MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs

A specific combination of OPCs, extracted from Champagne grape seeds

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MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs is a highly bioavailable and active OPCs formula originally developed by Professor Masquelier in 1956. It is the ultimate OPCs formula of his lifetime, realised after decades of development. It was first made commercially available in France in 1978 as a medicine.

WHAT OPCs ARE AND HOW THEY DIFFER FROM OTHER PROANTHOCYANIDINS

Short for oligomeric proanthocyanidins, OPCs are a group of naturally occurring molecules with important health benefits. Those used and classified by Professor Masquelier are the smallest kinds that are most bioavailable and active. Professor Masquelier was the first to discover them and give them their name.

FROM THE VINEYARDS OF CHAMPAGNE

The grape seeds used to make MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs are vitis vinifera grapes, obtained from wine mark in the Champagne region of France (the pulp from the grapes used to make Champagne). The grapes from this region are world famous for their excellence in Champagne making. Similarly so, the environmental conditions from this region provide the excellence in grape seeds required for the OPCs specified by Professor Masquelier. They are processed immediately after arriving at the winery after the annual harvest. This ensures that the OPCs retain their effectivity.

OPCs AND CATECHIN EXTRACT FROM FRENCH GRAPE SEEDS

Although MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs is technically a Grape seed extract (GSE), it is actually quite different. This is because the extraction process only takes a small amount of the many different substances (other proanthocyanidins and polyphenols, tannins etc) found in Grape seeds. Professor Masquelier found that particular types of OPCs with catechins, when combined in particular ratios, were the most potent substances contained in them. Its production requires a much more rigorous and involved extraction process, and results in a much more selective and unique formulation.

STUDIES, ACTIONS AND EFFECTS

MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs is famously the first and most widely studied OPCs (Oligomeric Proanthocyandins) extract from Grape seeds in the world, with over 65 years of scientific research verifying its many health benefits. It demonstrates a number of interesting mechanistic actions that lead to a broad range of health benefits, due to their effects at a physiological level on the body. Some of these are support for:
• Cardiovascular health
• Collagen and elastin health and regeneration
• The immune system
• The body’s homeostasis

BROAD RANGE OF HEALTH BENEFITS
BROAD RANGE OF HEALTH BENEFITS

Some of the main health areas associated with MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs are:

• Skin health
• Antiaging
• Eye health
• Sports recovery
• Relief of heavy, tired legs
• Energy and vitality

RIGOROUS QUALITY CONTROL

MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs is safeguarded by a rigorous quality control system developed by Professor Masquelier and extended by the company he established to ensure the continued production and quality of his legacy. This system documents, authenticates and tests the OPCs from vineyard, right through the extraction process to distribution. This is to ensure that it is identical in form and quality to Professor Masquelier’s ultimate formula. The system includes regular visits to all facilities, DNA, macroscopic and microscopic laboratory identification of the raw material, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of every batch of the final extract.

UNIQUE OPCs COMPOSITION

These processes are in place due to the varied types of OPCs and structures that exist, which have a wide range of bioavailability and activity that impacts their effects of human health. Professor Masquelier’s decades long development of OPCs extraction from grape seeds led to this ultimate composition of select OPCs which have numerous, verified health benefits. Only by ensuring that MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs is identical in form and quality to Professor Masquelier’s can those same health benefits be relied upon.

MULTIPLE PATENTS

Professor Masquelier began a company to hold the numerous patents for his OPCs extracts, the first of which was as early as 1951. He then spent over 20 years of scientific development which led to its ultimate evolution (now known outside of France as MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs). It is available in many countries worldwide as a health supplement and is still a registered medicine in France today.

TAKEOUTS


MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs is an OPCs extract rather than an extract of all polyphenols and substances contained in Grape seeds.

• It is a particular ratio of only a few specific OPCs types and catechins.
• Its extraction process is much more involved than standard Grape Seed Extracts.
• It has been researched and studied for over 65 years.
• It is produced and verified at every stage of its production by Professor Masquelier’s original company and is verified by the MASQUELIER’s® mark.