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With our modern life-styles, our bodies are constantly managing a barrage of stress, food additives, cellular aging, microbial contamination (bacterial and viral), environmental toxins including the daily exposure to airborne particulate matter from diesel and petrol fumes and more. The ingredients in OProcyn provide support for our immune and detoxification systems in addition to slowing or inhibiting the cellular aging processes, making it a core supplement for the health and well-being of anyone seeking to optimize the health of themselves and their family.

The unique combination and potency of the ingredients brought together in OProCyn not only act as potent antioxidants, but also promote your body’s production of its OWN (endogenous) natural antioxidants, bringing you the latest nutritional science for a multi-pronged approach to fighting the aging process. Epigenetics finely tunes gene expression at a functional level without modifying the DNA sequence, thereby contributing to the complexity of genomic regulation. Research shows that OProCyn’s ingredients can be key players in managing the way in which many of our genes function, both helping promote beneficial functions, while helping to inhibit non-beneficial ones through epigenetic modulation. In addition evidence is accumulating to suggest the role of OPC’s and resveratrol from grape skin extract in stimulating adult stem cells. For example, Satellite Cells (SCs) are adult muscle stem cells that are important for skeletal postnatal muscle growth, homeostasis and repair. Recent studies show activation of adult muscle stems cells in an animal model of muscle injury and regeneration with the use of grape seed derived oligomeric proanthocyanidins, enabling faster muscle repair following injury. PMID 20726992,22033514,

Free radicals, in their broadest sense (often referred to as radicals) are atoms, molecules, or ions with unpaired electrons. These free radicals always seek to stabilize themselves by stealing electrons from neighboring stable molecules, thus turning them into free radicals. It is important to note that not all free radicals are bad for the body. To the contrary, they are a necessary part of our biological systems.

The problem arises when conditions are created in the body where a great excess of free radicals are produced, eventually breaking down cellular membranes of healthy cells and damaging their fragile contents. If enough undesirable free radicals are created (through aging, the environment, unhealthy foods, etc.), this starts chain reactions of “electron theft” and uncontrolled creation of free radicals, leading to cellular damage. Scientists refer to this process as oxidation, and the cellular damage it causes is known as oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals are inadequately neutralized by the body’s antioxidant defense system, or when the “oxidants” overwhelm the “antioxidants.” It’s the same sort of reaction that takes place as metal rusts or as an apple turns brown, only it is happening inside our bodies! Unchecked free radical damage can accelerate the aging of every system in our bodies, damaging our DNA and may even lead to cancer.
So, to recap, a little of this electron thievery can be okay, and even beneficial and necessary for intracellular signalling, but excessive free radicals can cause a lot of health problems, if not brought under control. This is where activation of the cellular defense (cytoprotective) pathway comes into effect from the polyphenol combination in OProCyn.

So what are some factors which lead to this excess of free radicals? Before modern times, the key contributors to an excess of free radicals were breathing, excessive exercise, aging and disease. Unfortunately, our modern way of life presents many more negative impacts toward this unhealthy excesses of free radicals in our bodies. The following factors deliver extra exposure to free radicals:
● Air and water pollution
● Food and beverage additives
● Chemical preservatives in our foods
● Excesses of sugar and processed carbohydrates in our diets
● Consuming excesses of the wrong types of fats and oils (such as omega-6 vegetable oils!)
● Household and industrial chemicals
● Unhealthy chemicals in most personal hygiene and beauty products
● Fungicides and herbicides in our food
● Excess UV rays
● GMO foods
● Unmanaged stress

Yes. OPCs (Oligomeric ProanthoCyanidins) have been researched and used for over 40 years throughout Europe. Extensive safety studies have been conducted, revealing no evidence for human toxicity or allergic reactions. OProCyn is free of harmful chemicals, preservatives, fillers and alcohol. OProCyn should be taken as directed.

Antioxidants are free radical scavengers that serve to terminate free radical chain reactions. In short, antioxidants clean up or neutralize free radicals within our bodies. Consequently, the oxygen free radicals become short lived and their numerous pathways of damaging the body can be minimized.

Generally, direct antioxidants, in acting as terminators to damaging free radicals, are chemically transformed after they perform their tasks as free radical scavengers. They basically lose their potency in giving their lives to protect us. Most antioxidant molecules (like Vitamin E or Vitamin C, for instance) can neutralize just one or a few free radicals. A rare few antioxidants such as OPCs can neutralize over a hundred free radicals per OPC molecule and even recharge other antioxidants (like Vitamin C and Vitamin E) in the body to go back in and fight again. The negative effects of an excess of free radicals impacts everyone. We all need this antioxidant protection. But research shows there is more to what the OPCs in OProCyn can do for you…

…Because OPC can behave as a direct antioxidant and an indirect antioxidant. The major beneficial effect of OPCs is the indirect antioxidant action which works through stimulation of the 250 or more genes involved in the production of an army of antioxidant enzymes which are capable of greater, longer term protection against environmental, viral and other toxic insults to the body. This is a big deal when it comes to anti-aging and your health. And along with certain lifestyle changes, OProCyn™ gives our bodies the ability to fight back.

Bioflavonoids are complex organic plant compounds. Plants and fruits differ in colors based on the specific bioflavonoids they contain. An ever-increasing number of clinical studies show how the bioflavonoids contained in the ingredients in OProCyn can proactively support your health.

This science-driven selection of high level of OPCs is unique to OProCyn. OProCyn contains the highest available purity and potency OPC ingredients from leading specialty research companies. This guarantees OProCyn’s quality. In addition to being powerful polyphenols, these individual OPCs have been shown to provide multiple, specific health benefits. OProCyn is also verified to be isotonic capable in its delivery system, which enables rapid and highly efficient absorption of the OPCs. With its foundation of exceptional, quality ingredients, OProCyn also has more active OPCs packed into a single serving than any other product on the market — in fact, OProCyn contains at least twice (2X) the level of OPCs per dose compared to the leading brands. The result is a high-potency, high-value formula that is designed for integrity-driven results.

Also, just because a nutrient is passing through the intestinal wall, does not guarantee that it can enter and benefit you on a cellular level – which is the important part! Because of the high quality of OPC ingredients used in OProCyn, our OPC ingredients contain the highest level of active, beneficial components (Oligomers and Monomers!) per dose of any OPC supplement on the market today – only these high levels can give you the cellular bioavailability to benefit your body. It is simply not enough to just be “isotonic.” The high level of active components must also be in there!

We proudly give you this information on our ingredients, because you deserve to know. If your supplement provider does not give you this information, maybe you should ask why they do not.

Yes, it is possible to take too many antioxidants, especially taking too much of a single type of antioxidant such as vitamin E or C. An excessive amount of a single antioxidants can actually cause pro-oxidation or cause creation of an excess of free radicals. As in everything, moderation is a good guide. There is less chance of pro-oxidation with OProCyn because the ingredients contain many different forms of antioxidants which have different properties and functions as opposed to a heavy dose of a single type of antioxidant. And with the barrage of chemicals, toxins, unhealthy foods and stress in our modern lives, almost everyone is challenged by an unhealthy excess of free radicals. To gain maximum benefit, simply follow the directions on the product label or take as guided by your health professional.

Yes, we are regulated by the FDA in that we must comply with FDA-mandated manufacturing standards. In addition, all of our product labels and all of our literature must comply with FDA regulations. OproCyn is made in the USA at a Natural Products Association GMP-certified Manufacturer, meeting the highest standards for supplement manufacturing.

Secondly, the actual contents of nutritional supplements on the market are not approved by the FDA because the FDA does not “approve” nutritional supplements – this is under the jurisdiction of the USDA. Under federal law, the FDA only approves pharmaceutical products, and nutritional supplements are categorized by federal law as food, and not as pharmaceuticals. The FDA is not required to “approve” supplements. But the FDA does inspect our manufacturing facility regularly – every other year – and it is because we successfully meet or exceed the FDA’s manufacturing standards that we maintain continued certifications of compliance.

Only the highest quality, standardized ingredients deliver the results reported in the scientific literature. With our commitment to sourcing French grown and purified OPCs (the source of the world’s highest quality OPC ingredients), we diligently select our ingredients to maximize their effectiveness in our products. Regardless of country-of-origin, every lot we receive is tested for identification, purity and quality. By focusing on the quality of each ingredient, we ensure not only the purity of the active form of the ingredients, but we also assure that we include the right levels as proven in the scientific literature.
Many companies cite the results in the scientific literature, and say they that their products contain the active ingredient(s) even though their active ingredients do NOT meet the levels cited in the research they cite on their website. Companies who compromise quality may improve their profit margin but end up compromising results and misleading consumers by implying that “it’s in there.” All of our products are formulated to meet or exceed levels based upon the scientific literature and are manufactured with the quality required to ensure those results. This commitment is why we started Advanced Functional Nutrition in the first place. We, along with all consumers, need products we can trust for ourselves and our families.

Since some of our ingredients are difficult to source and in some cases exclusive to Advanced Functional Nutrition, we do not provide the identity of our ingredient suppliers unless we have proprietary arrangements for using patented, standardized ingredients. Any information not revealed on our website will be considered proprietary and respectfully held within the company.

The expiration date is clearly indicated on the bottom of the bottle. Please follow all instructions as indicated on the product label for proper storage, and use as instructed on the label or as advised by your health professional.

Ionizing radiation, extreme heat or humidity can damage just about any nutrient or botanical. It is highly recommended to keep your products in a cool, dry place away from direct light to optimize the shelf life of the products. It is especially necessary to keep all isotonic powder-based products well-sealed in a cool, dry place. With OproCyn, please do NOT store the scoop inside the container in between uses; please ensure to close the lid tightly.

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Because of OProCyn’s rapid absorbability and superior cellular bioavailability, the body gains benefit almost immediately. OProCyn delivers in two key ways:

1. When mixed with the designated amount of water, the liquid is “isotonic,” which means it duplicates the fluid environment in our cells and blood stream regarding pH, electrolytes, etc. When taken on an empty stomach, this isotonic balance minimizes the production of stomach acid and digestive enzymes which could degrade the nutrient value and enables the nutrients in OProCyn to enter the body easily and with a high level of potency and bioavailability.

2. Also, just because a nutrient is passing through the intestinal wall, does not guarantee that it can enter and benefit you on a cellular level – which is the important part! Because of the high quality of OPC ingredients used in OProCyn, our OPC ingredients contain the highest level of active, beneficial components (Oligomers and Monomers!) per dose of any OPC supplement on the market today – only these high levels can give you the cellular availability to benefit your body. It is simply not enough to just be “isotonic.” The high level of active, bioavailable components must also be in there.

We proudly give you this information on our ingredients, because you deserve to know. If your supplement provider does not give you this information, maybe you should ask why they do not.

Polyphenols are a very diverse and multi-functional group of active plant compounds (phytochemicals) with substantial health potential in many areas. OPCs (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins) are a powerful subset of these phytochemicals which are present in diverse plant sources and found in the highest concentrations in grape seed and pine bark extract. They are 20 times stronger than Vitamin C and 50 times stronger than Vitamin E as an antioxidant, but this action as a direct antioxidant is not the most important of their potential benefits. Their ability to modulate intracellular signaling pathways throughout the body is one of their most important functions and is being heavily researched. In addition, through the activation of Nrf2, the “cellular master regulator,”they have diverse actions on metabolic, immune and cellular-protective pathways in the body and help to re-establish signaling pathways to aid in healthy cellular and tissue function.

The most valuable OPC ingredients known are extracts of French Maritime Pine Bark, Grape Seeds and Red Grapes (our Red Grape Extract does not come from wine and is never fermented). In addition, Bilberry extract (containing potent anthocyanins) and Citrus Bioflavonoids provide two more powerful plant-extracted polyphenols. that add even more power and protective properties. OProCyn has combined high-quality sources of all of these ingredients into a synergistic combination and is isotonically delivered for better absorption….giving you unprecedented potency-per-dose in our OProCyn™ High Potency OPC Formula –making it the most powerful isotonic OPC supplement on the market today.

A Note on Quality! — As we will describe later, the QUALITY of the OPCs you buy is everything! Only high quality and purity OPC ingredients like those used in OProCyn can give you the amazing benefits of OPCs that everyone is talking about. The scientific literature is very clear on this point!

OProCyn High-Potency OPC Formula contains twice (2X) the level of active OPC ingredients of any supplement in the market. The unique combination and potency of the ingredients brought together in OProCyn not only act as potent antioxidants, but also promote your body’s production of its OWN (endogenous) natural antioxidants, bringing you the latest nutritional science for a multi-pronged approach to fighting the aging process. Research shows that OProCyn’s ingredients are key players in managing the way in which many of our genes function, both helping promote beneficial functions, while helping to inhibit non-beneficial ones.

Each dose of OProCyn High-Potency OPC Formula contains the highest level of OPCs of any nutritional supplement on the market today. OPCs are among the most valuable constituents of a healthy human diet. These ingredients are combined with carefully balanced quantities of potassium and other natural components, which together set up our pH-balanced, isotonic delivery system in order to bring you superior absorption when taken as directed on an empty stomach.
Top 10 OProCyn Health
Through extensive research, the ingredients in OProCyn ingredients have been scientifically demonstrated to benefit the following health areas:

1. Skin Health:
Antiaging: Protect Skin from Oxygen Radical Damages for Younger-Looking Skin and support of Collagen and Elastin Structure
2. Cardiovascular Health:
Healthy Platelet Aggregation, Healthy Circulation, Vascular Health, Maintaining Normal Blood Pressure Level
3. Body Weight Management for Slimming and fat loss
4. Diabetic Support:
Supporting Normal Blood Sugar Levels and Capillary Microcirculation
5. Optimized Immune Support:
Supports Sinus Health (Allergy) and Helping Prevent Inflammation
6. Supporting Healthy Bone Structure and Joints
7. Dental and Periodontal (Gum) Health
8. Vision Support
9. Healthy Male Sexual Function and Sperm Health
10. Menstrual and Menopause Support