Anti-aging supplement: Resveratrol
Your Anti-aging supplement program should include Resveratrol - at least that is what recent research is showing.
In the last eight years researches around the world are finding more and more positive effects of Resveratrol:
- It is good for your heart. As early as 2000, research showed that it "modulates the metabolism of lipids and inhibits the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins and the aggregation of platelets." L. Fremont, 2000.
After additional studies were published scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center noted that "Resveratrol prevents cardiovascular diseases".
- Scientists in Germany found that it can repair DNA damage (2008)
- In 2001 researchers at the College of Pharmacy and University of Illinois Cancer Center said that it has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Other studies show it appears to be useful in both lung cancer and prostrate cancer.
Scientists at the University of Seville, Spain state:
"...one of the most striking biological activities of resveratrol soundly investigated during the late years has been its cancer-chemopreventive potential....it has been demonstrated that this stilbene blocks the multi step process of carcinogenesis at various stages: tumor initiation, promotion, and progression. One of the possible mechanisms for its biological activities involves down regulation of the inflammatory response through inhibition of synthesis and release of pro-inflammatory mediators, modification of eicosanoid synthesis, inhibition of activated immune cells, or inhibiting such as inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) via its inhibitory effects on nuclear factor (kappa)B (NF-(kappa)B) or the activator protein-1 (AP-1).
- Researchers in Germany found that Resveratrol appears to repair some damage to DNA (2008)
- Those in Seoul, Korea found that it "appears to reduce cell death in uv-damaged skin" thus making it useful to sunscreen products.
- Researchers at the University of Sydney found, "The natural polyphenol resveratrol stimulates sirtuins and extends lifespan." (emphasis mine)2007.
- Others have found that it diminishes the experience of pain, that it offers potential benefit for COPD (lungs) and appears to have potential in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
More information about this Anti-aging supplement
With such a list of potential benefits after only a dozen years of research, you are probably asking: "What IS Reseratrol?"and "How can I get some?"
"Resveratrol is a phytoalexin polyphenolic compound found in various plants, including grapes, berries, and peanuts." Yes, this may be the cause of the famous red wine effect found in parts of France. And although there are some specific researchstudies about blueberries, most of the studies about reseratrol from the scientific community use grape skins as the source. (I found no study using peanuts.)
Of course, this is a new area of research. These studies date from about 2000. And there is much research still needed. But this is a substance showing great power and many people are adding it to theirAnti-aging supplement program.
The good news is that you can now buy it in supplement form. The product I , myself, am using is the NSI brandoffered by Vitacost.
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