Resveratrol - Benefits, Should you take it? What kind is best?

Resveratrol - Benefits, Should you take it? What kind is best?

What is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a stilbenoid, a type of natural compound known as polyphenols which are produced by plants as a response to injury, attack of pathogens such as fungi or bacteria and UV radiation damage. (Reference) Polyphenols are derived from plants in which the highest concentration is found in the skin of grapes (hence why it is called the red-wine molecule), blueberries and a Japanese plant known as knotweed and a few other plant species. (Reference)

What are the Benefits of Resveratrol?

The French Paradox

Resveratrol has long been thought to be the main contributor to the phenomena known as the ‘French Paradox. The ‘French Paradox’ refers to the comparably low incidence of heart disease occurring in the French population despite a diet that is high in saturated fats, prevalence of high blood pressure and smoking compared to other populations. This has caused people to believe that the high levels of antioxidants (Resveratrol being one of them) consumed from drinking red wine may provide protection against various diseases. (Reference)

Resveratrol and Anti-Aging

On the more scientific side of things, Resveratrol has been one of the most interesting and studied molecules within anti-aging and longevity sciences. Research suggests that Resveratrol targets aging-related decline holistically, in part, by mimicking the natural and strong anti-aging effects of fasting and caloric restriction. (Reference) Resveratrol achieves this by affecting gene expression towards genetic pathways typically associated with longevity, such as SIRT1. (Reference) (Reference)

List of Benefits to Resveratrol

In more practical terms, Resveratrol has been known to:

    • Lowering blood pressure in general (Reference)
      • Reducing the pressure on arteries by lowering systolic blood pressure (Reference)
    • Positive effect on blood fats (Reference) (Reference)
      • Lowering of “bad” LDL Cholesterol and reduce plaque buildup in arteries (Reference) (Reference)
      • Increase “good” HDL cholesterol (Reference)
    • Significant anti-aging effects in animal studies (Reference)
    • Protection against Alzheimer and Cognitive decline (Reference) (Reference)
      • Strong anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effect (Reference)
    • Increased Insulin sensitivity (Reference)
    • Help with joint pain (Reference)
      • Anti-inflammatory effect may prevent arthritis (Reference)
      • Prevents cartilage breakdown which cause joint pain (Reference)
    • Suppress cancer cells in animal studies
      • The results are mixed but in animal studies Resveratrol has shown an ability to fight cancer cells including gastric, colon, skin, breast and prostate cancer (Reference)(Reference)(Reference)(Reference)

Should you Take Resveratrol?

While the potential benefits of taking Resveratrol are plentiful, there are potential factors one should consider.

What dose of Resveratrol is right?

Low amounts of resveratrol naturally contained in foods is considered safe for daily consumption. Even low to medium doses of up to 3000mg per day from supplementation is considered safe for up to six months although some people may experience upset stomach from this dose. (Reference)

The generally accepted dose which industry has arrived at is up to 1000mg pr day inspired by the personal supplemental regime of the leading researcher on Resveratrol, Dr. David Sinclair. (Reference)

What side effects does Resveratrol cause?

Most typical is an upset stomach which can med mediated by lowering the dose or taking with some food.

 

What is the best type of Resveratrol?

Most people do not know that resveratrol is not just Resveratrol.

Resveratrol can be extracted directly from plants, it can be synthetically manufactured and it can be produced through natural yeast fermentation. Within these types of origin there are good and bad qualities as well.

Resveratrol extracts (typically derived from Chinese Knotweed) may contain high levels of heavy metals and low or unknown purity of the important “trans-“-resveratrol as result of their extract-production. Synthetic Resveratrol can be high in trans-resveratrol but may also contain unwanted chemicals such as solvents, PAHs and impurities inherited from their chemical production.

Veri-te™ Resveratrol

Veri-te™ is a Swiss company who is the world-leader in terms of quality Resveratrol. Veri-te™ has developed a unique and innovative yeast fermentation process, similar to how medical-grade insulin and other medicines are produced, which results in a superior performing and safer product. (Reference)

  • >98% Pure Trans-Resveratrol
  • Free from contaminants such as Solvents, Emodin and PAHs as no additives are used for production
  • Free from heavy metals as no plant parts are used in production
  • Superior in efficacy and bioavailability due to the natural fermentation process

Veri-te™ references over 12.000 scientific papers published and over 200 human clinical trials to date as supportive evidence of Resveratrol and its beneficial effect across cardiovascular health, blood glucose support, bone health, memory, and skin health. Read more about the benefits of Veri-te™ on their website. (Reference)

Summary

Resveratrol has incredible potential as an anti-aging and longevity supplement with numerous positive effects on the human body and minimal side effects. There are clear differences in the types of Resveratrol currently on the market. One of the most trusted types of Resveratrol is Veri-Te™ Resveratrol.

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