Grape seed extract is taken from the small seeds
Grape seek extract is used in Europe for the treatment of many different illnesses including symptoms associated with diabetes as well as leg cramps, varicose veins, arm and leg numbness, impotence and macular degeneration as well as cataracts. Other benefits of grape seed extract are in the areas of endometriosis, since the effects of this can be inhibited by the food supplement's ability to provide antioxidants that can also invade the membranes of the body. Endometriosis is a very common gynecological health problem, which is believed to affect around one in ten women. The condition can cause considerable pain, although not everyone who suffers from endometriosis will be symptomatic. Symptoms of endometriosis include pelvic pain, abnormal menstruation cycles, and infertility. If you have endometrial tissue growing between the uterus and the rectum, symptoms can include pain during sex, pain with bowel movements (especially before a period) and pressure in the rectal area. Some women don't have any symptoms, but their doctors discover endometrial tissue growing where it shouldn't during a routine check, or a check for other conditions. Many women report improvement in the severity of the symptoms of endometriosis after using grape seed extract. This effect may be related to the inhibition on detrimental inflammatory eicosanoids induced by grape seed extract. Endometriosis is primarily affected by the release of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, may benefit from the extract's ability to block the release of this pain and inflammation causing chemical. Grape seed extract effectively penetrates cell membranes throughout the body with its antioxidant properties. It can even cross into the brain (traversing the blood-brain barrier) to protect brain cells from free-radical damage. Endometriosis treatment usually involves medication or surgical intervention. The severity of the symptoms will determine the treatment approach. Although earlier studies in women were conflicting, there is increasing evidence that chronic exposure to the environmental chemicals dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls is associated with an increased prevalence and severity of endometriosis. One way to reduce intake of these chemicals is to cut back on animal fat, especially high-fat dairy, red meat, and fish. Also avoid processed and packaged foods. These types of foods contain no enzymes, are hard to digest, and cause toxic substances to form in the colon and bloodstream.