Resveratrol with vitamin C
Healthwell Super Resveratrol is a high-dose resveratrol supplement in vegetable capsules. The substance resveratrol belongs to the group of plant polyphenols found, for example, in the skin of red grapes, in the cocoa bean, and in certain nuts and berries. The capsules from Healthwell contain polyphenol resveratrol in its best form, namely trans-resveratrol from Japanese knotweed extract, which is also the active ingredient in Super Resveratrol. Along with the antioxidant vitamin C, resveratrol helps protect the body from cell degradation caused by oxidative stress. These antioxidant properties are important for normal health and well-being.
- Vegetable capsules
- With vitamin C
- Antioxidant properties
Resveratrol in nature
Polyphenols are naturally formed by plants and are classed as a chemical substance. Plant polyphenols function in the same way as an antioxidant and as protection for the plants against, for example, fungi, bacteria, and other attackers that may damage the plant. The plant Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) originates from East Asia and, rich in these polyphenols, it is a healthy herb and a valuable source of resveratrol.
Apart from the abundance of resveratrol in the Japanese knotweed plant, the substance is also be found in the regular food we eat. Red grapes, lingonberries, blueberries, cocoa beans, and pistachios are some of the raw ingredients that contain resveratrol.
Positive health effects
In addition to the antioxidant properties that resveratrol contributes, the substance is believed to help prevent plaque from building up in the blood vessels and contribute to maintaining healthy arteries. This is important for normal cardiovascular health. It is generally said that red wine and dark chocolate can contribute to better health, thanks to their content of resveratrol. This has given rise to the concept of “The French paradox”. Whether chocolate and wine have any actual health benefits remains to be studied, but, as we all know, alcohol especially has quite a few less healthy properties. If you just want resveratrol, a single supplement of resveratrol is a much safer way to go to ensure your intake.
In research in various types of brain damages, such as dementia, resveratrol is believed to have a key role with anti-inflammatory and protective properties. However, how this affects the brain and the nervous system needs to be studied further before any conclusions can be drawn.