What is Grape Seed Extract?

Category: Supplements

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Grape Seed Extract is derived from oil that comes from ground red wine grapes. The extract contains proanthocyanidin which has antioxidant activities. Proanthocyanidins have also been shown to reduce cholesterol in patients with high cholesterol.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 15 5
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 9 4
Pain 5 0
Support circulatory health 2 0
Doctor recommendation 1 0
Hypertension 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Grape Seed Extract

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Grape Seed Extract

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 4
2 other daily 1
380 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Grape Seed Extract

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 3
Other 3
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Duration

Currently taking Grape Seed Extract

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Grape Seed Extract

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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4 patient evaluations for Grape Seed Extract

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darinmnj
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darinmnj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Jun 10, 2012 (Started Feb 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
cinéphile 94
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cinéphile 94
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Jan 28, 2012 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to stop to make room for others antioxydants

  • 0 helpful marks
speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Sep 2, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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