Whole grapes have been a dietary staple among the cultures of central Europe, Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East for thousands of years. It was not until the 1970s, however, that the true health benefits of the grape would be realized. In 1970, the American Cancer Society became the first organization to successfully extract Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes (OPCs) from the seed of the fruit. Following the discovery of OPCs, Grape Seed Extract (GSE) has become one of the best-researched sources of antioxidants, vitamin E, and flavonoids that drive holistic health and wellness.
When it comes to nutrition, few plants offer more value than the coconut. Tropical island communities have long relied on the coconut as a primary source of life-sustaining meat, juice, and oil. Dependence on the coconut is still common, and an estimated 30% of the world population still relies on this power food for some form cosmetic or holistic sustenance.