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leonak 04-23-2013 06:40 PM

Grape Seed Extract!
Is grape seed extract the same as reversatrol that is talked about so much and does it work and what does it do??

Yennie 04-23-2013 07:43 PM

No, they are not the same. Grape seed extracts contain vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid and a few other minor compounds. While beneficial, the way that GSE is made is as a by-product when the polyphenols are extracted for commercial and research properties. Polyphenol = resveratrol.
Depending on the GSE, there is likely little to no resveratrol in it because they can make way more money extracting it and selling it separately.
Much like glycerin is a natural by-product of soap making but is much too valuable to be left in soap. So it is extracted commercially and sold to industry, unless you're paying a premium for soap with glycerin added back in.
The higher quality GSEs might leave the polyphenols in but I'm guessing they will cost way more.
There are some purported health benefits to GSEs, even without the polyphenols.

adillenal 04-23-2013 08:44 PM

:up:True on the glycerin so buy handcrafted soap since us small soap makers can't remove the glycerin since it is an involved process. Shameless plug for handcrafted soap. I could not resist. Oh and goat milk soap is even better.:D

Yennie 04-23-2013 08:52 PM

Lol, Adi, I used to make soap all the time (which is why I know that), almost always goats milk soap. I haven't in a while because I'm looking for a source of goats milk now that we've moved. I don't have goaties anymore :(

leonak 04-24-2013 08:36 AM


Thanks for all the info!

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Librarygirl 04-24-2013 04:36 PM

Just eat the seeds when you eat grapes! Also, drink wine. :D

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