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Do you enjoy an occasional glass of wine? If for nothing but the purported health benefits associated with the resveratrol in it? But did you also know that the rest of the grapefruit, that is thrown away after making the wine, is rich in some super antioxidants1?

One class of these antioxidants are known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). OPCs are interesting as a food supplement thanks to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-neurodegenerative, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, and cardioprotective activities1.

Why liposomal OPC? 

Polyphenols, in general, suffer from low solubility. Their stability in biological fluids is also low. As a consequence, they are minimally bioavailable at the target sites, especially when orally administered.

Several scientific reports have shown that the bioavailability and efficacy of polyphenols are improved by liposomes2. Especially the oral bioavailability is improved with liposomal encapsulation.

This could be because liposomal encapsulation results in slow release and thus longer circulation time2. In addition, the liposomal polyphenol is able to enter the cell easily. This probably results in a better therapeutic effect.

Do you have any market insights? 

The global antioxidants market was estimated at to reach USD 485.17 million by 20213. There is, especially, a strong preference for natural antioxidants due to their minimal side effects.

One very good liposomal supplement which is unique to global market is the liposomal INTERA, which can be found in the following link: https://www.konstantinioncentereshop.com/product/itires-250-ml-resveratrolcurcuminegcg-liposomal/?lang=en

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