Resveratrol Antioxidant capsules

Resveratrol Antioxidant capsules

What is Resveratrol

You may have heard physicians recommending that drinking a glass of red wine can be beneficial for your health. This is due to the presence of a naturally occurring antioxidant Resveratrol being present.

“Antioxidants can impede and even repair the damage to skin cells that come with aging… Soft, radiant, younger-looking skin is the gratifying result”

-Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Dermatologist

Resveratrol supplements hit headlines in 2006 being hailed as a wonder drug claiming to fight ageing and aid weight loss, and spurred a great deal of interest within the scientific community to study the antioxidants effect on ageing.

In contrast with a glass of red wine which contains around 640 mcg of Resveratrol in a small glass, our recommended Resveratrol supplement contains 240,000 mcg of Resveratrol in each capsule (240 mg).

If you are looking to get the maximum anti-ageing benefits, a Resveratrol supplement is preferable to drinking hundreds of bottles of red wine (although arguably the latter may be more enjoyable for some).

Scientific backing

In November 2006, a team of researchers from the Harvey Medical School and the National Institute on Ageing examined the effect a treatment of Resveratrolhad on the lifespan of obese mice.

Comparing a group fed with a high calorie diet, and another following a high calorie diet with Resveratrol supplement, the Resveratrol treated mice had a lifespan that was on average 15% longer than their untreated counterparts.

In addition, researchers noted:

“They are also living more active, better lives. Their motor skills actually show improvement as they grow older.”

-David Sinclair, HMS associate professor of pathology

Dr Sinclair admitted he and his wife both use a Resveratrol supplement.

A high calorie diet in humans can lead to heart disease and diabetes risk factors such as high glucose and insulin levels. The Resveratrol treated mice had significantly lower levels of these risk factors than their counterparts meaning a lowered chance of developing diabetes.

The study was of particular interest to the American Heart Foundation and American Diabetes Association for this reason.

Ohio State University studied Resveratrol in 1997 and concluded that R was able at a cellular level to inhibit cancer cells from dividing.

Benefits

In summary Resveratrol can:

  • Act as an anti-inflammatory
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Counteract some negative effects of a high calorie diet
  • Increase longevity

I withhold judgement on the reported anti-cancer benefits of Resveratrol until further research has been completed.

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