Heart Health & Trans-resveratrol
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease includes various disorders of the heart itself or the blood vessels. It could be coronary artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, congenital heart disease or many others. Heart failure is defined as the inability to pump enough blood to the rest of the body. They all can be classified as a major medical concern and need attention to help slow down the spread or treat the symptoms as best as possible.
Resveratrol is a type of natural phenol and a phytoalexin produced by red grapes, peanuts and other plants. Trans-resveratrol is the active ingredient in resveratrol and is widely used in supplements.1
Clinical trials using trans-resveratrol have shown that it may help. Resveratrol could be linked to a lower risk of inflammation and blood clotting, which can lower the risk of heart disease. Resveratrol is also known as a polyphenolic compound and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.2 These also help with cardiovascular health. The polyphenols are also present in grapes and red wine, which contributed to the “French Paradox” in the 1990s that found that red wine in moderation may be good for you.
Trans-resveratrol has several beneficial effects and can act at different levels such as cellular signals, enzymatic processes, apoptosis and gene expression.3 All of these together, along with the ability to flow freely through the bloodstream, have been shown to have positive effects fighting different cardiovascular diseases.