects of exposure to the sun, meaning that you can protect your skin from the inside by taking Proflavanol C. Providing such protection can minimize premature aging. It is still important to observe smart sun safety measures in order to keep your skin looking young.
Proflavanol C and the Production of Immune Cells
Your body’s immune system helps to keep you free of disease by fighting pathogens. A weakened immune system means that you could be at a greater risk for illness. Being exposed to pathogens or stress can wear down the immune system and make you more prone to getting sick.
Proflavanol from USANA could help to keep your immune system at top capacity because of the combined powerhouse antioxidants, grapeseed extract, and vitamin C.
The grapeseed enhances your cells’ immune reactions while Vitamin C helps in the generation of antibodies, which are your body’s natural resources for warding off sickness.
USANA Proflavanol C100
- 180 mg Vitamin C (225% RDA)
- 100 mg Grape Seed Extract.
RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
USANA Proflavanol C100 – ingredients: Bulking agent (microcrystalline cellulose), Poly C™ (calcium L-ascorbate ,potassium L-ascorbate , magnesium L-ascorbate , zinc L-ascorbate ), grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera L.), pregelatini zed starch, bulking agent (sodium carboxymethylcellulose), Anti-caking agents (ascorbyl palmitate , silicon dioxide), coating agents (Dextrin, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin), Acidity regulator (Sodium Citrate ).
USANA Proflavanol C100 – DIRECTIONS: Take one (1) tablet daily, preferably with a meal.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your physician prior to use.