Grape Seed Extract - are there benefits or is it just hype?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 29, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Seems like a lot of people are into this - including a co-worker. I always assumed it was a overhyped supplement. But looking at Wiki and then PubMed abstracts, I'm not so sure. It seems to have a fair bit of linoleic acid... It certainly doesn't seem very paleo.

I'd like to know whether the science claims are solid or ambiguous.

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on September 29, 2011
at 05:50 PM

Reservatrol is supposed to be the most beneficial component, but supposedly that's been proven to be false. I don't know that I trust much of anything that I don't test for myself however.




on May 10, 2012
at 09:50 AM

You simply need to search Pub Med: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Trans-Resveratrol and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=grape%20seed

Personally, I take Trans-Resveratrol, Grape Seed, and Pomegranate extract in a single pill, made by Vitacost. I take that to battle a benign tumor I have (along a ketogenic diet, and other natural supplements). I will be having my next checkup in a month to see if I'm winning that battle or not. One thing I did notice though by taking this supplement is that I'm not sore after exercise as easily anymore.


on May 10, 2012
at 09:45 AM

Yep read many benefits but no idea if worth trying.

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