WHAT ARE POLYPHENOLS?
Polyphenols are natural substances found in fruits, berries and vegetables. It gives fruits, berries and vegetables their vivid and diverse range of colours. Polyphenols have been widely studied and have gained a good reputation in the health and wellness industry.
Protects against ultraviolet radiation (UV) damage and free radicals attack, boosts collagen production1 and smoothens fine lines and wrinkles.2
Reduces chronic inflammation, the leading cause of heart disease3,4,5 as well as lowers blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increases higher HDL (good) cholesterol.6,7
Lowers fasting blood sugar levels, improves glucose tolerance and increases insulin sensitivity.8
Enhances liver health by regulating internal body stress, reducing redness and swelling, and alleviating cell death in the liver9 and mimics health effects of fasting or calorie-reduction, which may help you lose weight.10
A 12-week daily consumption11 of grape juice boosted memory of adults with mild mental impairment. Consistent intake of polyphenols daily improves blood flow to the brain, enhancing memory and attention.12,13,14,15
Speeds up the production of mitochondria, our body’s main energy producer. It also improves muscle mass and muscle regeneration in older adults, especially when used alongside exercise.16
Polyphenols are one of the compounds to activate healthy cell growth17,18,19 as they are believed to block the growth and development of malignant cells.17,20
Protects cartilage degradation and increases production of cartilage and collagen at joints.21