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Nutrition Industry Executive, November 2009

A Clear Vision of Ocular Health

i.BioCeuticals, Inc. (Orleans, MA) is most known for its Masquelier's OPCs, which Linda Sparrow, the company's Marketing Director, pointed out provide a full-spectrum of benefits to the eye. "Masquelier's OPCs supports anti-aging; supports leakage and nutrient delivery to the eyes; responds positively to reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy and other ophthalmic abnormalities, " she said. "More specifically, Masquelier's OPCs strengthens the essential micro-capillaries improving microcirculation in the eyes, and prevents capillary leakage."

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Taste For Life, June 2009

A Phytonutrient That My Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S., accounting for 40 percent of all deaths in the country. MASQUELIER'S OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins), named after the French scientist Dr. Jack Masquelier, who discovered OPCs in 1948, is known as the "vitamin for the cardiovascular system" for its physiological effects that support healthy heart and blood vessels. The beneficial effects of MASQUELIER'S OPCs on the cardivascular system have been demonstrated throughout 60 years of ongoing scientific research and clinical studies.

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Taste For Life, November 2009

Protection Against Causes of Aging Skin

Collagen and elastin are proteins found in the inner layer of our skin called the dermis. The dermis also contains the blood vessels that feed nutrients to the skin. Collagen is the key structural protein providing integrity and strength to the skin, while the elastin protein provides elasticity. As a person ages, collage and elastin levels decrease, and blood vessels degrade. This contributes to the unfortunate signs of aging, including thinning, dehydration, sagging and wrinkling of the skin.

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Nutraceutical World, March 2009

Company Capabilities

Since 1948, when Dr. Masquelier first discovered OPCs, a substantial body of clinical science has been performed. Based on Dr. Masquelier’s pioneering and innovative role in the isolation, identification and therapeutic applications of OPCs, two French medicines were approved, known to exert intense vasoprotective effects, as well as the protection and renewal of collagen throughout the body.

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Functional Ingredients, October 2008

Branded Ingredient Profiles

The story of Masquelier’s discovery of OPCs and the subsequent decades of ongoing research is the important component that sheds light on the “grape seed extract” and “pine bark extract” categories of products. In a marketplace of generically identified plant extracts, the Masquelier name represents solid scientific research, clinical studies, rigorous quality-control and comprehensive identity testing that ensures quality, consistency in composition and the known health benefits that impact the vital functioning of the whole body.

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Nutrition Industry Executive, September 2007

Barking Up The Right Tree (or Vine) With OPCs

Biochemist Albert Szent-Györgyi carried out pioneering work in flavonoids and vitamin C, earning him the Nobel Prize in 1937. Szent-Györgyi, who worked with vitamin C extracted from lemons, was said to have discovered flavonoids after helping a friend with bleeding gums. Szent-Györgyi understood that it was not the vitamin C but something else in the lemon extract that was providing a healing benefit. He then went on to isolate flavonoids, a group of compounds he called “vitamin P” because of its ability to lower the permeability (increase the strength and integrity) of blood vessels.

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