Resveratrol is a supplement that I get asked a lot about. What is it? Resveratrol is a polyphenol naturally found in the skin of red grapes, certain berries, and other plants. The potential benefits of this antioxidant are astounding. Scientific studies have shown that resveratrol supports healthy cardiovascular function through various mechanisms. Resveratrol, especially when combined with other polyphenols, is known for its anti-aging effects, as well as for its ability to support a healthy inflammatory response.
Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant and is believed to be responsible for some of the beneficial effects of moderate red wine drinking on the cardiovascular system. It is also considered to be beneficial to smokers’ lung tissue, if it is stabilized to last long enough in the system to be transported there. Resveratrol is also an inhibitor of the COX-2 inflammatory enzyme and encourages cell death (apoptosis) of abnormally growing cells.
So enjoy a glass of wine at your next meal.