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Wintertime ! Take Vitamin C and OPCs !

When you take vitamin C because you want to protect yourself against the cold of winter, you may not be doing enough to stay in good shape. Practically all the vitamin supplements contain the synthetic form of vitamin C.

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Why Masquelier’s OPCs and not “OPC” ?

Why do I always write about Masquelier’s OPCs and not about ‘OPC’ ? Because, in spite of what many pundits and well meaning experts tell you, without any specific qualification the term ‘OPC’ is meaningless and misleading.

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Summer Holidays, Sunshine, Free Radicals and your Skin

What we call “sunshine” or “solar radiation” is in fact the incoming flow of photons, tiny packs of condensed energy produced and emitted by the sun. Because of their high energy content, photons can easily destabilize the things they hit and turn what has been hit into a free radical.

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Cruise Control, Blood Flow and Masquelier’s OPCs

Your vascular system is always on “cruise control.” It is constantly and relentlessly busy to keep the flow of blood steady and at a constant speed. To maintain that optimum movement of your blood and lymph, it operates a “cruise-control” system, similar to that in modern cars.

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OPCs, Resveratrol and Red Wine

Does Resveratrol have anything to do with the beneficial effects of red wine ? In a word: NO ! Absolutely not. If you want to enjoy the health benefits of resveratrol you must use dosages that cannot be obtained by drinking red wine.

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OPCs, Intake, Benefits and Side-effects

Since the term “OPCs” has become quite meaningless when it is used to describe the content of a food supplement containing an undefined grape seed extract, any statement concerning the benefits and possible side-effects of generic “OPCs” is unhelpful and without merit.

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Masquelier’s OPCs and OOM PAH PAH OPC

You know what’s OOM PAH PAH OPC ? That’s grape seed extract labelled as “OPC.” It has no genuine provenance other than the loud and wild promotion made for it. Don’t buy the promotion.

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Don’t forget Food Supplements when Looking after Your Heart!

Every year, 17.5 million people die prematurely from cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke. It is the world’s number one killer today and by 2030 this figure is expected to rise to 23 million. Could food supplements help to reduce these numbers …???

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Circulatory Disease causes 20 million deaths each year

“Circulatory diseases are the world’s number 1 cause of disability and death. Together, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease lead to more than 20 million deaths each year and to more than 374 million years of life lost.”

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Probiotics, OPCs, Immunity and Jack Masquelier

A recent BBC article ran the headline “Probiotics labelled ‘quite useless” and reports that “A group of scientists in Israel claim foods that are packed with good bacteria … are almost useless.” Immediately, Nutraingredients’ editor Stephen Daniells countered with “

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OPCs as Health Insurance?

All developed countries operate public or private health insurance systems, or a combination thereof. It means that anyone who is sick, or subject to the slightest ache or pain (real or imaginary), has access a remarkable number of pills and treatments.

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Polypharmacy and OPCs

The way in which too much medicine is endangering our health is the subject of Too Many Pills, a newly published book written by James Le Fanu, an English doctor and writer.

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A 24/7 economy needs 24/7 OPCs

We live in a 24/7 economy in which increasing numbers of people working at night, or so-called ‘unsocial’ hours. In the UK, for instance, the number of retail workers working at night has doubled in recent years.

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Anti-inflammatory drugs and OPCs

Many chronic disease conditions like obesity, early diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases are associated with oxidative stress and low grade chronic inflammation.

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World Cup, Injuries and Masquelier’s OPCs

Although most commentators judge the behaviour of the participants in the current World Cup Football as “fair,” collisions and injuries can’t always be avoided. During the Belgium-U.K.

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FIFA World Cup: Don’t drop the health ball

While 32 national soccer teams head for Russia, millions of fans head for the supermarket to stock up on beer, soft drinks and snacks. They then proceed to sit on the couch for a month, eating and drinking, as the tournament unfolds.

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Tea for 2, OPCs for all

With Spring temperatures rising and Summer holidays coming, tea rapidly becomes ice-tea on a sunny terrace or sports field. Like red wine, tea is commonly associated with health for its flavanols content.

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Are smoothies too smooth?

Fruit and vegetable smoothies are everywhere you look. Healthwise, they’re great, provided that they taste well and bring you rouphage and whatever vitamins and minerals that remain after the blending process.

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Follow Dr. Jack Masquelier online

De Facto Publications decided to release a series of short video clips presenting selected parts of the only filmed interview ever given by Dr. Jack Masquelier, the French scientist who succeeded in succesfully isolating OPCs.

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OPCs and EU Health Policies

In February 2018, Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis of the European Commission made a speech on the subject of healthy ageing at the sixth Conference of Partners on Active and Healthy Ageing. Yes, the sixth! And still they ask why Brexit happened…

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Kick flu over the cuckoo’s nest

There is evidence to suggest that a daily dose of Masquelier’s OPCs could help to protect you against flu at a time when flu vaccinations are often ineffective.

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Personalize your nutrition with Masquelier’s OPCs

“Personalized nutrition” is a new trend that involves the “personalizing” of your food on the basis of a careful assessment of your individual nutritional needs in terms of the quality of the chosen ingredients and their recommended quantities.

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Masqueliers OPCs: Driving a truck through free radicals

Air pollution – often caused by traffic – generates the free radicals that do so much to cause ill health and cancer. The good news is that Masqueliers OPCs are proven to eradicate free radicals and put you on the road to a longer and healthier life.

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Dreaming of a red Christmas? OPCs and the Rebound Effect

As you may know, there is evidence to suggest a link between the consumption of red wine and cardiovascular health. This link is known as the ‘French paradox’ in which there is a broadly positive relationship between wine-drinking regions and life span.

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SAME LUNCH EVERY DAY

Do you eat the same lunch every day? A survey conducted in the UK in 2017 revealed that one in six people sit down (often at their desk) to the same sandwich or salad every day. And it’s not just lunch, because 58% of people said they had eaten identical meals on a regular basis for years.

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Champagne, Parma Ham, Masqueliers OPCs…

As you probably know, European Union schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties exist to protect the names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs.

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10.001 steps to good health

Many health and fitness experts suggest that we should all try to take 10,000 steps every day in order to stay healthy.