Polyphenols! What are they and Why do we need them?

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  • Polyphenols are micronutrients with antioxidant activity, found most abundantly in whole foods such as dried spices, fruits, vegetables, red wine, and cocoa
  • Polyphenols play an important role in preventing and in reducing the progression of diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases
  • Polyphenols also play an important role as a prebiotic, increasing the ratio of beneficial bacteria in your gut, which is important for health, weight management, and disease prevention
The above info is from Dr. Mercola.
doTERRA has a polyphenol supplement. Here are the key ingredients and benefits in the supplement.
FRANKINCENSE – Supports the body’s response to cancer, supports joint health and may help to prevent arthritis.
TUMERIC ROOT EXTRACT (CURCUMIN) – Curcumin is a polyphenol found in turmeric root. May help to reduce oxidative stress
GREEN TREE LEAF EXTRACT – May decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
POMEGRANATE FRUIT EXTRACT – This well-researched polyphenol has been studied for its ability to prevent low – density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation – a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
GRAPE SEED EXTRACT -may help to decrease oxidized LDL in people with high cholestesterol.
RESVERATROL – Has antioxidant properties and may help to improve mitochondrial function in cells.
TUMMY TAMER BLEND – A blend of peppermint leaf, ginger root extract and caraway seed to help keep the stomach calm.
Here is my personal experience with the Polyphenol Complex. My 8 year Rottweiler was becoming lame. The vet said he could do an operation that would be at least a 12 week recovery with 2 – 3 physical therapy sessions a day. I knew that this would be too traumatic for him and he probably wouldn’t survive this….so I thought…what do I have to loose? I knew this supplement helped with inflammation and so I started giving him one capsule a day in his food. With 2 weeks, his limping stopped and he has been limp free since. Now this could be a total coincidence but I am convinced it had everything to do with him taking the polyphenol supplement.