Red wine extract

Red wine extract is an effective dietary Supplement with the positive ingredients of red wine, a large number of health-promoting phytochemicals called polyphenols.

Table of contents

  • OPC
  • Resveratrol


Polyphenols are a group of secondary plant substances, the scavengers come in the body mainly as radical. Some polyphenols are stronger free radical scavengers than Vitamin C, E and Beta-carotene are even. Thus, it was found that red wine contained polyphenols have a forty percent higher area of effect than, for example, Vitamin E. you Also have a heart protective effect, which is explained by the fact that they prevent the agglomeration of blood platelet, reduce, and fat oxidation. Polyphenols are immune-modulating, anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) and anti-inflammatory. Are found in and directly under the skin of the fruit.

The most important polyphenols in the red wine extract

The main types of Polyphenol in red wine extract are called Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) and Resveratrol.


OPC is short for Oligomeric proanthocyanidins. OPC is present in the skins and seeds of fruit, such as, for example, in the case of apples, cherries, blueberries and especially grapes. OPC are free-radical scavengers, support our cardiovascular system and have strengthening the immune system. To prevent too much LDL cholesterol in the blood vessels is deposited and, thus, have an anti-arteriosclerotic effect, you can therefore prevent hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). OPC are, for example, for diabetics is extremely important because high blood sugar levels, the blood vessels in the long term will be significantly damaged. In addition, the OPCs are awarded slightly blood pressure lowering properties.


Resveratrol is in addition to the OPC of the most important phenols that are included in the red wine extract. Resveratrol mainly in red wine and is a part of the vine, with which they protect themselves against harmful fungi and other attackers. This plant material is also for us, people are very healthy. Like all polyphenols, he is part of scavengers to the Radical, and acts to counter ageing processes in the cells and ensures that the vessels remain elastic.

Resveratrol is located mainly in the skins of grapes, is both fat – and water-soluble and, therefore, has as an antioxidant, an even larger area of effect than other free radical scavengers. It is intended to have an inhibitory effect on the growth of cancer cells, particularly those involved in the development of breast cancer. But it should also protect against other types of cancer, for example colorectal cancer or prostate cancer. Resveratrol is attributed in addition, a preventive effect, especially in diseases of the cardiovascular system. It can prevent agglomeration of the platelets, prior to hardening of the arteries and the cholesterol levels of “bad” cholesterol LDL reduce.

Effect of red wine extract

The health-promoting effect of the substances in red wine, extract its contents, thanks to the polyphenols. First of all, the effect as a radical scavenger. The polyphenols are able to reactive oxygen and nitrogen molecules to intercept and thereby to prevent damage to the cell metabolism. The active ingredients of red wine extract can prevent the Clumping of blood platelets and thus prevent the arteriosclerosis. They exert a protective to the vascular system and affect the immune system positively.

Also, it is assumed that the development of cancer cells can be prevented with red wine extract. This is especially true for breast cancer. It has been demonstrated that a specific enzyme, which is involved in the production of Estrogen can be inhibited by the extract. Estrogen is often involved in the emergence of a Mamma carcinoma (breast cancer). There is evidence that red wine extract can also affect diseases such as Arthritis, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, and certain autoimmune diseases cheap.

In the meantime, the red wine extract even in the cosmetics industry, for example, since the contained OPCs are important for the collagen of the skin. You can increase the elasticity of the skin and preventing wrinkles. The extract is therefore used for the production of various creams and masks.

How do I take red wine extract?

Red wine extract is a dietary Supplement that contains the health-promoting ingredients from the red wine in concentrated Form. In addition, alcohol is free, so that the adverse effects of alcohol to be avoided on the body. Because the body the quantity of red wine extract supply, which is contained in a capsule, would not have to drink the human approximately four to five litres of wine a day, what health would certainly be beneficial. Red wine extract is in the Form of capsules or tablets over-the-counter commercially available.

Before taking any nutritional supplements, it is useful to discuss with the doctor or the doctor whether they are suitable in the individual case and how you metered. (sw, kh)