Summary of Wine
TL;DR - contains multiple supplements
Wine is a fermented and usually alcoholic beverage made from grapes. It tends to come in two forms, red or white, in which the different processing can yield different levels of colors found in the grape skin (which include resveratrol, anthocyanins, and other bioactives). Red wine tends to be seen as more beneficial due to higher levels of micronutrients.
Most benefit with red wine, epidemiologically, is seen with 300mL of red wine daily, plotted on a J-curve. This is due to a combination of all factors in red wine.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wine
Scientific Research on Wine
Wine tends to contain the following, in varying dosages according to growing conditions and type of wine:
Resveratrol, a stilbene compound
Resveratrol oligomers (ε-viniferin, α-viniferin, sophostilbene A, rhaponticin, piceatannol).
Cinnamic acids such as Fertaric acid, Ferulic acid and Chlorogenic acid
Benzoic acids such as vanillic acid and protocatechuic acid (anthocyanin metabolite)
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