Muscadine Grapes: Your Key to a Healthy New Year

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The secret to a healthy New Year may lie in the powerful, tiny seeds of Muscadine Grapes. Nature's Pearl Grape Seed Supplements have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and a unique combination of other healthy compounds found only in Muscadine Grape Seeds for wide-ranging benefits.

Every year, thousands of people make a New Year's resolution to get healthy in some way. Gym memberships spike, and while diet and exercise are important for one's health, there is actually an all-natural product that can help with a number of health conditions, including disease prevention. Nature's Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement (http://www.naturespearlproducts.com) takes the most potent, healthful part of the muscadine grape -- the seed -- and puts it into capsules that everyone can benefit from and afford.

For many people, the number one goal is to lose weight. Nature's Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement promotes healthy cardiovascular performance which will benefit those taking up activities like jogging, biking or swimming to help shed the pounds. Quercetin, a specific type of antioxidant found in muscadines, has been shown to help maintain mental performance in individuals under extreme physical stress*. Antioxidants found in muscadines can also help protect cells and muscles from damage caused by free radicals as a result from intensive exercise.

Aside from weight loss, Nature's Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement also supports heart health by lowering "bad" (LDL, or Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. One study found that resveratrol consumption from muscadine grapes reduced LDL cholesterol and produced a healthier ratio of good to bad cholesterol -- averaging a 10 percent reduction in LDL levels.** With heart disease being the number one killer among adults over the age of forty, many people can greatly benefit from the properties of muscadine grapes.

It seems every day there is a new study released about the food we need to consume to prevent diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The unique combination of phytochemicals found in muscadine grape seeds helps to address some of these issues for both men and women, especially when it seems almost impossible to fit all we need to eat into our diets. Men and women also have some different concerns when it comes to their health. Men, for example, might be interested to know that the muscadine grape has been proven to stop the growth of prostate cancer cells but not the growth of normal prostate cells, according to a recent laboratory study by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on a class of compounds called anthocyanins found in muscadine grape skins***.

Women, on the other hand, should know that while there is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer, research does show that muscadine grapes contain significant amounts of ellagic acid, a compound known to be chemopreventive, meaning it helps to prevent cancer from occurring, growing and metastasizing.

With about 10 times the antioxidants of blueberries and cranberries, significantly more antioxidants than goji berries****, 40 times the resveratrol of regular grapes, and unique combinations of other phenolic compounds, Nature's Pearl™ muscadine grapes are one of nature's most powerful foods. They also contain high amounts of resveratrol -- the polyphenol in red wine -- and very high amounts of antioxidants, but also anti-inflammatory compounds and combinations of over 100 nutraceuticals simply not found anywhere else, including ellagic acid, quercetin and OPCs (oligmeric proanthocyanidins).

"So many people will make a resolution to get healthy in the new year, said Sandra Bass, vice president of business development for Nature's Pearl. "What we're doing now is educating consumers -- especially those who have never heard of muscadines -- about their superior nutraceutical power that far exceeds other grapes and healthy foods. From diabetes and cholesterol, to better memory and even skin and nails, Nature's Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement has so many health benefits that can help everyone keep their New Year's resolution."

Nature's Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement provides support for healthy hearts, joints, blood sugar, cholesterol, brain function, cell function, immunity and sexual function, and address a wide range of issues such as headaches, PSA levels (or prostate-specific antigens, an indicator of prostate cancer) anti-aging, fatigue, menopause and more.

Nature's Pearl™ is working with researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., to conduct a series of human clinical trials on Nature's Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Seeds, evaluating the potential health benefits. The results of the impact on heart health will be released in early 2008. A second, longer-term human clinical trial is slated to begin in January 2008 and will focus on PSA levels in men.    

Where To Buy
Nature's Pearl Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement is available nationwide in drug, grocery, natural food and other stores. Suggested retail price is approximately $29.99 for 60-count, 650 mg. capsules, which is a one-month supply.

To find a local retailer, visit http://www.naturespearlproducts.com.

About Nature's Pearl Corporation
Nature's Pearl Corporation, founded in 2005 in Advance, N.C., is the leader in the premium muscadine grape neutraceuticals industry, offering consumers worldwide high quality, healthy muscadine grape-based products. In addition to Nature's Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Seed Supplements, the company also manufactures and markets Natures Pearl™ Muscadine Grape Juice in red and white varieties and 100 percent premium Nature's Pearl Muscadine Grape Jelly. Future muscadine products in development may include anti-aging cosmeceutical creams and lotions, energy and snack bars, single-serve juices, and cooking and salad oils. President and CEO Jerry W. Smith, also founder of Le Bleu Corporation (http://www.lebleu.com), established the company after two years of research with muscadine grape growers and scientists. Nature's Pearl is working with researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine to conduct studies and human clinical trials on the potential health benefits of muscadine grapes. http://www.naturespearlproducts.com

*Life Extentsion, online update, February 13, 2007
**BJ Ector, JB Magee, CP Hegwood and MJ Coign "Resveratrol Concentration in Muscadine Berries, Juice, Pomace, Seeds and Wines," in Am.J.Enol.Vitic. 47:1:57-62, 1996
***Cancer Research, September 1, 2007, http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/aug2007/nc1-31.htm
****Brunswick Laboratories Oxygen Radical Absorbing Capacity (ORAC) scale

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