Masquelier’s® OPC

Vidazorb and Masquelier’s® OPC: Together for Health

With Vidazorb® +OPC and Vidazorb® SuperC, consumers can, for the first time, choose among health products that combine the benefits of both probiotics and OPC. Never before has a chewable probiotic supplement containing Masquelier’s® OPC been available anywhere in the world.

While most health conscious consumers know the important benefits of taking probiotics, many are asking the question, “What are OPCs?” Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, known in short as OPCs, were discovered in the late 1940′s during research conducted by Dr. Jack Masquelier in France.  In the best scientific tradition, once he “found it”, Dr. Masquelier immediately understood the potential significant impact this discovery would have on human health. Based on Dr. Masquelier’s pioneering and innovative role in the isolation, identification and therapeutic applications of OPCs, two medicines were approved known to exert intense vasoprotective effects, as well as the protection and renewal of collagen throughout the body.

Masquelier’s® OPCs has the ability to help ensure the delivery of nutrients carried in the blood to tissues and organs throughout the body. This ability even includes the brain where OPC readily crosses the blood-brain barrier contributing to overall brain function. (Cit #1) This vital function, to protect and strengthen the circulatory system, is directly related to OPC affinity with collagen (Cit #2). Collagen, which lines all blood vessel walls, is a structural protein representing nearly 25% of all protein in the body.

Masquelier’s® OPC selectively affixes to collagen and elastin to preserve elasticity and resiliency. Plus, Masquelier’s® OPC is scientifically proven to co-factor with Vitamin C to create and preserve collagen protein, while neutralizing the harmful effects of reactive molecules by blocking their attachment to collagen microfibrils. (Cit #3) Masquelier’s® OPC protects, strengthens and repairs blood vessels and particularly the tiny capillaries responsible for nourishing our entire body at the cellular level. (Cit #4)

Just as the role of the digestive system and Vidazorb® probiotic supplements are essential partners, so is the role of the circulatory system and Masquelier’s® OPC. This is why we feel that the combination of Vidazorb® and Masquelier’s OPC will be of significant assistance to the consumer’s overall health.

Vidazorb® specializes in providing customers with essential probiotic strains for proper digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, we also understand the critical importance of what happens to all those nutrients once they are absorbed and leave the digestive system. Their journey continues through the circulatory system, eventually passing through the very fine walls of a network of capillaries in order to reach the organs and other body systems to provide overall health and vitality.

At any given moment, approximately five percent of the total circulating blood is flowing through the capillaries. Yet it is this five percent that is performing the ultimate function of the entire system, namely, the exchange of nutrients for the metabolic waste from the body. All other segments of the vascular tree only act to sub-serve the adequate blood flow and nutrient exchange through the capillaries.

Knowing the critical importance of both proper digestion and capillary assimilation<br />of nutrients has led to extensive research into the science of circulatory health that is still ongoing. This research led to the inclusion of Masquelier’s® OPC in specific Vidazorb® formulations for maximum efficacy in a stable, chewable tablet. We urge you to include Vidazorb® +OPC and Vidazorb® SuperC in your personal health plan. Your body will thank you.


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