that resveratrol is a nutrient
that can increase life expectancy in humans.
But which kind should you take,
and at what dosage?
One of the ultimate fables of human history concerns the desire to extend life expectancy.
The myth has been an oral tradition in many cultures throughout the world, and tells the tale of someone enthusiastically in search of a remote and mysterious location, where there will exist waters that have such miraculous curative powers, that any old person who bathes in them will regain his or her youth!
Life Expectancy: In Search of the Fountain of Youth
The odds of you discovering the fountain of youth are unlikely. I should know as I’ve been looking for more than twenty years! Would you settle for a longer-than-average life expectancy, with quality in those added years?
“if you plan on getting your total resveratrol from red wine
you should reconsider your choices”
Scientists today believe we have the ability to modify the aging process by extending life expectancy and giving higher quality to life by reducing the diseases that people typically get when they age.
There is a class of enzymes called sirtuins that exhibits these anti-aging properties. The sirtuins enzymes are universal regulators of aging and life expectancy in all living organisms.
Sirtuins play a role in gene repair, increased cell survival, increased energy metabolism, and the body’s positive response to stress.
Undoubtedly the pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to find a patentable drug that will enhance sirtuin function. Fortunately there is a natural substance that will increase sirtuin activity and that substance is resveratrol. So far, results from the research are pretty astounding.
Studies with resveratrol indicate:
- ▸ yeast treated with resveratrol survive 60% longer than untreated yeast
- ▸ resveratrol increased the lifespan of worms and flies by nearly 30%
- ▸ the lifespan of resveratrol treated fish increased by almost 60%
- ▸ mice fed a high caloric diet and resveratrol have less damage to their livers
- ▸ resveratrol treated mice can run twice as far as those with no resveratrol
Research has given us plenty of data on the clinical benefits of resveratrol:
- ⊙ reduction of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides
- ⊙ inhibits plaque formation in the arteries
- ⊙ aids in blood clot prevention
- ⊙ normalizes blood pressure
- ⊙ regulates blood sugar
- ⊙ enhances the body’s antioxidant pool
Before you rush out to purchase resveratrol you need to understand that not all forms of resveratrol are biologically active. This puts you at the mercy of the manufacturer and their suppliers. As a consumer you must determine that your source of resveratrol is well-tested and documented to be biologically active.
by Jim Harris ~ Jim is a Nutritional Consultant and graduate from the American Naturopathic Medical Institute who recognizes that our bodies have the innate capability for self-healing — especially when the correct information and energy is supplied in combination with the correct food, supplements and herbs.
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