Resveratol without the wine

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

No Sin! No guilt! Get the benefit of drinking wine without the drawback of alcohol. To some there are drawbacks to alcohol, but others enjoy the relaxation of a moderate amount taken daily with food and friends.  

But this is about a no sin and no hangover way of getting the health benefit of red wine through supplementing with resveratrol.  

Resveratrol is a unique compound found in red wine. Red wine is made from red grapes but the grape juice doesn't have any resveratrol at all. It is only found in the skins and seeds. It protects the grape against fungus.  

For us and our human system the benefits are enormous. There is little doubt our benefit includes heart protective, cholesterol balancing (raises the good HDL), relaxes the arteries (balances blood pressure), keeps platelets from clumping, blocks clots from sticking, gets rid of cell damaging free radicals and has an anti-inflammatory impact.

That's not all either. Our livers benefit when we take resveratrol and eat a fatty or high calorie diet. Our insulin levels improve and many of the ailments associated with eating too many calories over a long period of time reduce or diminish. And while it hasn't been tested in humans yet for Alzheimer's or cancer, it is known to break down the beta-amyloid plaque found in the brain thought to cause Alzheimer's. Lab tests prove it stops the sticking of cancer cells which is a requirement for it to spread. It puts the brakes on new cancer growth while helping to kill it, too.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy." But he didn't know what we know now through medicine and science. Can you drink wine and get enough resveratrol? Probably not and still be able to drive a tractor.  

Supplementing with 500mg, twice a day will do the job. I like to add standardized grapeseed extract as an enhancement. And if you don't mind the sin or guilt of drinking wine‚Ä* add some Cabernet or Shiraz daily. In fact use it to wash down your supplement!

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