In the early 1980s, Dr. Masquelier discovered that OPCs are capable of mitigating “any illness generated by free radicals.” At the time, this was a breakthrough invention for which the French professor was even granted a U.S. Patent.
Most people, including most medical doctors, associate heart attacks with cholesterol, occlusion of the coronary arteries by plaque and an ensuing lack of oxygen that impairs the functioning of the heart muscle.
COVID-19 infection in Tokyo, Japan, produced a negligible fatality rate in spite of it being widely spread across the general population. This occurred without a lockdown and without dictatorial restrictive measures.
The mortality profile of COVID-19 runs practically parallel to that of natural mortality. In other words, as the risk of dying increases with age, so does the risk of dying with COVID-19. The two statistics overlap more or less.
Available evidence from randomized controlled trials shows that replacement of saturated fat with linoleic acid effectively lowers serum cholesterol but does not produce a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease.
With the “Corona” hysteria raging through the world and economies and fundamental freedoms collapsing under government imposed “lockdowns,” you may wonder what happened to the real killers, the degenerative diseases that we were so worried abou
Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, are frequently used by athletes in order to prevent musculoskeletal pain and improve performance.
Five years ago, celebrating his Foundation’s partnership with the German “transformative vaccine” developer CureVac, Bill Gates said: “If we can teach the body to create its own natural defenses, we can revolutionize the w
Diabetics should anyway pay much attention to protecting their microvascular system, but when viruses such as Covid go around, there’s extra reason to diminish the risk of vascular damage.
“Cardiovascular complications are rapidly emerging as a key threat in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in addition to respiratory disease.” With these words, the Swiss cardiologist Prof. Dr.
Health Authorities in Germany, France and Belgium claim that food supplements containing Red Rice extracts produce the same side effects as the cholesterol-lowering medicine Lovastatin® ! But, do they really ?
When you’re 70 years or older, don’t take Aspirin® if you’re trying to prevent atherosclerotic coronary heart disease, not even in low d
You would probably think that there is a positive relationship between FAT and cardiovascular mortality. Fat is bad and must be avoided if we want to live a long and healthy life.
Most people in Europe are completely unaware of the fact that the health information on the food products they consume is censored, controlled and issued by the European Bureaucracy.
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.
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.
Do cholesterol lowering statins really decrease overall coronary heart disease mortality ? Is the promise made by the pharmaceutical industry true ? Cardiovascular health is what the manufacturers of cholesterol-lowering drugs have been claiming since the 1990s.
“High cholesterol may protect against infections and atherosclerosis” is the title of a challenging article written by the Danish physician and medical researcher Uffe Ravnskov.
Your vascular system is a living, breathing, expanding and contracting organ, which is able to elastically absorb the changes in the volume of blood as it is pumped into it with each beat of the heart.
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.
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.
The pharmaceutical industry uses a special statistic sleight of hand to inflate the marginal and negligible absolute benefits of certain medicines. Example: Aspirin® in cases of Cardiovascular problems.
In the article about Cholesterol and OPCs, Dr Jack Masquelier explained that oxidation of LDL-cholesterol is the root cause of most forms of cardiovascular disease and, eventually, of heart attacks.
OPCs are best known for supporting microvascular circulation and the integrity of the capillaries, thus optimizing the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and the discharge and excretion of waste and CO2 via lungs en kidneys respectively.
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.
Plants protect themselves against oxidation and free radicals by producing vast amounts of antioxidants, such as OPCs. These antioxidants are always located at strategic sites, where the defense against oxidation is most needed.
Not all extracts made from grape seeds are equal. It is erroneous, incorrect and misleading to equate uncharacterized and unidentified “grape seed extract” with Masquelier’s OPCs.
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.
Seventy-one (71) healthy adults need to be vaccinated to prevent one (1) of them experiencing influenza. Twenty-nine (29) healthy adults need to be vaccinated to prevent one (1) of the experiencing an influenza-like-illness.
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.
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 …???
“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.”
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.
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.
Many chronic disease conditions like obesity, early diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases are associated with oxidative stress and low grade chronic inflammation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
This weekend, Quantas began operatinge its direct flights between London and Perth. Lasting 17 hours and covering over 9.000 miles (14,498 km), it is the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia and Europe.
Good news for moderate drinkers. A University of California study called the ‘90+ study’ tracked around 1,700 elderly people and discovered that those who drank one or two glasses of wine or beer each day had an 18% reduced risk of premature death compared to those who were teetotal.
“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.
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.
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.
On 24 March 2018, Qantas will operate its first direct flight between London and Perth. Lasting 17 hours and covering over 9.000 miles (14,498 km), it will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia and Europe.
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.
As you probably know, European Union schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties exist to protect the names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs.
We’ll never know whether Jack Masquelier would have been an iOS man or an Android kind of guy. But we can be sure that he would have been concerned about the detrimental effects on our eyesight caused by looking at screens all day.
It’s that time of year again – Black Saturday – the weekend when half of France hits the road to go on vacation. At the same time, countless holidaymakers from northern Europe head home.