About This Product


Phytochemicals(phyto means of plant) including vitamins are contained in various amount in all plant foods and are an integral part of human diet. The phytochemicals are responsible for the health benefits that are ascribed to plant foods. They exert their effects by acting on the physiological processes within our body. Traditional Chinese medicine utilizes the physiological activities of phytochemicals for medicinal purposes. 

At least some of the physiological activities of phytochemicals are simultaneously exerted at the level of gene transcription and last very long. Since these changes at the gene level are likely repeatedly reinforced by a person's eating habit, what we call constitution may be thought of as in part the product of what we eat. This coincides with the way Chinese medicine works, namely through gradual alteration of a person’s constitution. 

A large particularly important group within the phytochemicals is polyphenolic compounds that possess more than one phenol in their molecular structure. Interest in this group has been rising, stimulated by their health benefits that are believed to arise mainly from their antioxidant activities.

Oxytamin is a concentrate form of proanthocyanidins, a group of polyphenols, extracted from grape seeds and green tea leaves. Proanthocyanidins are found in many of our daily plant foods such as berries (blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries etc.), plums, beans (pinto, red kidney, azuki etc.), nuts (hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds etc.), grapes, apples, egg plants, barley, tea, red wine, cinnamon, and cocoa beans (chocolate). There are quite a few more vegetables and fruits that contain this substance to some extent. 

This product is a supplement to a diet and by no means a medicine or a substitute for foods. For the diet that lacks vegetables and/or fruits, or unbalanced within vegetables/fruits, the product can be used to supplement it. It is also suitable for those who want the health benefits of fruits, chocolate or red wine but not calories associated with them.

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