Resveratrol is a substance that occurs, among others in red wine. This includes thanks to resveratrol, the French who like this drink enjoy cardiovascular health. However, resveratrol also has other properties – it is useful in the treatment of diabetes, in reducing weight and in reducing the risk of cancer. Apparently it even extends your life. Resveratrol is an antioxidant (antioxidant), which is a substance that fights free radicals, whose excess causes premature ageing and can lead to numerous diseases, including those of the cardiovascular system and cancer. Therefore, resveratrol, by destroying free radicals, reduces the risk of these diseases and contributes to overall health improvement. Resveratrol synthesizes plants in response to fungal infections or under the influence of a strong stressor (tissue damage, exposure to UV radiation and water deficiency). Plants were grown in warmer climates also have more of them than those grown in colder ones. Resveratrol is also produced in the process of fermentation of grape skins. Therefore, it is present in wine. Most of this compound can be found in red wine because it has longer contact with grape skins than other white wine in the fermentation process. The average resveratrol content in red wines is about 1.9 mg / dm3. Red wines with the highest resveratrol content are Pinot Noir, St. Laurent, Marzemino, Merlot and Blaufränkisch. Many researchers believe that this relationship is responsible for the so-called the French paradox – i.e. the average life expectancy of the French in Western Europe, despite their not too healthy, too fatty diet and drinking a lot of alcohol, especially wine. Resveratrol has a positive effect primarily on the cardiovascular system. It affects the inhibition of platelet aggregation, thanks to which it prevents the formation of dangerous clots, and also reduces the absorption of “bad” LDL cholesterol in the walls of blood vessels, thanks to which it reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, as well as other cardiovascular diseases in including heart attack and coronary artery disease. In addition, resveratrol has been shown to lower blood pressure. The study was conducted on thirty people with coronary artery disease. They were given 600 mg / d red grape extract containing 0.9 mg trans-resveratrol. Already 60 minutes after ingestion, an increase in blood flow through the blood vessels was observed.
- Recommended intake: 2 capsules a day; drink water. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. The dietary supplement cannot be used as a substitute for a varied diet and will not replace a healthy lifestyle.
- Contraindications: The product contains ingredients from soybean processing. Soy is a food ingredient with proven allergenic properties. People with confirmed hypersensitivity to soy products should not consume the product. Do not use in children under 12 years of age, pregnant and lactating women.
- Storage: Store at room temperature, out of sunlight, out of reach of small children.