Resveratrol (Angi-aging, Cardio and Neuroprotective) - Paula Owens, MS

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20 Health Benefits of Resveratrol

Resveratrol - Paula Owens, MS Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Health PractitionerResveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes that has a variety of health-promoting benefits due to the polyphenols it contains. These compounds are also found in berries, green tea, cocoa, dark chocolate, olives and walnuts.

Pinot Noir wine contains the highest concentration of resveratrol. It’s important to remember that grapes are one of the most pesticide-laden produce, making it essential to reach for organic wine when it’s time to fill that glass.

Health Benefits of Resveratrol

   * Reduces oxidative stress * Improves exercise tolerance, supports muscle recovery
   * Induces weight loss * Improved cognitive function
   * Improves insulin sensitivity * Reduces plaque formation in the brain
   * Anti-cancer properties * Anti-viral properties (inhibits growth of yeast)
   * Brain-boosting properties * Flame fighter – reduces inflammation
   * Cell protector, mitochondrial health
* Extends life expectancy, turns on longevity gene
   * Lowers risk of heart disease * Increases cholesterol bile secretion
   * Increases testosterone * Raises nitric oxide
   * Lowers blood pressure * Protects skin from cancer
   * Increases adiponectin * Improves endothelial dysfunction (cardio protective)

Resveratrol has been found to mimic caloric restriction, which has been shown to increase life expectancy by more than 30 percent!

To reap the above health benefits, supplementing with resveratrol may be beneficial. However, be aware that all resveratrol supplements are not created equal.

Studies have found that trans-Resveratrol (not cis) is the only bioactive form. Mark Houston, M.D. in conjunction with Biotics Research developed ResveraSirt-HP, a high potency 250 mg capsule that contains 99% standardized extract of trans-resveratrol (the highest potency available) derived from the roots of Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed). In addition to resveratrol, ResveraSirt-HP contains quercetin and IP-6. Quercetin has demonstrated the ability to decrease resveratrol metabolism, allowing for a longer half-life, while IP-6 functions as a strong toxic heavy metal chelator, adding stability to the formula.

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