Grape is one of the most popular and important fruit worldwide. Its popularity began as early as 6,000-8,000 years ago. In fact, it holds a high status even in the ancient times. Grape has a scientific name of Vitis Vinifera L and known as the ‘Fruit of Kings and Queens’. This fruit belongs to the berries species and was more prominent in the ancient times as the main ingredient for making ‘Wine’ and most importantly, it is the ‘healer’ of timeless ailments. Aside from being a ‘fruit’ that people enjoys to eat, its healing power mainly concentrates in the ‘Grape Seed‘.
The Difference of ‘Grape Seed Extract and Oil’
There is a ‘BIG’ difference between the ‘Extract’ and the ‘Oil’. It is in the ‘Processing’. Grape Seed Oil, commonly known as grape oil is a vegetable oil squeezed from the seeds of the various variety of grapes. In fact, it is the effect of wine-making. While ‘Grape Seed Extract’ is obtained industrially from whole grape seeds that possess the major concentration of flavonoids, linoleic acid, Vitamin E and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC). Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) is also a known group of powerful antioxidants which is commercially promoted for its medicinal benefits.
The Processing of ‘Grape Seed Extract’
Grape seed extract is processed through organic means, which does not require any chemical substance. In fact, this medicinal extract is produced at home with a grinder as your equipment. Here is a simple guide to making your own ‘Grape Seed Extract’:
First, you need to wash the fruit thoroughly, Then, remove the skin and the seeds of the fruit carefully. You may use a strainer to make it easier and faster.
Second, let dry the skin and seeds of the fruit for at least 24 hours. Make sure that the remaining grape juice will disappear. Do the ‘cold-press’ process by heating the skin and the seeds in a low temperature. This process will make the skin and the seeds dry quickly and produce natural oil.
Third, you need to separate the liquid from the solids. Squeeze the solid part of the process (skin and seeds) to get more of the liquid form. Then, set aside.
Next, further remove the remaining skins from the oil. This process is called the ‘skimming process’. Note that before you get the ‘extract’, you will first produce the ‘oil’. You can save the oil in clean bottles or containers for cosmetic and medical purposes as well.
Then, separate the skins and the seeds. You will only need the seeds for the grinding process. Continue grinding until you obtain the fine powder which you can combine or separate in different containers.
Store the fine powder of extract in gelatin capsules to ensure that grape seed extract away from possible contaminations. Place them in dry and well-sanitized bottles.
The Benefits we get from ‘Grape Seed’
Since we have discussed ‘Grape Seed Oil’ and ‘Grape Seed Extract’, let’s find out the benefits of both grape seed products.
Grape Seed Oil is high in Omega-6 Fatty Acid which has gained a lot of negative feedbacks when taken too much. In fact, many studies proved that too much in taking will result in bad effects of the health. Accordingly, the oil has less nutrient content. A very little amount of Vitamin E is the only one left when other nutrients disappear during the process. However, the oil is beneficial for the hair and the skin. It is more helpful for topical application but not suitable as an ‘intake’. Thus, this is the reason why the oil is commonly used in cosmetic products only.
The normal extraction output of ‘Grape Seed Extract’ is in a fine powdery form. As a matter of fact, it is highly rich in ‘antioxidants’. As mentioned, this extract contains Vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid, and ‘Resveratrol’ which is a powerful antioxidant from oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC). Based on studies, grape seed extract is essential to heart health, strong bones, for smooth skin, weight loss, and a lot more therapeutic benefits.
The Premier Supplement with Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed has proven many benefits to human health and wellness. Furthermore, grape seed extract is ‘a must’ daily intake to maintain a healthy body and prevent degenerative diseases. But, it is practical to take this substance together with other nutrients to address all the needs of the body’s overall system. Only one dietary supplement can do.
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To Maintaining Good Health,
The ARIIX Products Team
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