The French Paradox: What stirred curiosity for scientists to study Resveratrol
Resveratrol supports a healthier heart, study shows
DECODING “THE FRENCH PARADOX”
The paradox that France enjoys a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and mortality rate despite a diet high in saturated fats was said to be formulated by French epidemiologists in the 1980s. This paradox involved wine consumption in the equation, specifically red wine and resveratrol, an antioxidant found in wine.
It is a natural phytoalexin found mostly found in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries.
However, resveratrol is present at an exceptionally low concentration in red wine, according to a Science Direct article. Whether or not resveratrol is associated with “The French Paradox”, it has still demonstrated beneficial effects for patients with heart-related diseases.
ROLE OF RESVERATROL
According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death globally. Based on statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 17.3 million people die of CVD annually. Moreover, the numbers will continue to rise to 23.3 million in 2030.
However, to potentially help prevent and treat cardiovascular-related diseases, clinical findings have shown that the natural compound resveratrol can help combat various heart ailments.
A potent antioxidant, resveratrol may help lower blood pressure by increasing the production of nitric oxide, which helps the blood vessels relax. Furthermore, it may help reduce inflammation and lower the LDL or “the bad cholesterol” in the body.
It also helps reduce the effect of an enzyme that controls cholesterol production. In turn, it aids in lowering cholesterol levels in the body, decreasing the instances of forming clots that lead to heart attacks
Thankfully, you can experience these heart benefits of resveratrol in the form of a soft gel capsule found in NutraBod! NutraBod combines the anti-viral and anti-inflammatory benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) with cardio-protective benefits of resveratrol.