Nutraceutical characteristics of wine in health promotion and wellness context


  • Hana Kalová Hospital České Budějovice, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology; Endowment Fund EMA (European Medical Agency)
  • Brigita Janečková Hospital České Budějovice, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Miroslav Verner Hospital České Budějovice, Central Laboratory
  • Petr Šimek Academy of Sciences, Biology Centre,. I. V.
  • Andrej Šintaj Institutional pharmacies for the public, Hospital České Budějovice
  • Hana Šťastná Regional Agrarian Chamber of the South Bohemian Region
  • Petr Petr University of South Bohemia in the České Budejovice, Faculty Health and Social Science, Dept. of Clinical and Pre-clinical Disciplines


wine, polyphenols, resveratrol, “French paradox”.


The authors present a brief overview of the history of wine in a historical, cultural, religious and medical context. They also attach a description of the results of their own investigation. They provide an overview of the content of polyphenols, particularly resveratrol, in samples of Moldovan wines, along with information about the content of resveratrol in wine in general. They present instruments to ASSESS the organoleptic properties and an example of a simple and inexpensive method to ASSESS the possible positive impact of regular, moderate wine consumption on immunity in humans. It is discussed the influence of the presence of ethanol and resveratrol in wine together on possible nutraceutical effects. 


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How to Cite

Kalová, H., Janečková, B., Verner, M., Šimek, P., Šintaj, A., Šťastná, H., & Petr, P. (2014). Nutraceutical characteristics of wine in health promotion and wellness context. Acta Salus Vitae, 2(2). Retrieved from