I received my first piece of spam mail through my PO Box on Thursday. I have been faithfully checking the mail for my Davids Tea order to arrive. Imagine my disappointment when I saw this instead:
The Red Wine Pill – latest scientific discovery. The French know what they are doing drinking red wine. It’s called the French Paradox. French people can eat pastries, buttery croissants and all those yummy desserts due to the amount of red wine they drink. Take this pill and you can too.
The pill claims it can help you:
- Look younger
- Enjoy boundless energy
- Support healthy cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels naturally
- Flexible, comfortable joins
- Helps with inflammation
The pill gives you Resveratrol and they claim it’s equivalent to drinking 10 bottles of red wine every day.
The science behind the claim
“Because scientists discovered that when fat, unhealthy mice supplemented their diets with resveratrol, they actually lived as long, or longer, than healthy mice”
“You see, scientists fed a group of mice a high calorie diet along with a highly absorbable form of resveratrol.
And when they ran tests on the mice’s metabolism, their blood sugar was lower and they showed more sensitivity to their body’s own insulin.
What’s more, a 2006 study not only confirmed these findings but showed that resveratrol can actually increase overall metabolism.
In other words…The ingredients in the Red Win Pill can help you feel fantastic – without sweating for hours in the gym”
What does it cost?
- A six month supply – six bottles – $179.95
- A three month supply – two bottles – $99.95 (not sure how 3 months is 2 bottles while 6 months is 6 bottles and one month is one bottle but this is what they say!)
- A one month supply – $49.95
This is the first I have ever heard of this product. and I’m surprised it was delivered to my mailbox. The pamphlet was 8 pages long, like a small magazine. Definitely would have cost some money to print. There are no documented sources for the proven science behind this product. Nor are there any documented sources proving it’s safety. I did some searching online and found some sites that say it is safe. I found this article reporting that you need you be cautious of companies not being honest with the amount of Resveratrol they claim their product contains.
Bottom line, I’m not buying! I don’t drink red wine but I know a glass now and then is known to be good for you. If I wanted the benefits of resveratrol I would drink red wine before I’d start popping pills. If anyone has any experience with it though I would love to hear some feedback! For now, I’m saving my $$ for the gym.