Resveratrol is a natural chemical compound, a polyphenol, found in grapes, red wine and other foods and beverages. It is useful for various health problems, including anti-aging cells.
In the early 1990s, the emphasis was on the study of resveratrol in wine.
The results of the research show that the strong antioxidant properties of resveratrol prevent the formation of cancer cells. Polyphenols have an action that prevents the occurrence and development of inflammatory processes.
Namely, because of resveratrol, moderate consumption of red wine brings some health benefits to the body: it reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, accumulation of free radicals and cancer cells and regulates caloric metabolism, which helps burn calories and weight loss, experts say.
Scientists believe that the data from the research so far are not a sufficient argument to say with certainty that resveratrol is more useful than the other ingredients found in wine.
A percentage of people who use resveratrol believe that it slows down the aging process.
The natural supply of resveratrol is possible through the consumption of red wine, red grapes, grape juice, peanuts, mulberries, and some Chinese herbs. It can also be obtained in the form of tablets, but then it is not as effective.
Its best absorption is by seeping through the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Retaining resveratrol in the mouth for about a minute is enough to get it directly into the blood plasma.
Despite the benefits of wine should not be overdone. One glass a day for ladies and two for gentlemen are enough, according to the American Heart Association.
Resveratrol has no side effects for the body. It is not recommended only for people allergic to grapes and wine, for blood clotting problems, for women with breast cancer or endometriosis , as well as for pregnant and lactating women.
Resveratrol may interact negatively with anticoagulants, medications to normalize blood pressure, treat cancer, antidepressants, painkillers, antifungals, and some herbs such as St. John's wort and ginkgo biloba.
Consultation with a personal physician before the use of resveratrol is mandatory in cases where medical treatment is carried out.