5 reasons to seek out resveratrol not only in cosmetics
If you’ve heard that red wine helps reduce cholesterol levels, it’s likely you’ve heard of resveratrol. If not, it’s high time. Resveratrol is a plant compound that acts as a natural antioxidant, helping to remove harmful oxidants from the body. It has phytoestrogenic properties and can protect plants from fungal infections and ultraviolet radiation.
You can find it in red wine, grapes, berries, and even in peanuts. But why should resveratrol interest us, and what are the effects of resveratrol? This natural antioxidant can work wonders not only for the skin but also for our health. By reducing collagen loss, it visibly rejuvenates the skin, but it also helps lower blood pressure, protects the brain, and can alleviate joint pain.
1) Resveratrol can help lower blood pressure
When to take resveratrol? Thanks to its antioxidant properties, resveratrol could be a great ally when dealing with blood pressure problems. Studies show that resveratrol can help lower blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and ischemic stroke. In the Czech Republic, every other person succumbs to cardiovascular diseases.
A 2015 study shows that high doses of resveratrol lower systolic blood pressure, which increases with age due to artery hardening. Resveratrol helps produce more nitric oxide, which causes blood vessel relaxation. However, study authors agree that further research is needed.
2) Resveratrol protects the brain
Several studies suggest that drinking red wine may help slow the decline in cognitive functions associated with aging. Scientists believe this is due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol.
According to studies, resveratrol appears to interfere with protein fragments called beta-amyloids, which play a crucial role in Alzheimer’s disease. Beta-amyloid protein is directly responsible for Alzheimer’s disease, as the accumulation of this protein in the brain triggers the disease.
3) Resveratrol can help with diabetes
Scientific research indicates that resveratrol can inhibit an enzyme that converts glucose into sorbitol, a sugar alcohol. When too much sorbitol accumulates in people with diabetes, it can cause oxidative stress that damages cells. Because resveratrol has strong antioxidant effects, it can protect cells from oxidative stress, which leads to some diabetic complications. Resveratrol also reduces inflammation in the body, which is crucial for diabetics.
4) Resveratrol can alleviate joint pain
Arthritis is a common condition that leads to joint pain and loss of mobility. Studies suggest that if resveratrol is taken as a dietary supplement, it can help protect cartilage from damage. Cartilage breakdown can cause joint pain and is a primary symptom of arthritis.
5) Rejuvenates the skin and reduces collagen loss
Last but not least, resveratrol is an excellent aid if you want to maintain youthful-looking skin. Its popularity in dermatology and use in cosmetic products is increasing, mainly because studies have shown that it can penetrate the skin barrier and contribute to increased collagen levels. Collagen, the primary protein, is found throughout the body, including in bones, teeth, muscles, blood vessel walls, skin, hair, and nails.
Collagen is also a fundamental component of cartilage and joints. Enough collagen is produced in the body up to the age of 25, and its production is not a problem. However, as we age, collagen decreases in the body, and around the age of 40, the body stops producing it entirely. This not only affects the entire body but particularly the skin, which, without sufficient collagen, appears saggy and less elastic.
You can experience the effects of resveratrol, for example, in the new Anti-pollution Mask Strawberry & Plum. The antioxidant mask resembles a delightful strawberry and plum cocktail in color and can pamper the skin with a nutrient cocktail, increase hydration, and neutralize the harmful effects of the environment on our skin. In addition to resveratrol, one of the most potent anti-aging weapons, it contains ingredients like hibiscus powder, nicknamed the “botox plant,” strawberry seed oil, and, of course, hemp extract.
Radiant and healthy skin despite the hectic city life! The Anti-pollution Face Mask Strawberry & Plum is a potent anti-pollution treatment, safeguarding the skin against stress, premature aging, and sagging. Suitable for all skin types. (50ml)
Who is the Protective Mask for?
- For women dealing with a tired appearance
- For skin exposed to the daily urban environment
- For skin stressed by a hectic lifestyle and unhealthy living
- For all skin types and age groups
How to use: Apply the Protective Facial Mask to clean, dry skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.
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