Findings from published scientific literature indicate that resveratrol may be the most effective plant extract for maintaining optimal health.
Red wine contains resveratrol, but the quantity varies, depending on where the grapes are grown, the time of harvest and other factors. After more than two
years of relentless research, a standardized resveratrol extract is now available as a dietary supplement. This whole grape extract contains a
spectrum of polyphenol that are naturally contained in red wine, such as proanthocyanidins, anthocyanin flavonoids, etc.
High concentrations of resveratrol (found to have anti-clotting effects and an ability to reduce fat deposits in animal livers) have been identified in
In addition, other important compounds have been identified in grape skins and grape seeds, powerful antioxidant factors called proanthocyanidins and
ployphenols are found in large supply, and are believed to prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol (a major factor in heart disease). It is because of the
strong antioxidant effect some reports say 20-50 times stronger than Vitamin C and Vitamin E, that this result is accomplished.
Wine drinkers, for example, tend to stay thinner, to excercise more and to spend more time relaxing and socializing, all of which may have positive
health benefits in and of themselves. Drinking too much wine or any alcoholic beverage has a definite down side. Numerous studies suggest that
consuming more than two drinks a day, over the long term, can raise blood pressure in some people and increase the risk for stroke and other diseases.
However, the standardized extract from red grape skin called resveratrol is a perfect substitute of drinking wine.