Resveratrol is a natural chemical compound, that’s part of a group of called polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant-diverted micronutrients that are full of antioxidants and play a vital role in protecting the body against damage. Resveratrol is found in grape skin, red wine, berries, peanuts, as well as dark chocolate. It has gained attention for its reported anti-aging and disease fighting properties.
Research on the effects of resveratrol by professor David Sinclair and his team in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School have reported promising results.
Resveratrol activates a protein in the body called SIRT1. That gene is believed to protect the body against the effects of obesity and the diseases of aging. A study done on mice found that some mice given resveratrol lived longer, showed improved glucose metabolism, vascular function and reduced bone loss.
Although there’s still not enough data to confirm its effectiveness in humans early research does suggest it might help protect the body against the disease such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, as well as aging.
Studies on mice show an extended life span of up to 15% but more notable is that the mice are more physically capable until their end.
Human trials are to begin soon and resveratrol is already becoming a popular supplement amongst the life extension community.
Good place to start leaning more is a recent podcast with David Sinclair and Joe Rogan. Link below
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