What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a nutrient produced by many plant species and is believed to be supportive in regulating serum lipids and supporting cardiovascular health. It is commonly produced by Vitis vinifera and Lambrusco grapes and is found red and white wines.*
Nutritionists and biochemists study resveratrol because of its potential to assist in healthy heart function. The compound belongs to the phytoalexin class of phyto-chemicals and functions as a moderate antioxidant.*
Some researchers believe that resveratrol is partially responsible for the cholesterol health benefits of red wine, and the most popular sources of resveratrol are red wine and grapes. The Japanese knotweed plant is a very common source of resveratrol extracts in dietary supplements and is the source we use at Supplement Spot. Many people find that drinking a glass of red wine each day is an easy way to enjoy the health benefits of resveratrol. Supplement Spot's Resvert Plus provides the benefits of 40 liters of red wine in a single serving of 2 capsules per day.*
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract comes from the tiny seeds of the red grape. It is rich in bioflavonoids, which are plant substances that help protect cells from free radical damage. Grape Seed Extract contains procyandolic oligomers (PCOs), also known as proanthocyanidins.
Although bioflavonoids are widespread in nature, the powerful proanthocyanidin compound is most abundant and available from the bark of the maritime pine and in grape seeds. Jacques Masquelier, Ph.D., who pioneered proanthocyanidin research, used the grape seed extract in his second phase of the proanthocyanidin investigation.*
Grape Seed Extract is both water and fat-soluble, and therefore, it can penetrate cell membranes delivering powerful antioxidant protection.
Quercetin is a plant pigment found in many foods such as onions, apples, berries, tea, grapes, and red wine. It's not a nutrient but is classified as a flavonoid. These flavonoids are what give fruits and vegetables their vibrant color. Among many of its qualities, Quercetin is known for its support of healthy cholesterol levels.*