A recent episode of CBC show “60 Minutes” featured the benefits of red wine. Red wine, as claimed by researchers, contains an ingredient called resveratrol. Resveratrola is a compound found largely in the skins of red grapes. It is touted in the scientific arena as an antioxidant, an anti-cancer agent, and a phytoestrogen.
With the popularity of Resveratrol, supplements that contain the ingredient are abundant in the market today. One supplement maker is even giving free Resveratrol. Vinotol brand Resveratrol is giving away a free bottle to anyone who wants one. You can get your FREE Sample here.
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Resveratrol might be a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces “bad” cholesterol and prevents blood clots.
Most research on resveratrol has been conducted on animals, not people. Research in mice given resveratrol has indicated that the antioxidant might also help protect them from obesity and diabetes, both of which are strong risk factors for heart disease. However, those findings were reported only in mice, not in people. In addition, to get the same dose of resveratrol used in the mice studies, a person would have to consume 100 to 1,000 bottles of red wine a day.
Some research shows that resveratrol could be linked to a reduced risk of inflammation and blood clotting, both of which can lead to heart disease. More research is needed before it’s known whether resveratrol was the cause for the reduced risk.
Some companies sell supplements containing resveratrol. However, not enough is known about resveratrol’s effects to endorse resveratrol supplements. Research into the potential heart-health benefits of resveratrol is continuing.
Video: Resveratrol on “60 Minutes”