Friday, November 10, 2006

Resveratrol: The active ingredient in Red Wine

Red wine doesn't just taste good, it's also good for you - in moderation, of course. But for those of you who don't want all the extra alcohol or calories, now there's a choice: Resveratrol extract supplements

The Toronto Star recently reported about studies that proved the health enhancing benefits of this active polyphenol found most commonly in red wine. These studies showed that resvertrol fought many of the common diseases that plague people in later years, including cancer, heart disease, strokes, alzheimer's disease and others. (Click here to read the story in The Toronto Star)

But there's a drawback: it would take sixty bottles of red wine every day to get enough resveratrol from wine to have a significant therapeutic effect.

Fortunately there are alternatives. Resveratrol is available in high potency versions equivalent to more than twenty glasses of wine per capsule. This makes it more convenient than drinking all that wine, but also more cost effective as well. Now Foods Palmetrol contains an active blend of resveratrol derived from red grape skin and Japanese knotweed. (Click here for information about resveratrol supplements)

The recommended daily intake of resveratrol for health enhancing purposes is about 500mg daily, with more being taken for those taking it for therapeutic purposes.

For more information about Resveratrol, check out Life Extension's informative article here.

National Nutrition features a number of reasonably priced resveratrol supplements in our online catalogue.

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