Resveratrol is a polyphenol (antioxidant) most commonly found in red grapes, red wine and all forms of tea. It slows down the aging process, builds up the cardiovascular system, fights cancer, and wards off obesity. These and other benefits were discovered when research showed that the regular consumption of red wine in France seems to have resulted in a much lower than expected incidence of heart disease and obesity. Called the fountain of youth this antioxidant helps to control cholesterol giving more energy in your daily life. This was significant because the French diet is high in saturated fats, which tends to cause heart disease and obesity
Resveratrol has been shown to slow down the aging process, a discovery first made with tests on laboratory mice at Rensselar Polytechnic Institute. Because resveratrol is an antioxidant, it breaks down and clears the system of free radicals which are agents that gradually wear down cells. Cells are constantly renewing themselves throughout the body and resveratrol aids this process and slows down the natural deterioration of the cells. Resveratrol also may stop, as well as reverse, the effects of Alzheimer's by ridding the brain of the destructive beta-amyloid protein. Also known as the new fountain of youth helps to control weight by increasing endurance, loosing weight avoiding obesity. Weight loss will make you more active and also control cholesterol levels.
Resveratrol helps strengthen the cardiovascular system in many ways. Being powerful anti-inflammatory, resveratrol prevents the increase of fatty deposits in the arteries which clog the flow of blood to the heart. Resveratrol is also known to act as a blood thinner and prevent clotting, another enemy of a healthy heart. Resveratrol also reduces the development of so-called bad cholesterol which can form like paste along the coronary walls and cut off the supply of blood to the heart and lungs.
Tests on resveratrol have shown that it significantly eliminates the enzymes that are most important in causing cancerous growth. Resveratrol is high in the polyphenol epigallocatechin which specifically attacks cancer-producing enzymes and is particularly important in fighting breast cancer because it strengthens the effect of vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes the formation of certain steroids which target cancerous cell growth in the mammary glands.