Antioxidant FAQ

Most frequently asked questions about the powerful antioxidant properties of grapeseed extract.

What's the most important nutrient?

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are any substances or biochemicals that slow down oxidation processes and neutralize the harmful molecules in our bodies known as free radicals.

Free radicals are produced during normal metabolism and cell function. They are absorbed by the body in the form of pollutants in our air, water and food, and have the ability to oxidize and damage our body's cells.

Antioxidants are substances and biochemicals that neutralize these harmful free radicals and help to slow down the oxidation process.

While our bodies can manufacture its own antioxidants, we also acquire many of the antioxidants that we need from our food or supplements.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are what are called unstable molecules. They are unstable because in their outer electron spheres, they have an unpaired electron and are therefore reactive.

That's the more scientific explanation.

The simpler explanation is that free radicals are the by-products of metabolism as well as other natural biological processes. These by-products, if not neutralized naturally have been linked with many degenerative processes and diseases such as:

  • Aging
  • Various Cancers
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Cataracts

What's grape seed husk extract?

Grapes have been shown to contain a range of healthy components, and interest has peaked on the health benefits attributed to antioxidants in grapes.

Most of the antioxidants in grapes are found in the seeds and are concentrated in the seed husk.

The components of the grape seed husk, including the antioxidants, can be extracted, concentrated and dried to a powder. The resulting product is commonly referred to as grape seed husk extract.

An agreement with New Zealand's largest winery assures an uninterrupted supply of grape seed husk extract as MOXXOR grows.

What is the level of antioxidants in the grape seed husk extract?

MOXXOR's Grape Seed Husk Extract is one of the most active plant extracts available, with more than eight times greater antioxidant levels than an equivalent amount of Vitamin C.

What are the antioxidants in a Grape Seed Husk Extract?

The antioxidants in grape seed husk extract are of a type called polyphenols and also include OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) and epicatechin.

What’s the correlation of grape seed husk extract and antioxidants and why only in New Zealand?

The antioxidant found in Moxxor comes from the New Zealand's award winning Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from the center of New Zealand where the unique atmospheric conditions cause the seed to have greater levels of super antioxidant OPC (oligomeric procyanidin compounds) than any known fruit or berry, and are free from genetically modified material, heavy metals, arsenic and pesticides.

Our grape seed husk extract is manufactured using a simple and natural process based on an all-natural pure water extraction process, and is then freeze dried.

The combination of a natural process and careful preservation of the resulting extract maximizes the antioxidant activity.

What makes these grapes the best in the world?

Grapes grown in Marlborough, New Zealand, particularly the Sauvignon Blanc variety, produce world class, award-winning wines.

Most of theses grapes are grown under a Sustainable Viticulture Program that ensures the long term viability of the wine industry with minimal impact on the environment.

This program ensures the traceability of the grapes from the vineyard through the wine making process, a minimum of agrochemical use during growing, and the guarantee that no spray residue is present on the grapes prior to harvest.

It is from these seeds that Oxifend® Vinanza is produced.

The way that the grapes are grown and the cleanliness and purity of the environment in which they are grown means that the grapes produce very high levels of natural antioxidants.

In fact, New Zealand's Sauvignon Blanc grape seeds contain some of the highest levels of grape seed antioxidants in the world, amounting to between 9 and 12 % of the dry weight of the seed.

What is the method of production of the grape seed extract?

MOXXOR's grape seed husk extract is produced by extracting the antioxidants from the seeds using an all-natural pure water extraction process, concentrating the antioxidant compounds into a powder form.

This process is 100% natural and uses no chemicals or artificial additives.

What does grape seed husk extract look like?

Grapeseed Extract

What’s the stability of the Grape Seed Husk Extract?

MOXXOR Grape Seed Husk Extract is highly stable, and in powder form remains stable for up to two years.

Is there a catalyst in this Grape Seed Husk Extract which makes it unique antioxidant

The AquaPure® method of manufacture ensures that the antioxidant compounds in MOXXOR's Grape Seed Husk Extract are a mix of OPCs and epicatechin in proportions similar to those found naturally in grape seeds.

This combination of antioxidants means that the extract has a very high antioxidant level.

What is a Sustainable Viticulture Program?

New Zealand has long been famed for its stunning unspoilt landscape.

New Zealand's small population, isolated location and agricultural economy have earned the country a "clean, green" image.

New Zealand grape growers and winemakers ensure the stability of the ecosphere by protecting the environmental integrity of their wine production.

To this end, a pioneering set of industry standards have been developed known as Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ).

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand provides the framework for companies to work toward increasingly improving all aspects of their performance in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability in both the vineyard and the winery.

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