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Super Antioxidant Protection for your body!

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Proanthenols: Who needs Antioxidants

Proanthenols super antioxidants protect your body against free radical attacks.  Cigarette smoke, air pollution, alcohol, drugs, radiation from televisions and computers, chemicals and a busy life generate free radicals, which cause “oxidative stress”. Free radicals attack all your vital cellular structures, such as cell membranes, DNA, and stimulate processes that have been linked to accelerated cellular aging.

As an antioxidant, Proanthenols, a blend of special bioflavonoids, reduces free radical-caused tissue damage many times more effectively than vitamin E, potentiates the health-giving effects of vitamin C, and protects brain and nerve tissue with its nearly unique ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier.

It also reduces inflammation and improves circulation, both relieving the distresses of arthritis, diabetes and stroke and promoting prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

And its ability to bond to collagen promotes renewed youthfulness, flexibility and body integrity even allowing it to function as an "oral cosmetic."

An antioxidant’s job is to neutralize the free radical cells thus protecting the cells in our body from accelerated aging. By neutralizing the free radicals, these once free radical cells are able to assist with nutritional distribution, proper circulation and overall better health. To further increase your antioxidant intake provided by Proanthenols, include Xtra Antioxidants in your daily supplemental regimen.

What's the source

Proanthenols is a product derived from the pine bark of a tree known as Pinus Pinaster. The active ingredients in proanthenols can also be extracted from other sources, including peanut skin, grape seed, and witch hazel bark.

Proanthenols is used as a support product in circulation problems, allergies, asthma, ringing in the ears, high blood pressure, muscle soreness, pain, osteoarthritis, diabetes, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a disease of the female reproductive system called endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, painful menstrual periods, erectile dysfunction (ED), and an eye disease called retinopathy.

It is also used as a support product for disorders of the heart and blood vessels, including stroke, heart disease, and varicose veins.

Proanthenols is also used as a support product to slow the aging process, maintain healthy skin, improve athletic endurance, and improve male fertility.

How does it work

Proanthenols contains substances that improve blood flow. It also stimulate the immune system and have antioxidant effects.

Why use Proanthenols 

Proanthenols is a super antioxidant which contains real antioxidant protection based upon 50+ years of research by Dr. Jack Masquelier and Berkem Laboratories in Southern France.  Proanthenols is best for overall nutritional support and protection! Proanthenols provide additional nutritional support to help maintain healthy elastin throughout your whole body. 

Elastin maintains the structural integrity, as well as elasticity of all tissues in your joints, blood vessels, skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even your heart.  Proanthenols are a powerful antioxidant designed to help support your health by protecting against free radicals that attack your cells. 

The main ingredient, Real OPCs, extracted from grape seeds and pine bark, provides superior antioxidant protection that is 50 times more powerful than vitamin E and 20 times more powerful than vitamin C. And, Proanthenols helps all other antioxidants (including vitamins C and E) work better! Real OPCs protect your cells against free radical attack and support the collagen structure of all the organs in your body.

It also protects brain and nerve tissue with its nearly unique ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier.  Proanthenols is definitely one of our most significant products.

It also reduces inflammation and improves circulation, both relieving the distresses of arthritis, diabetes and stroke and promoting prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

And its ability to bond to collagen promotes renewed youthfulness, flexibility and body integrity---- even allowing it to function as an "oral cosmetic." Click here to see more benefits on proanthenols.

Proanthenols contains the exclusive Real OPCs extracted by Berkem Laboratories from both grape seeds and pine bark as based on research by the late Dr. Jack Masquelier, Professor from the University of Bordeaux in Southern France.

He discovered this class of nutrients, which are known collectively as Oligomeric ProanthoCyanidins, in the late 1940’s. Continued research since then has resulted in this wonderful natural extract. The  Real OPCs in Proanthenols is 100% bioavailability and 100% residue-free.

Real OPCs Make The Difference

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Dr Jack Masquelier

It is important to understand the difference between  Real OPCs™ and ordinary grape seed extracts, which are often nothing more than ground-up or slightly extracted grape seeds. Independent laboratory tests have shown the Real OPCs extract in Proanthenols to be more reliable at neutralizing free radicals than other grape seed extracts.

OPCs are classed with the broad group of naturally occurring antioxidant substances found in plants known as polyphenolic flavonoids. Dr. Masquelier has shown that OPCs are present in literally hundreds of plants. However, two of the best sources are grape seeds and pine bark, from which OPCs are extracted. Berkem Laboratories in Southern France is the most knowledgeable and experienced company in the world that produces high-quality OPC extracts.

Berkem worked closely with the late Dr. Jack Masquelier for many years, perfecting the commercial extraction technique based on his scientific protocols over several decades. The resultant product contains the purest, most consistently reliable OPC available–the standard against which all others are compared.

Unfortunately, the terms “grape seed extract” and “pine bark extract” have generally been used by companies to make their products more marketable. One thing is certain, generic grape seed or pine bark extracts are not comparable to high-quality Real OPCs; these generic extracts are worlds apart from the composition of Real.  Click here to compare our OPC performance to others.

French Explorer Jacques Cartier

From a historical viewpoint, it is interesting to study the documents of Jacques Cartier, a French explorer whose crew were dying of scurvy in the winter of 1534-1535. Scurvy, a deficiency of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), occurs after several months without fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet.

The dying men drank a tea made from the needles and bark of pine trees and used the solid residue as a poultice placed over swollen joints. Incredibly the men who had been dying a short time before were led to complete recovery within a week of this incredible find.


In 1928, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi isolated Vitamin C. It helped prevent scurvy, but results were not consistent. He later isolated bioflavonoids, which he called Vitamin P. He blended the two together and called the mixture "citrine," which was more reliable but still inconsistent.

Then in 1947, Professor Dr. Jack Masquelier, working at the University of Bordeaux, isolated the first proanthocyanidins or OPC's ever identified. It shed light on the colorless OPC's that had a vascular protective effect greater than Szent-Gorgyi's citrin. OPC's were different than the bioflavonoids isolated earlier.

In 1948 and in 1951, Masquelier registered his first patents. In later patents, he described methods to obtain OPC's from grape seeds. Most importantly, his 1987 U.S. Patent No. 4,698,360 granted the exclusive right to use OPC's as antioxidants to protect the body "against the harmful biological effects of free radicals." Click here to order Proanthenols now.

Networking Antioxidants make the difference

Research by Dr. Masquelier and colleagues have shown that Real OPCs make vitamin C more effective, and can even substitute for its functions. The Real OPCs contained in Proanthenols provide 50 times the antioxidant protection of vitamin E and 20 times that of vitamin C.

Vascular Health

Vascular health has been shown to be supported by supplementation with OPCs. Actually, OPCs are unique among antioxidants, due to their complex mixture of different sized molecules (oligomers). This complex mixture enables them to function as an antioxidant network in-and-of themselves; they also protect other important antioxidant reserves in the body, such as glutathione and vitamin E.

Life Plus combines Real OPCs with a proprietary blend of bioflavonoids including citrus flavonoids, hesperidin, rutin, quercetin, and even vitamin C. Of course, we’ve included our exclusive PhytoZyme™ Base of concentrates from over 30 specially selected fruit, vegetable, and herbal concentrates to further enhance its benefits. Click here to order Proanthenols now.

Supports Collagen

In addition to antioxidant protection, Real OPCs also support collagen and help maintain elastin throughout your whole body. These two critical proteins are major components of all your connective tissues and organs. They are responsible for maintaining structural integrity as well as the elasticity of all the tissues throughout your body. This includes your joints, blood vessels, skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even your heart.

By maintaining healthy levels of structural collagen and elastin, your body is able to continue to function more efficiently and maintain its youthful strength and flexibility longer. The OPCs in Proanthenols actually attach to “reactive sites” on collagen molecules and protect them from free radical attack. This is one of the reasons they are so protective and so valuable for your circulatory system. Click here to order Proanthenols now.

Support Vision

Double blind studies have shown that OPCs actually strengthen capillaries (the tiniest of all blood vessels) while using as little as 100 mg per day.

A clinical study has also demonstrated that OPCs help to maintain and support visual performance in the dark and after exposure to glare in healthy people with normal vision. Research at Loma Linda University, which showed protective effects of OPCs on blood vessels in various experimental models, has also suggested that OPCs may play a role in helping to maintain healthy mental function as people age.

When you purchase Life Plus Proanthenols, you can rely on getting only the best Real OPCs that have been extracted by methods pioneered and developed by Dr. Masquelier, then refined and implemented by Berkem Laboratories.

Proanthenols are at the heart of the Life Plus Difference! Click here to order Proanthenols now.


Proanthenols reduces vascular fragility, to which diabetics are prone. Its protective effect on capillaries extends to the fragile capillaries of the eyes. the damage to the retina caused by the micro bleeding of the eye capillaries due to diabetes is one of the more common causes of blindness in adults.  Proanthenols can help support treatment for diabetic retinopathy.

The Benefits of Proanthocyanidins found in Proanthenols

  • Improves skin smoothness and elasticity.
  • Strengthens capillaries, arteries and veins.
  • Improves circulation and enhances cell vitality.
  • Reduces capillary fragility and improves resistance to bruising and strokes.
  • Reduces risk of phlebitis.
  • Reduces varicose veins.
  • Reduces edema and swelling of the legs.
  • Helps restless-leg syndrome.
  • Reduces diabetic retinopathy.
  • Improves visual acuity.
  • Helps improve sluggish memory.
  • Reduces the effects of stress.
  • Improves joint flexibility.
  • Fights inflammation in arthritis and sport injuries.

How Proanthenols Product Compares to Others

Some websites will tell you that you can get super antioxidants from fruits, vegetables spices, nuts and grains.  And they are correct but you will have to consume such a high volume of them in order to achieve the same levels of protection we are offering you in our product.  When it comes to nutritional supplements you want the product to be as fresh as possible to achieve the full effects of it.  Proanthenols are made within days not weeks or months.  We also offer you the purest form of super antioxidants protection on the market and of the highest standard possible set by the late Dr. Jack Masquelier.  Click here to order Proanthenols now.


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Here is what a few people had to say

"I started my mother on Proanthenols Bio-Complex two months ago. I told her just to try them. What did she have to lose? My wife and I take Proanthenols, yet I was surprised at the dramatic results my mother had. Thank you Life Plus."  K. C., Alabama

"I am 85 years old. Since 1948, I have been suffering with the pain, soreness, stiffness and swelling of many joints in my body. Diets and medications helped very little. Two months ago, I began taking Proanthenols Bio-Complex tablets. Now, I am almost free of all these discomforts. From this personal experience, I do highly praise and recommend the use of Proanthenols Bio-Complex by anyone who has arthritis."  M. C., Alabama

"I have had sporadic bouts of back pain for years. I thought I was going to have to go to a chiropractor or doctor to get something done about my back. I didn't want to take ibuprofen because of the side effects. Within a few hours of taking Proanthenols Bio-Complex, the pain in my back was better. Within a week, the pain was completely gone. I continue to take them every day. I'm now taking two Proanthenols tablets, and Micro-Mins every day, and I've noticed a considerable increase in energy."  B.R., Seattle, WA

Video Message Testimonials by Andrew Streat

How to use


  • For allergies: 50 mg twice daily.
  • For vision support: 100 -150 mg daily.
  • For asthma in children: 1 mg per pound of body weight given in two divided doses.
  • For poor circulation: 45 - 360 mg daily, or 50 -100 mg three times daily.
  • For diseases of the retina, including those related to diabetes: 50 mg three times daily.
  • For mild high blood pressure: 200 mg of Proanthenols daily.
  • For improving exercise capacity in athletes: 200 mg daily.

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Ordering By Phone

Please use customer code: 371738  if it is your first order, and let the order clerk know it is your first order when calling Life Plus. Click here for further instructions on ordering Proanthenols.

Additional Product Options to ensure Better Health

Please note that drinking lots of water is vital to keeping your body and stomach in proper order.  It is recommended that an adult human should consume about 32 oz of water minimum per day.  Having a 8 oz glass of water 4 times a day is also the suggested method of doing it correctly.

Diet and exercise play an important role in maintaining healthy joints and muscles. Be sure to spend sufficient time warming up before your exercise routine and cooling down afterwards. Here are other products to consider:

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Daily Biobasics is a nutritional powerhouse that helps boost energy levels, promotes circulation which enriches brainpower, sustains calcium levels and provides your body the essential vitamins and minerals it needs on a daily basis.

Xtra Antioxidants contains many different synergistic antioxidant nutrients, including the basic vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potent extracts from certain plants rich in antioxidant compounds, such as polyphenols and flavonoids to provide a broad spectrum of antioxidants for optimal function of your body’s antioxidant network.

Once again, Proanthenols is a super antioxidant which contains real antioxidant protection based upon 50+ years of research by the late Dr. Jack Masquelier and Berkem Laboratories in Southern France.  Proanthenols is best for overall nutritional support and protection! Proanthenols provide additional nutritional support to help maintain healthy elastin throughout your whole body. Click here to order Proanthenols now.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, taking medicine or concern about the product effect on your body, please consult with your doctor first before taking any product listed.

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