Lately there has been an interest in examining more clearly the roles that natural plants play in aiding regulation of balance in the human body. Resveratrol and several other herbal products have quickly gained prominence as researchers discover ever more exciting properties in terms of human longevity and the potential to treat human disease. Most alkaline based natural plant life, when edible, are extremely potent anti-oxidants.

Resveratrol in particular is proving to be extraordinarily exciting for researchers because of the plethora of diseases it has shown positive results on. The research is not all concluded, but dozens of repeatable tests are showing that Resveratrol has positive action in mice and smaller animals. They share a large portion of the human DNA.

There are even hints that chronic lifestyle type diseases such as Diabetes Type 2 and symptoms leading to high blood pressure may react positively to Resveratrol. The Japanese Knotweed is one of the primary natural sources of Resveratrol. Resveratrol is now available in convenient capsule form.

The French Paradox is what has piqued the interest of researchers in the past decade. The French truly have lower incidences of high blood pressure and subsequent heart attacks on average as a population than many others in the western world. This revelation prompted many researchers including the French themselves to examine their diet(s) for differences.

The search led to the love of the French for their red wine. Red Wine is often consumed at every dinner and for some patrons almost all meals. Red wine, but not white , contains trace amounts of Resveratrol of between 4-6 grams per liter.

Some researches say that by the time the stomach digests or converts this resveratrol there is too little Resveratrol getting into the blood to make a difference. Others say that the French drink so much red wine and so frequently that these small amounts have an accumulative effect over many years.

Part of the continuing debate about the French paradox is that those who have studied the science state unequivocally that you can’t drink enough Red Wine to get the amounts of Resveratrol required. Getting some Resveratrol into your diet in other ways is preferable for most people. If you believe in the positive results shown in many smaller animals already, take a resveratrol capsule or two daily and get its many benefits now.