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Polyphenols are the substances in red wine, olive oil, and more foods that have such great health benefits. WHY should you care about POLYPHENOLS? You are in luck because I just facilitated a training session on natural supplements for a group and can explain! Put your “thinking caps” on and dive into these details…

First, let us understand their relationship to antioxidants better. The antioxidants we consume in food are called exogenous antioxidants. The body is ALSO capable of creating antioxidants called endogenous antioxidants. They often have very short life cycles and are used very rapidly in metabolic processes. In addition to providing exogenous antioxidant protection against free-radical damage to cells, polyphenols also support the endogenous production and recycling of antioxidants made in the body. Therefore, polyphenols are important! MAIN POINT-antioxidants produced in our body are supported by polyphenols. Both antioxidants and polyphenols have great health benefits!

I currently take natural supplements which contains a great daily dose of polyphenols! They are in an energy blend which helps give you a boost each day, clearer thinking along with additional health benefits. There is also a brand new supplement that is a polyphenol complex. It’s used most often to lessen occasional aches and pains, better sleep and for stiffness. I use this one for occasinal muscle soreness or to help with sleep when feeling stressed or just not well.
Here are some highlights on some of the polyphenols(click each one):

Resveratrol(Polygonum cuspidatum)

many studies have been done and shown its effectiveness against cancer, effects on diseases involving inflammation, diabetes and cell apoptosis(cell suicide). A substance found in wine(from grapes) -attributes to some of the health benefits in it. Key for energy production. Go to and prepare to be AMAZED at the results from the all the studies on this substance when used against cancer. Very promising! Here is the link to the study on Resveratrol and tumors

Ellagic Acid(pomegranate)

Studies indicate pomegranates to be beneficial to type 2 diabetics. Per webmd, it is used as a treatment for internal parasites in some countries plus 60+ studies are registered with the National Institutes of Health for 2015 for various ailments such as lymphoma, diabetes, memory, kidney disease and osteoporosis. It will be great to see the results from all these studies as they come about. Interesting! Check out to see studies that have already concluded to read results and for more info.

Proanthocyanidins (grape seeds)

Known to bond with collagen for youthful skin benefitting its elasticity, flexibility and more. Some studies show them effective against tumors. More research is being done too! Yay! Bring it on! I love natural options for fighting disease.

Curcumin from Turmeric Root

Promising studies are being done that show this substance has positive effects on inflammation and can support those with RA, IBS, Chron’s, Diabetes, and more.


Anti-inflammatory, high in anti-oxidants soothing to GI tract

Green tea extract(caffeine free)

Many use it to improve mental alertness, sooth GI tract, many use against various forms of cancer…tons of studies and info on the web and in books to back this up. Google it and see for yourself! People use it to lower blood pressure, for Chron’s, chronic fatigue and more.

Tummy Tamer blend

Ginger, peppermint, caraway ALL help with soothing GI tract and help your body handle the supplements better once they hit your belly. Amazing support!

It contains Frankincense too

NOW…the question is…why NOT to put these polyphenols in your body? I really don’t know the answer to that. I use it when I have exercised and am sore plus when the weather comes and the joints get a little stiff. I am in remission from my autoimmunes, but a good thunder storm still makes me feel a little off in my body and this helps. It also makes for an incredibly good night’s sleep. Also, please note that these are all in the supplements that I take daily. So, if you are already using the same thing that I do, good news, you are getting ALL of these benefits now!!!!
Now that your head is spinning with facts, I am done. Let me know if you would like more info on how you can obtain supplements with these polyphenols. Just send me a message on the contact page!