What is resveratrol?
Resveratrol is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It is found naturally in over 70 different plants, including the skins of red grapes. One of the most frequent dietary sources is red wine, which may be the reason behind the “French Paradox”, an observation that the French people maintain good cardiovascular health despite eating many high fat foods. Perhaps it is the resveratrol found in the red wine that the French people drink on a regular basis that explains this theory.
In the plant world, resveratrol is produced to help defend the plant against fungal infection. However, scientists have discovered a wide array of potential benefits when taken as a dietary supplement.
One of the first discoveries of resveratrol is its ability to switch on the genes that are activated during periods of calorie restriction, which in animal and people is associated with increased cell survival and longevity. Since then, resveratrol has been studied in cell studies and animals, and found to produce a number of benefits including:
• Reducing the inflammatory response
• Promoting and protecting mitochondrial function
• Reducing blood viscosity through platelet inhibition
• Reducing oxidative stress and reactive free radicals
• Increasing nitric oxide synthase expression in the blood vessels
• Supporting immune function
Why do we choose to take Andorra Life’s Resveratrol?
Andorra Life’s Resveratrol comes from Switzerland. It contains only 99% pure trans-resveratrol，ResVida (the material that Andorra International uses).It is the only Resveratrol tested for safety. It also has been studied in double blind, placebo-controlled human studies. The findings shows that it helps promote healthy circulation, and support cardiovascular health as well as metabolic wellness.
• Helps prevent free radical damage and oxidative stress which can lead to premature aging of cells
• Promotes healthy aging
• Helps support the body’s immune system and assists in the achievement of total well-being
• Helps support cardiovascular health
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