Posted in Beauty on February 14, 2009
The cis-isomer of resveratrol

The cis-isomer of resveratrol

It’s been know for quite some time that red wine is linked to various health benefits. As a matter fact, Wine’s biggest health claim is that it has the ability to aid in the prevention of heart attacks, the largest cause of death in developed countries. The World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, the United States government have highlighted scientific findings that associate cardiovascular benefits with moderate consumption consumption of wine. What many people don’t know is that wine also contains Resveratrol that may prolong life.

Resveratrol [C14H12O3] is a polyphenolic phytoalexin that is found in the skin of red grapes and is a component of red wine.

Resveratrol is produced naturally when the plant is attacked by bacteria or fungi. Resveratrol benefits include blood-sugar lowering, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. Resveratrol prevents the formation of free radicals that can damage the cells in your body and has the ability to minimize cancer by reducing DNA mutations.

Respected studies and research reports have associated Resveratrols with increased life expectancy. This is because Resveratrol lowers the risk for developing causes of death.

CBS 60 Minutes Reports this as follows: Read more …