Why do the French have a relatively low incidence of heart disease, even though French cuisine is famous for its buttery pastries, creamy sauces and other high-fat dishes? One possible explanation is significant health-promoting benefits in the red wine that they love to drink. One of these nutrients is resveratrol (trans-resveratrol), which can improve cardiovascular health, and protect against neurological deterioration and other diseases of aging.
Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol, an antioxidant compound found in certain plants. High concentrations of resveratrol are found in grapes and Japanese knotweed. It is also found in blueberries and bilberries, but in much lower concentrations.
ResveratrolRich Super Strength Resveratrol Concentrate is manufactured under GMP to ensure purity and a high potency of 250 mg of trans-resveratrol in each 500 mg vegetarian capsule. The resveratrol is extracted from the skins of red grapes (Vitis vinifera), grown in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and from Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum). The knotweed is highly purified to remove 99% of the emodin, a natural substance that can act as a laxative in some sensitive people. Knotweed is commonly used in traditional medicines for the liver and heart.
Resveratrol has been found to improve age-related health conditions and increase longevity. Consistent with the French Paradox, research indicates that resveratrol may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and it may stop free radicals from doing further damage to brain cells after a stroke.