Definition of Proanthocyanidin:

Also called procyanidin, it is a powerful antioxidant that chemically belongs to the class of bioflavonoids.  Grape seed extract, pine bark extract, as well as berries such as hawthorn berries, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries and, to a lesser extent, red wine, are natural sources.

Also: Proanthocyanidins

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Gout / Hyperuricemia

...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“...Cherries, hawthorn berries, blueberries, and other dark red-blue berries are rich sources of anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins.  These compounds are flavonoid molecules that give these fruits their deep red-blue color, and are remarkable in their ability to prevent collagen destruction.”

Grape Seed Extract a treatment
“With high levels of oligomeric proanthocyanidin, which is 50 times more potent than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C, grape seed extract is an antioxidant and free-radical scavenger par excellence...”
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Hawthorn Berry Extract a treatment
“...A number of other compounds are also found in hawthorn such as proanthocyanidins, various vitamins and minerals, fructose, beta-sitosterol, xanthine derivatives and more...”

Parkinson's Disease

...recommendation Grape Seed Extract
“Flavonoids, and in particular the proanthocyanidins (grape seed and pine bark extracts) should also be excellent candidates as Parkinson's disease preventers and retarders...”
...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“Other antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) and proanthocyanidins may be equally or more effective than vitamins C and E...”
...recommendation Broad Beans
“...A 100gm serving of broad beans (including the pods) provides about 250mg of l-dopa and in addition a significant amount of proanthocyanidins.  The broad beans remain effective even if canned or frozen, but should always be consumed whole as the pod has been found to have the highest concentration of l-dopa...”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...The anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins should be supplemented as they are the strongest acting of the flavonoids...”
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