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Grape Seed Extract Improves Blood Pressure

BOSTON, Mass.—In a recent unpublished study, Polyphenolics' grape seed extract beverage MegaNatural®-BP effectively supported healthy blood pressure. The study was conducted by the Center for Nutrition Research, the Institute of Food Safety and the Health at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The randomized, placebo-controlled study featured 36 pre-hypertensive participants drinking either a beverage formulated with MegaNatural®-BP or a placebo daily for six weeks. Participants who consumed the patented grape seed extract formula had a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure toward the end of the study. The reductions placed many of them within a normal blood pressure range.

Full results will be presented by Britt Burton-Freeman and Eunyoung Park at the Experimental Biology 2013 conference on April 20 to24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Read more on how grape seed extracts such as in MegaNatural®-BP affects the flexibility of blood vessels and help benefit hypertension, cholesterol and glycemic response.

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