Resveratrol is a naturally occurring poly-phenolic compound (found in foods such as grapes, peanuts and some berries) that has several unique qualities and health benefits.

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant able to flush away harmful toxins and free-radicals from the body. It also helps prevent or slow down the oxidation process of other cells.

Resveratrol gained popularity when researchers found that French people, who typically enjoy a diet high in fat, have an unexpectedly low incidence of heart disease. The reason? Frequent consumption of red wide!*

Benefits of resveratrol include:

  • Protects the CNS (Central Nervous System) by increasing levels of heme oxygenase (an enzyme which is known to protect the nerve cells) in the brain.
  • Acts as a powerful antioxidant by inhibiting the degradation of lipids and LDL cholesterol.
  • Helps regulate hormones.
  • Acts as an anticoagulant or blood thinner.
  • Has anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Suppresses appetite, which may help control weight.
  • Protection against hearing loss.
  • Help reduce estrogen in men and increase in women.
  • Reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Research has shown that resveratrol induces death of tumor and cancer cells.
  • Believed to have an anti-aging property.

Sources of resveratrol include:

  • Red wine
  • Grapes
  • Solid Japanese knotwood root
  • Yucca
  • Eucalyptus
  • Spruce
  • Lily
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Bilberries
  • Mulberries
  • Peanuts
  • Chocolate

Resveratrol supplements
The required dosage of resveratrol may differ from one person to another. To determine how much resveratrol you should take, first have it tested either by blood or urinalysis.

Low resveratrol dosage: 100-500mg per day
Medium resveratrol dosage: 500-1500 mg per day
High resveratrol dosage:more than 1500mg per day

Remember that moderation is key. If overconsumed, alcohol can have harmful effects on your body.