Renowned French phyto-scientist, Professor Jack Masquelier, was the first to isolate OPCs in 1948. He spent his entire scientific career developing, perfecting and researching his unique OPCs products that are famous for their potent vascular benefits. Professor Masquelier developed two breakthrough ingredients; MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs and MASQUELIER’s® French Pine Bark Extract.
Professor Masquelier’s OPCs
OPCs are condensed forms of the vegetal molecule known as flavan-3-ol found and concentrated in the woody parts of plants. They appear in nature in many different forms with varying benefits and efficacy. (OPCs are not naturally produced by the body and cannot be synthetically reproduced.) Professor Masquelier harnessed the power of specific OPCs with unique health benefits and developed his own, highly effective natural health products and cosmetics. Today these are known as MASQUELIER’s®.
Professor Masquelier and Mediterranean health
As Professor Masquelier’s research in the field of vascular health progressed, French cooking and lifestyle began to fascinate Masquelier. Together with the now famous “red wine” Professor Renaud, Masquelier provided great scientific contributions to understanding of the health benefits of red wine. These discoveries greatly assisted today’s understanding of Mediterranean health and longevity, which lead to the development of MASQUELIER’s® Mediterranean Essentials.