First and only Resveratrol reserve
- 99% Ultra Pure Trans-Resveratrol
- Sourced From French Wine Country
- Proprietary Red Wine Complex
- Scientific Safety and Effectiveness Studies
What is Resveratrol?
Have you ever heard of anyone drinking red wine for the health benefits and wondered what makes red wine healthy? Researchers and scientists around the world have discovered the answer in recent years and found that one of the main healthy ingredients in red wine is RESVERATROL. Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes that is naturally produced in grapes and other plants IN response to stress, injury, and radiation. The antimicrobial properties of resveratrol help to protect the plant under these harmful circumstances.
Resveratrol became well known in the 1990’s as a result of the studies surrounding the French Paradox; the observation that the French, while consuming a high-fat diet, still had a very low occurrence of heart disease compared to other countries. Researchers suggested that the factor lowering the occurrence of heart disease may be the higher consumption of red wine by the French. As a result, the possible health benefits of red wine were studied which led to the focus on resveratrol as the key component to the health benefits of red wine.
Health Benefits of Resveratrol
So what are the health benefits of resveratrol? Since the emergence of resveratrol as the main contributing factor the health benefits of red wine, numerous studies have been done surrounding resveratrol and life extension, cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, and the Sirtuin 1 gene, also known as the longevity gene. Numerous test tube studies (in vitro) have been done on resveratrol as well as animal studies that have shown the following health benefits:
- Resveratrol extends lifespan of many species, most recently shown in mice fed a high calorie diet.
- Additional study of genes in these animals suggest resveratrol works through various mechanisms including those that alter energy metabolism and cell survival.*
- In studies of lifespan and aging in vertebrates, other positive effects of resveratrol were also shown:
- Maintenance of nurocognitive function*
- Improved balance, sensory-motor coordination and endurance*
- Improved insulin sensitivity*
- Resveratrol appears to have a similar effect on genes as caloric restriction, a model known for reducing the effects of aging.*
More human trial studies are needed to show the health benefits of resveratrol but according to the studies done so far, the possible health benefits of resveratrol for humans are as follows:
- Promotes healthy cell reproduction and function*
- High-potency rejuvenation compound that neutralizes the aging effects of free radicals and oxidative stress that can lead to premature aging of cells*
- Promotes sustained muscle function*
- Supports a healthy weight*
- A potent antioxidant supporting cardiovascular health*
- Helps to counteract muscle fatigue and supports muscle recovery after exercise*
- Supports energy and stamina*
- Mimics the effect of calorie restricted diets with promoting longevity*
- Aids immune system function*
Resveratrol Supplements – WARNING!
The amount of resveratrol in red wine is very small so you would need to drink a lot of wine to increase your intake of resveratrol. Because drinking 100 glasses of wine per day is obviously not recommended, many people turn to resveratrol supplements to increase their intake of resveratrol. As is the case with all supplements, resveratrol supplements are NOT all created equal. It is important to find a high-quality supplement with ingredients and quality you can trust and one that will give your body the highest probability of being able to use the nutrition to create health benefits.
There are many important factors to consider when purchasing a resveratrol supplement but three factors of high importance are the form of resveratrol, the level of purity, and the source. Resveratrol exists in two forms: trans-resveratrol and cis-resveratrol. Trans-resveratrol has been shown to have higher bio-availability and therefore it is important when choosing a supplement to make sure it contains trans-resveratrol. The level of purity for resveratrol supplements is a major concern because although a supplement may claim a high level of trans-resveratrol, it may have a 50% or less level of purity. Always look for a level of purity close to 100%. Also make sure the supplement you are purchasing has scientific studies to back up its claims.
Many resveratrol supplements when tested have been found to only contain a fraction of the resveratrol content claimed on the bottle!
The third factor is the resveratrol source. Many resveratrol supplements come from the Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum Cuspidatum) which is harvested close to the ground compromising its quality and safety. Instead, look for resveratrol supplements sourced from red wine grapes that are the exact same resveratrol found in red wine and whose quality is not compromised because the grapes grow high off the ground. Get more information on choosing a quality resveratrol supplement.