Improve Collagen and Circulation Throughout Your Body and Brain
Flavay® is the name you can trust for the precisely-defined small-cluster active principles perfected, patented and manufactured in France since 1950.
THE ORIGINAL Small-Cluster Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins Complex extracted from French Maritime Pine Bark Extract and Vitis Vinifera Grape Seed
Clinically Proven Since 1947
Awarded U.S. and International Patents Since 1948
Proven Safe and Effective by Human Studies and Used Worldwide Since 1950
The highly-defined proanthocyanidin complexes in Flavay® have been subject to intensive biological, toxicological, pharmacological and analytical research—and approved in Europe for over-the-counter medicines for venous insufficiency (for making vessels stronger and more elastic).
Flavay® is formulated to remove the large-clusters of proanthocyanidins and to include only the smallest clusters of proanthocyanidins. The oligomeric (small-cluster) proanthocyanidins (OPCs) in Flavay® are organic clusters of dimers (2), trimers (3), tetramers (4) and pentamers (5) —and no larger.
The Complex Structure of Proanthocyanidins
Unlike single nutrients such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol), proanthocyanidins are very complex and require specialized knowledge and technology in order to be accurately identified and quantified.
Flavay® is THE ORIGINAL small-cluster complex. With more than 65 years of scientific research, patents and clinical studies, rigorous manufacturing controls and comprehensive identity-testing to safeguard quality and consistency, Flavay® is the name you can trust for THE ORIGINAL oligomeric (small-cluster) proanthocyanidins (OPCs) complex which has been continuously manufactured in France since 1950.
Clusters of proanthocyanidins must have a certain molecular size to be effective.
Large clusters of 6-or-more proanthocyanidins are non-nutritive and cannot pass the intestinal tract into the blood, they are too large to fit between collagen fibrils and unable to repair decayed collagen.
Large-clusters (6-or-more) of proanthocyanidins are non-nutritive and can be unhealthy.
All proanthocyanidins show an affinity for proteins. But large-clusters are so powerful that they “crush” where the small-clusters gently stay in check with the delicacy of the tissues they protect.
Large-clusters are known as “tannins” and were used for tanning leather before natural tanning materials were replaced by chemicals.
Flavay® isolates and removes the large-clusters and includes only small-clusters (2-5) of proanthocyanidins.
Flavay® is formulated to remove the large-clusters and to include only the small organic clusters of dimers (2), trimers (3), tetramers (4) and pentamers (5)—and no larger. *
Flavay® also retains small amounts of other substances called organic acids, including caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, fumaric acid, gallic acid, vanillic acid, ferulic acid, resveratrol and related substances. These “minor” organic acids make a significant and positive contribution to the beneficial effects of Flavay®.
Flavay® has withstood the test of time. After more than 65 years of human use, no adverse effects have been observed. Furthermore, intensive biological, toxicological, pharmacological and analytical research was conducted for the purpose of registration as a medicine in France and other countries in Europe. Flavay® was clinically tested, in particular for all sorts of symptoms related to venolymphatic insufficiencies. The spin-off is a goldmine of data.
The rigorous testing to meet the standards required by the health ministries of France, Germany, and other European countries demonstrates that Flavay® is fully bioavailable, nontoxic, nonallergenic, noncarcinogenic, nonmutagenic, will not cause birth defects and completely safe. (1,90-94)