Grape seed extract is made from the seeds of the common grape, known botanically as vitis vinefera. Grapes, grape juice and red wine are all well-publicized for their numerous health benefits. But the benefits of grape seeds are said to surpass those of the grapes themselves, particularly for the highly potent antioxidants called bioflavonoids they contain. Grape seed extract is quickly becoming one of the most popular super foods. Grape seeds contain polyphenols which are said to fight against carcinogens, allergens, microbes, viruses and most notably cellular breakdown. As a result, grape seed extract has gained attention for its potential to counteract aging, cancer and heart disease. Some users claim that grape seed extract is beneficial in promoting healthy skin, teeth, bones and hair and that it can protect against sun damage. Other claims indicate that grape seed extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory and that it may be beneficial for arthritis sufferers. Grape seeds also contain reservatrol, which itself has been praised as a powerful antioxidant and rejuvenation supplement. This is a 95% pure soluble powdered extract.