ADVANCE, N.C., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Pearl(TM) Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement (www.naturespearlproducts.com) is rolling out nationwide, bringing Nature's #1 Source of Antioxidants(TM) to the masses for the first time, along with a combination of nutraceutical values found only in Muscadine grapes. With distribution growing rapidly in drug, grocery, health, natural foods, and other retail channels and online, Nature's Pearl is making possible widespread access to the health benefits of Muscadine grapes, concentrated primarily in the seeds. The flagship product is now available in 650 mg. capsules containing pure, premium Muscadine grape seeds without fillers or preservatives. Typically found in the southeastern United States, Muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia) are dubbed "The Smarter Grape(TM)" because they have two more chromosomes than other grapes (Vitis vinifera), which enables a broader range of health benefits. Muscadine grape seeds contain over 100 powerful phenolic compounds that are used to support healthy hearts, joints, blood sugar, brain function, cell function, immunity and sexual function, and address a wide range of issues such as headaches, anti-aging, fatigue, menopause and more. Muscadine grape seeds contain up to 10 times the antioxidant value of other high-antioxidant foods such as blueberries and cranberries. Compared to other grape seeds, Muscadine grape seeds have 40 times the antioxidants and more Resveratrol - the polyphenol found in red wine and proven to benefit cardiovascular health, blood sugar levels and the aging process, among other health issues. In addition, Muscadine grapes offer a unique combination of phytochemicals and phenolic compounds not found in other grapes, fruits or vegetables, such as Resveratrol, Ellagic Acid, OPCs, and Quercetin. "At Nature's Pearl, our goal is to bring the health benefits of Muscadine grapes to everyone," said Sandra Bass, vice president of business development. "Muscadine grapes are no secret to the people in the Southeast, many of whom have eaten them in season all their lives," Bass adds. "But, we're educating consumers throughout the country, and even in the Southeast, about the superior nutraceutical power of Muscadines far above other grapes or healthy foods. The most potent part of Muscadine grapes is the seeds - and now we've captured that power and made it conveniently available year-round and internationally," Bass explains. About Muscadine Grapes Called "America's First Grape(TM)," Muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia) grow in southeastern United States and have been found as far north as Delaware and far west as Texas. Native Americans first used them and believed they had medicinal properties, and America's first European settlers wrote about them in the 1500s. Thriving naturally in the hot, humid and disease- prone environments of the Southeast, where typical wine grapes cannot grow, Muscadine grapes have developed a natural ability to heal themselves from disease, bacteria and fungi. These protective qualities - otherwise known as antioxidants - are also beneficial to anyone who consumes the grapes. Much of the power of Muscadine grapes is concentrated in the seeds, which are not usually eaten when the fresh fruit pulp is consumed. Nature's Pearl is working with researchers at Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, N.C., to conduct a series of human clinical trials on not just Muscadine grapes, but Nature's Pearl Muscadine grape seeds, further evidencing the health benefits that Native Americans first discovered centuries ago. Nature's Pearl Corporation is backing the retail launch and driving sales with an extensive advertising campaign that includes print, radio, TV and direct mail. In addition, the company will be exhibiting at major industry trade shows and events throughout the year. Where To Buy Nature's Pearl Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement is available nationwide in drug, grocery, natural food and other stores. Drugstores include Rite Aid/GNC stores, as well as many regional stores such as Kerr Drug, USA Drug, Super D Drugs, Ike's Deep Discount Drug, May's Drug Stores, Drug Warehouse, Drug Mart, Med-X Drug Stores, Kinney Drug, Mutual Drug, Dik Drug, Smith Drug, Med-Cap Pharmacies, Medicine Shoppe, Associated Pharmacies and more. Distribution also is nationwide through Cardinal Health, McKesson, Kehe Foods, DPI, MDI, Tree of Life, UNFI, Rainbow Foods, Select Nutrition, The Source and Raydiance International. Grocery retailers include Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Whole Foods and Pathmark. International distribution is beginning with retailers throughout Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, St. Croix, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Curacao, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos. To locate a retailer, go to http://www.naturespearlproducts.com. Supplements are available online at: http://www.CVS.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.drugstore.com, http://www.naturespearlproducts.com, http://www.hardtofindbrands.com, http://www.heathcareexpress.com and http://www.mothernature.com. Suggested retail price is $29.00 for 60-count, 650 mg. capsules, which is a one-month supply. About Nature's Pearl Corporation Nature's Pearl Corporation, founded in 2005 in Advance, N.C., is the leader in the premium Muscadine grape neutraceuticals industry, offering consumers worldwide high quality, healthy Muscadine grape-based products. In addition to Nature's Pearl(TM) Muscadine Grape Seed Supplements, the company also manufactures and markets Natures Pearl(TM) Muscadine Grape Juice in red and white varieties and 100 percent premium Muscadine grape jelly. Future Muscadine products in development may include anti-aging cosmeceutical creams and lotions, energy and snack bars, single-serve juices, and cooking and salad oils. President and CEO Jerry W. Smith, also founder of Le Bleu Corporation (http://www.lebleu.com), established the company after two years of research with Muscadine grape growers and scientists. The company is currently working with researchers at Wake Forest University to further studies and human clinical trials on the health benefits of Muscadine grapes. http://www.naturespearlproducts.com.
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