Resveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, Japanese knotweed, peanuts, cranberries, and blue berries and is part of the plant’s natural defense mechanism against disease and infection. Resveratrol is the ingredient responsible for the health benefits of drinking moderate amounts of red wine. Emerging research continues to uncover new anti-aging and disease fighting benefits of resveratrol. Scientists believe that resveratrol may be a modern-day fountain of youth.
Researchers first became interested in resveratrol while trying to explain the “French paradox”. Despite a diet rich in saturated fats, the French have a surprisingly low incidence of heart disease. Scientists theorized that something in red wine was protecting them and they focused on resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Continuing research has broadened our knowledge of resveratrol and scientists now believe that resveratrol not only protects the heart but can protect against a number of age related diseases. Some of the foremost anti-aging experts believe that resveratrol can literally extend life.
There is ongoing research at the NIH into the anti-aging benefits of restricting caloric intake. What scientists are finding is that animals that eat less and have less body fat usually get less heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. Animals on a calorie restricted diet lived 30% longer than the chubby control group. In essence, by reducing the caloric intake of these animals, scientists extended their healthy life. Somehow, restricting calories puts the body in defense mode and activates a natural genetic defense against disease.
The worlds best aging experts are beginning to see the answer to the most important and complex question of all time. What controls the aging process? Scientists have charted the gene expression that causes this longevity and believe this may lead to increasing human life span by twenty to thirty healthy years. Landmark research is now showing that the same gene switching that occurs with caloric restriction can be activated by resveratrol.
Ongoing research into the anti-aging benefits of resveratrol has demonstrated its ability to extend the life of various species by mimicking this anti-aging gene expression. Research has shown resveratrol helps protect the cardiovascular system, supports healthy blood lipids (cholesterol & triglyceride), and promotes healthy blood vessel function.
Researchers also believe that resveratrol may have important anticancer benefits. In laboratory studies, resveratrol has been found to inhibit the growth of numerous cancers. Scientists have also noted that red wine drinkers suffer a decreased risk of colorectal cancer. Research continues to show promise that resveratrol may someday be show beneficial in treating and preventing diabetes, and certain types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease.
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate (vegetable source)
Directions: As a dietary supplement take 1 or more capsules daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional.