Same effect, half the fun
"Living like God in France" - If you believe the doctors, these are not just empty phrases. According to them, the French like to eat high-fat foods, and they are also great at smoking. Nevertheless, they have a remarkably low heart attack rate. But the medicine behind it doesn't taste bitter at all: red wine. Consumed in moderation, it contains cholesterol-lowering polyphenols. In order to take advantage of this, but at the same time trick the alcohol devil, the grape juice has now also been brought onto the market in pill form - same effect, half the fun. A study by the Epidemiological Center in Copenhagen has confirmed that women and men who drink red wine moderately but regularly have a 50 percent lower risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke, the producer of the "Claret red wine capsules" emphasizes in the package insert. In professional circles, this phenomenon is known as the "French paradox".
The responsible polyphenols are a group of plant nutrients with antioxidant properties. They prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood vessels. Therefore, the capsules contain a red wine concentrate obtained through a gentle drying process. The alcohol is removed, but the polyphenols (e.g. resveratrol, anthocyanins, catechin and bioflavonoids) are retained. This reduces unwanted LDL cholesterol while promoting HDL cholesterol.