Researchers agree that the strong antioxidants found in Muscadine grape seeds and skins increase collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks. When applied topically to the skin or taken via supplement, Muscadine grape seeds and skins promote healthy, youthful looking skin, as well as improves the skin’s overall elasticity and smoothness.
Free radicals are unstable atoms with unpaired electrons, that can damage cells, causing illness and aging. Free radicals can break down healthy human tissues in a process called oxidation. As the body ages, it loses its ability to fight the effects of free radicals resulting in more free radicals, more oxidative stress, and more damage to cells.
As the name implies, antioxidants are molecules that counteract the damaging process of oxidation. Antioxidants can safely interact with free radicals and can help by terminating the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.
There are thousands of antioxidants that can be found in the fruits and vegetables we eat, some more than others, but no single antioxidant can combat the effects of every free radical. Different antioxidants help with different areas of the body to help repair or prevent cell damage.
North Carolina’s state fruit!
Native to the southeastern United States, Muscadine Grapes (vitis rotundifolia) aren’t the grapes you typically see at the grocery store.
Long before the first European settlers stepped foot into the New World, the Muscadine grape was growing wild in the wooded-areas of what would become known as the southeastern United States. These powerful little berries thrived in the harsh winters and blazing hot summers without the interference or aid of the outside world.