By Ian Kitchen, Groove Operations and Brand Manager
It’s been a year since everyone’s lives were turned upside down by the pandemic. Suffice it to say, we’ve been at home…a lot. Our lives are reminiscent of Groundhog Day: wake up, work, clock in as a virtual teacher’s aide, repeat. Where do you go to decompress when home and the workplace have melded into one amorphous space? As a result, many of us have become amateur sommeliers to cope with those blurred boundaries. Wine has less calories than beer, and a glass or two is enough to just take the edge off. After all, red wine is actually good for us…right? Well, yes and no. With a little supplementing, you can actually enhance the benefits of red wine without drinking copious amounts. The polyphenol known as resveratrol is the key ingredient in red wine, and it can provide powerful full-body benefits:
Studies have shown that red wine can help protect the lining of blood vessels due to resveratrol’s anti-inflammatory properties. By loosening arteries, this can help prevent the long-term cholesterol buildup that leads to heart attacks.
Antioxidants get a lot of hype for a reason. Oxidative stress is when the body creates oxygen-reactive compounds—sometimes referred to as free radicals—at a rate that outpaces a biological system’s ability to fight them. The polyphenols found in wine can aid the body in balancing these processes, potentially adding more years of optimal cognitive performance.
Regulate Insulin Levels
Studies have shown that drinking wine can potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other related conditions. This is because the contained compounds assist the body in regulating insulin sensitivity.
Improve Digestive Health
According to researchers, wine drinkers are associated with lower body mass index and lower levels of cholesterol. Additionally, the anti-bacterial components of red wine can combat bad bacteria from infecting the lining of your stomach.
Due to the trace amounts of resveratrol (~5mg per glass), these effects are gradual and long term. Supplementing your post-work wine regimen is a fantastic way to help turn long term into short term. Oh Grape contains 500mg of potent resveratrol. It acts as an antioxidant, natural anti-inflammatory, supports the immune system, and helps expedite muscle recovery time. Groove brings vitamin D3, vitamin C, and magnesium into the mix, ensuring the body gets everything it needs to operate at its best. Oh Grape is the first resveratrol supplement that is also a multivitamin, and provides nutrients for the body without intensive meal planning—or dangerous amounts of alcohol.