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Viridian Resveratrol Complex 60caps

Extracts from red grape skin offering the French Paradox. With pterostilbene, Co-Q10, Hesperidin and Pine Bark. Antioxidant / cardio maintenance. 

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60 Caps

R 679.46


Resveratrol Complex Veg Caps

INGREDIENTS: one vegetarian capsule provides:

Red wine concentrate 250mg

Resveratrol 98% (trans-resveratrol from red grape skin) 100mg

Hesperidin 50mg

Pine bark extract 95% OPC 20mg

Co-enzyme Q10 20mg

Pterostilbene (from Resina daemomorops draco) 500ug


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Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found in red grapes and in abundance in red wine, especially pinot noir and merlot varieties. It plays a part in the plants natural defense mechanisms against bacteria and fungi during growth.  Viridian only uses resveratrol extracted from red grape skins. This form has been shown in many trials to be far more active and stable than the polygonum cuspidatum form that is commonly used.

CELLULAR PROTECTION - Resveratrol is renowned as a powerful antioxidant. As a result like all antioxidants, it helps to protect cells from biochemical damage from free radicals. Resveratrol has several possible mechanisms of action when it comes to protecting cells and their contents from damage. One mechanism seems to be inhibition of superoxide, a potent free radical produced during the electron transport chain, during normal cellular respiration (Robb et al, 2008). Superoxide is one of the most powerful free radicals in the body known to cause aggressive damage to DNA.

 HEART HEALTH - Red wine has been linked with lower incidences of heart disease for years and resveratrol has been identified as the primary active constituent. It is believed that resveratrol can act as a natural inhibitor of angiotensin 2. Angiotensin 2 is a powerful peptide that causes contraction of the blood vessels. This contraction will cause the pressure within the vessels to rise - hypertension. A rise in pressure means more potential for epithelial damage within vessels. Angiotensin 2 is also prothrombotic (encourages clot formation), due to its enhancement of platelet aggregation.

 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY - Resveratrol has long been regarded as an effective anti-inflammatory. Recent studies undertaken at Imperial collegeLondon, have shown that supplementing with resveratrol reduced the release of inflammatory mediators within the upper respiratory tract. Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, noted a suppressive effect upon free radical production (Alarcon et al, 2005).  Resveratrol also appears to directly influence the production of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins (Martinez &Moreno, 2000).

PINE BARK - has a long standing reputation as a powerful antioxidant and cardio protective agent. Similar to resveratrol and hesperidin, pine bark can aid in the strengthening of the epithelial lining of blood vessels. Pine bark is also known to encourage the release of nitric oxide by the epithelial cells. Nitric oxide will then encourage relaxation of the muscular walls of the blood vessels. It is the group of compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC’s) which deliver this activity. This compound is also found in red wine, and is believed to also play a part in red wines cardio protective properties.

COENZYME Q10- is a vital component in cellular respiration - the production of ATP from glucose within each cell. Many people with cardiovascular concerns are prescribed statin drugs. These drugs block the enzyme in the liver that synthesises cholesterol. It is however the same enzyme that manufactures co enzyme Q10 in the body. This can lead to cardiac tissue, being a tissue that has a huge ATP requirement, suddenly having insufficient ATP available to meet its metabolic needs. This can lead to the onset of heart failure, so supplementary Q10 can be essential.

PTEROSTILBENE - Like resveratrol, pterostilbene is in the family of compounds known as stilbenoids, that are members of the larger phytochemical family - phytoalexins that are commonly found in berries.

Several clinical trials suggest that pterostilbene may play a role in reducing circulating blood lipids and regulating cholesterol levels. There is also some evidence to suggest that pterostilbene can have a regulatory activity upon blood glucose levels.

HESPERIDIN - is a powerful flavanoid compound, commonly found in citrus fruits. It is a compound that the plants  use as a means of defense during growth. One of the main areas of interest surrounding hesperidin, is its effects upon capillary walls. It is known to strengthen the bonds between epithelial cells, thus increasing capillary integrity (Garg et al, 2001). This makes the capillary far more sturdy, and can help to reduce capillary leakiness, and the fluid retention that ensues.



1-3 Capsules daily, with food.


Potential applications

Antioxidant protection.

Hypertension , family history of heart disease - Angiotensin suppression, blood pressure lowering, anti coagulant.


Known Contraindications

It is generally advised that resveratrol is avoided during pregnancy.




Alarcón de la Lastra, C. and Villegas,I.(2005) Resveratrol as an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging agent: Mechanisms and clinical implications. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 49: 405–430.

Garg A, Garg S, Zaneveld AJD,SinglaAK(2001). Chemistry and pharmacology of the citrus bioflavanoid hesperidin. Phytotherapy Research. 15 (8); 655-669.

Martinez J, Moreno JJ (2000) Effect of resveratrol, a natural polyphenolic compound, on reactive oxygen species and prostaglandin production. Biochemical Pharmacology. 59(7); 865-870.

Robb EL, Page MM, Wiens BE, Stuart JA (March 2008) Molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress resistance induced by resveratrol: Specific and progressive induction of MnSOD. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 367 (2): 406–1