Apart from its active pump ingredients and nitric oxide boosters, Jack3D Micro is loaded with other ingredients that work synergistically to enhance and magnify their energy giving effects – one of these active support ingredients being grape seed extract (GSE).
Throughout Europe, grapes have been traditionally used as remedy to a number of medical conditions. Grape seed has been reported to have antioxidant, antiallergenic, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory properties. Today, in the US, related studies have found grape seed extracts to be equally significant in terms of boosting the body’s overall protection. Grape seed extracts have been found to be instrumental in improving the activity of the immune system, helping the body ward off viruses, allergens, and carcinogens.
That’s good stuff and all, but why put it in a pre workout supplement like Jack3d Micro?!
Grape Seed Extract: The Real Deal Nitric Oxide AMPLIFIER
With Jack3d Micro, you have agmatine sulfate, arginine nitrate, and citrulline malate to help your body make more nitric oxide, creating vicious muscle-building pumps when you work out.
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But what if you could take those nitric oxide reactions and make them even STRONGER?
That’s just what grape seed extract does, and that’s why it’s in Jack3d Micro.
Both in vitro (in the test tube) and in vivo (in real life bodies), GSE has been proven to increase nitric oxide production. One way uses enhances “eNOS expression and NO production” via a calcium regulation.
Another study showed that even plain old grape juice helps do this, and they are antioxidant sparing as well (more on this below) – thanks to the select flavanoids you can get from the grape juice.
USPLabs can’t sell you a bucket of grape juice, but they sure can extract for these nitric oxide amplifying flavanoids, and that’s what you get from the seed extract! A synergistic combo that gives pumps from the heavens.
As for the rest of the benefits and info on GSE, here you are:
Grape Seed Extract: Benefits
Grape seed extracts are produced from ground-up seeds of grapes, more particularly from ground up seeds of red wine grapes. A number of studies that were done to further locate the benefits of grapes have suggested that grape seed extracts are beneficial in terms of ridding the body of a number of cardiovascular diseases. It has been reported that grape seed extract aids in improving poor circulation that is caused by chronic venous insufficiency.
Grape seed extract has also been found to help lower cholesterol levels. Additionally, it has been proven to have anti-inflammatory effects. It also helps in preventing a number of eyes diseases that are related to diabetes.
Grape Seed Extract: Proanthocyanidins
However, apart from the numerous health benefits of grape seed extract, it is the GSE’s proanthocyanidin content that has been turning many heads in the body building community. Proanthocyanidins refer to a larger class of polyphenols which are essentially antioxidants. Needless to say, antioxidants are natural substances that help prevent cell damage caused by free-radical build up.
Other than generally promoting a healthier body, antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins have been known to delay the body’s aging process. In recent research, grape seed extracts antioxidant properties have been found to be more potent than those of vitamins C and E.
Grape seed extract is one of the most potent sources of oligomeric proanthocyanidins which makes it among the most superior antioxidants known to man. Additionally, grape seed extract help repair damaged tissues. It also increases the skin’s enzyme activity and regenerates damaged blood vessels.
Grape seed extract also excels in promoting eye health. It has shown the ability to counteract muscular degeneration, cataracts, and eye strain.
A MENTAL Boost Too??
Apart from this, grape seed extract has been found to improve cognitive functions as it helps in the regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Grape seed extract acts as agent that inhibits the breakdown of norepinephirine and dopamine, thus it can prevent and even serve as remedy to medical conditions such as ADD. Incidentally, grape seed extract is among the few antioxidants that aids in protecting the nerve and brain tissue by crossing through the blood brain barrier.
Interesting enough, researchers at the Beckham Research Institute California have reported that grape seed extract has shown a significant promise in lowering the body’s estradiol levels. This is a very relevant discovery not only to the body building community but especially for those who are striving to cut some weight or tone up a little bit.
A related study on grape seed extract also found that its procyanidin B found compound effectively inhibits both the production and activity of aromatase. Aromatase is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of testosterone into estradiol.
This *Might* Help Prevent Cancer a Bit
The anti-estogenic property of grape seed extract has also caught the eye of many cancer researchers as estradiol is among the enzymes that can promote the growth various forms of breast cancer. Also, as tumours are found to be manufacturing aromatase, reasearchers are also looking more into the aromatase- inhibiting property of grape seed extract as a possible deactivator for aromatase production.
Additionally, GSE has been found to aid in the prevention of osteoporosis and tooth decay, suppress virus expression in the body, and help in improving metabolism.
Grape Seed Extract: Side Effects
Although, generally considered safe and poses no adverse side-effects, there are a number of case where grape seed extract has been suspected to have caused headache, itchy scalp, dizziness, and nausea.
Also, people who have bleeding disorder and high blood pressure should first consult a medical professional before starting on any GSE supplementation program, or any supplementation program for that matter.
It is also best to consult a medical professional before taking grape seed extract-having supplements when you are taking/using prescription and even over the counter medicines that include blood thinners, NSAID, pain killers, heart maintenance, and cancer treatments.
In the end, we’re stoked that USPLabs put this into Jack3d Micro. It’s an easy, simple addition that makes everything around it far better.