Grape Seed Extract Effective in Beverages?


A study on MegaNatural-BP suggests that a beverage form of grape seed extract can lower blood pressure.

Polyphenolics (Madera, CA) is celebrating the results of a trial on its MegaNatural-BP grape seed extract in beverages. The patented ingredient, already shown to lower blood pressure in supplement form, did the same in beverages.

Researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology assigned 36 adults with prehypertension to a beverage containing MegaNatural-BP or placebo daily for six weeks. Compared to placebo drinkers, those who consumed the beverage with grape seed extract saw significant improvements in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Some changes even put subjects back within a normal, healthy range.

Results of the study were presented last week at the Experimental Biology 2013 conference in Boston.

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