What is it?

Resveratrol is a polyphenol present in red wine, red grape skin, purple grape juice, blackberries, and to a lesser extent in peanuts.

Recently, it has been shown to positively affect longevity, blood lipid levels, and preventive action against certain cancers and viral infections.

Remarkable health benefits have been attributed to it, such as cardioprotective effects, and it may be responsible to some extent for the benefits given to wine.

The possible benefits of resveratrol on the body began to be studied after observing that the French population had a low rate of heart problems despite eating a diet rich in saturated fat. This phenomenon was called "the French paradox" and was attributed to the heart-healthy properties of wine.


  • Improves insulin sensitivity.
  • Acts as a powerful antioxidant that enhances collagen fibers.
  • Helps protect the lining of the heart's blood vessels.
  • Helps reduce cellular inflammation by reducing nitric oxide production.
  • Helps to control blood pressure levels favoring cardiovascular health.
  • Helps to provide firmness and skin elasticity, recognizing itself as a natural anti-wrinkle.
  • Recent study determines potential antiviral capacity capable of inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 replication.
  • Promotes weight loss, helping the body burn fat by stimulating action in eliminating the hormone adiponectin.

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