cellular, physiological and systemic processes. These processes also include the cardiovascular system. One important signaling molecule is Nitric oxide, which initiates smooth muscle relaxation, results in vasodilation of the arteries. This action increases blood flow, the possibility of decreases in blood pressure, and overall improvements in cardiovascular health.
A polyphenol found in red wine and in medicinal plants called Resveratrol has been shown to increase the production of nitric oxide, which leads to protective cardiovascular benefits including decreases in blood pressure or use of medications, lowered cholesterol, and improved cardiovascular ability and athletic performance. Resveratrol has also been shown to prevent the aging process due to its high antioxidant and high ORAC value, leading to the protection of the largest organ of our bodies - our skin!
Source: Therapeutic effect of enhancing endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression and preventing eNOS uncoupling