Berkem, a company pioneering research into the antioxidant properties of plant polyphenols, has launched a new vine-based certified organic purified product: the first 100% organic extract titrated in Resveratrol.
Wine-making provides a great source of vine-based renewable raw materials and which are rich in polyphenols. A particularly interesting compound has attracted the attention of Berkem. The resveratrol, which is a polyphenol belonging to the stilbene family, more commonly known as "the longevity molecule".
With its expertise in the research and extraction of plant polyphenols, Berkem has been working on developing the organic French Grapevine extract thanks to a strong partnership with the French producers: The raw material for extracting the resveratrol is rigorously selected from organic farming grape varieties and is sustainable from French vineyards that are particularly rich in this type of polyphenol. With soft extractions, Berkem has succeeded in obtaining a final organic product with a resveratrol content that is as yet unsurpassed from this renewable raw material.
The extract obtained is a 100% organic powder highly titrated in antioxidant compounds:
>=15% resveratrol derivatives
The Organic French Grapevine Extract is intended for food supplements, functional food and nutricosmetic products.
Benefits of resveratrol
- Antioxidant action. Combats oxidative stress.
- Cardiovascular protection (some scientists attribute the "French Paradox" to the presence of trans resveratrol in red wine).
- Positive impact on longevity due to the activation of sirtuins.
- Weight and blood sugar management
- Excellent for bone health
Berkem facts and figures
- Line of business: plant extraction
- Thirty years of expertise in plant active ingredient extraction—in particular from pine bark and grape seed—an independent human-sized company that employs 107 people.
- A 6-hectare site in Gardonne, south-west France
- Turnover 2010: 25 million Euros on European and international markets, 50% of sales are exports
- Capacity for processing more than 5,000 tons of plants each year.