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Is the ‘red wine compound’ tag damaging to resveratrol?

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By Nathan Gray+

18-Dec-2012
Last updated on 18-Dec-2012 at 13:53 GMT2012-12-18T13:53:48Z

Is the ‘red wine compound’ tag damaging to resveratrol?
Is the ‘red wine compound’ tag damaging to resveratrol?
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Is the association between resveratrol and red wine beneficial for the compound, or could the link to alcohol be the cause of more harm than good in the long term?

Resveratrol has been suggested to possess a number of health benefits, including cardiovascular effects, brain boosting potential, anti-cancer properties, and even the ability to prolong life.

The beneficial compound can be found in a number of plants and vegetables including peanuts, grapes and Japanese knot weed, in addition being produced via bacterial fermentation methods or synthetically.

Yet whenever there is a media story about resveratrol, it is referred to as ‘the red wine compound’.

While at the Resveratrol 2012 conference in Leicester, UK, NutraIngredients asked leading academic and industry voices in the resveratrol space whether this association is still of benefit, or whether such a link could be damaging in the long term.

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Martin Cheney

Resveratrol is one of over 600 Polyphenols found in the skins and seeds of red wine grapes.
Many of these over 600 red wine compounds have powerful activity and work in combination with Resveratrol to provide powerful health benefits.
Remember the closer to nature the better.

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Posted by Martin Cheney
22 December 2012 | 09h042012-12-22T09:04:44Z

Hic!*

to get a clinical dose of resveratrol it takes 62 bottles of St. Francis Cabernet! It just is taking too long getting this all down! I've got to definitely work on this

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Posted by jim johnson
19 December 2012 | 19h312012-12-19T19:31:57Z

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