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Vitamin C, red wine and resveratrol

by La Boite à Grains 05 Jun 2024
Vitamine C, vin rouge et resvératrol - La Boite à Grains

Vitamin C is perhaps the best known vitamin. It plays an important role in a host of metabolic functions, such as growth and repair of tissues, as well as the health of gums and teeth. Vitamin C also plays the role of an antioxidant and it strengthens the immune system. Given the importance of vitamin C, there are fortunately ways to enhance and improve the functioning of this nutritive element in the body.

 Red bioflavonoids: to make vitamin C even better

There is a well -established myth concerning the antioxidant properties of vitamin C. This vitamin indeed offers antioxidant protection, but this protection is rather modest compared to that offered by other molecules present in nature. The main reason to consume an Ester C® supplement is to offer the body a highly bioavailable form of vitamin, so that our body can use it as a vitamin.

When the body uses vitamin C as an antioxidant, it becomes unusable to perform the biological functions to which it is initially intended, such as the development of the cartilage of bones and teeth, the integrity of the vascular system, healing of wounds, Endogenous synthesis of carnitine, the metabolism of tyrosine amino acid, the synthesis of various neurotransmitters and the degradation of cholesterol to name only a few.

Red bioflavonoids arise! The most powerful known antioxidants come from fruits, especially berries, and more particularly dark colored berries (red and purple). Red bioflavonoid concentrates offer an unequaled level of antioxidant protection and have been the subject of clinical research in humans in the treatment of a wide variety of malignant conditions and cardiovascular disease.

Calcium ascorbate is a stamped form of vitamin C which is recognized to be less acidic and more easily tolerable by people sensitive to vitamin C supplements based on ascorbic acid. Red bioflavonoids offer powerful antioxidant protection, releasing vitamin C from its antioxidant role so that it can facilitate essential metabolic process. By combining red bioflavonoids with vitamin C you will get the best of your vitamin C.

Resveratrol: This "antioxidant of red wine" draws attention due to its health and longevity benefits.

What is more pleasant than a gourmet meal in good company, the glow of candles and tasting a glass of red wine? Indeed, the rich taste of red wine and its relaxing effects can be pleasant, but science confirms today that the best benefit of red wine is perhaps its potential for health due to resveratrol, the "antioxidant of the Red wine ". It is an immune agent found in the grapes and produced by the vine plants to defend themselves against bacteria and mushrooms. Red wine contains resveratrol thanks to the skin of the grapes used in its manufacture. Resveratrol first drew attention as an answer to the "French paradox", the mystery of a low incidence of cardiovascular disease in the French population whose diet is rich in saturated fats. Recent studies in vitro and on animals continue to reveal the health benefits of resveratrol:

• Resveratrol indicates a potential for increasing longevity1.

• Resveratrol is recognized to increase blood circulation in the brain by 30 % and thus participate in reducing the risk of stroke3.

• Resveratrol can slow the effects of aging on the brain by increasing cognitive functioning and reducing the risk of dementia4.

Do you have to consume red wine to benefit from resveratrol? No. Food supplements offered in the market contain a quantity of resveratrol often concentrated that is found in red wine. In addition, the consumption of alcohol -free resveratrol is even healthier because alcohol, despite certain cardiovascular benefits, poses its own health risks. Also, whether you drink a glass of red wine or take a dietary supplement, the resveratrol remains a nutritious element which displays a huge potential for health.

Health First Berry-C: Many a simple vitamin C

1. Supreme vitamin C - The complement is made with calcium ascorbate, a stamped source of vitamin C which is easily absorbed, which is soft for the stomach (non -acidic product) and which constitutes a good source of calcium.

2. Supreme antioxidant - The complement includes the same red bioflavonoids found in Flavin7® antioxidant products, plus a significant amount of concentrated red wine antioxidant. Two Berry-C Supreme capsules contain 12 mg of Resveratrol, the equivalent which is found in a liter of ordinary red wine.

3. Supreme absorb -The complement contains 5 mg of the Bioperine® black pepper extract to improve the absorption of vitamin C. Studies indicate that the absorption of vitamin C increases by 40 % when it is consumed in the same time than Bioperine® cellular thermal.



1. Nature, DOI: 10.1038/NATURE05308

2. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology2008; 614: 179-86 ”Anti-cancer Effect of Resveratrol is associated with induction of apoptosis via a

Mitochondrial pathway alignment ”Authors: Paul Okunieff, Weimin Sun, Wei Wang, Jung Kim, Shanmin Yang

3. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (vol. 54, pp. 3126-3131)

4. Cell. “Resveratrol improves mitochondrial function and protects Against Metabolic Disease by Activating Sirt1 and PGC-1a” Authors: Marie Lagouge,

Carmen Argmann, Zachary Gerhart-Hines, Hamid Meziane, Carles Lerin, Frederic Daussin, Nadia Messadeq, Jill Milne, Philip Lambert, Peter Elliott,

Bernard Geny, Markku Laakso, Pere Puigserver, and Johan Auwerx.


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