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.