CBS 60 Minutes Resveratrol Ticket to Fountain of Youth

The CBS 60 Minutes show aired a special about anti-aging resveratrol back in January, 2009. This evening they updated the story. The laboratory research that began with mice and monkeys have moved to humans. First, there was a pre-diabetic group participating in resveratrol studies, and results were very positive. Right now there is a group of people with cancer that are participating in clinical trials.

As the doctors who lead resveratrol research discussed, the goal is for humans to live longer, healthier lives. While we might not be able to turn the clock back 30 years, scientists have found a way to slow down aging. There is a gene in all human bodies that is not an active gene. By finding a way to turn on the gene, it enables the body to fight aging including diseases like diabetes, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimers.

The scientists discussed the studies with the monkeys in the lab. Even the ‘fat’ monkeys – those that were not on calorie restricted diets – who were given resveratrol were healthier and lived longer. Their organs that were inspected after their deaths appeared very healthy and youthful.

This is great news for humans because, until now, the only option we have for effective anti-aging is what’s called calorie restriction. Restricting our daily diets by 30 to 35% of calories consumes will keep the human body younger, leaner, and healthier. The problem is that most humans can not sustain this kind of diet. The food is not desirable and most people are hungry all of the time.

The show featured a group called ‘The Skinnys’ who are part of a study of people who commit to staying on a calorie restricted diet. The food that they showed was not exactly appealing. The people were very skinny and looked healthy but it is doubtful that the majority of people could live that kind of lifestyle.

The option to be able to take a pill and know that we can have better health while living the same kind of lifestyle we are accustomed is exciting to most of us. This resveratrol pill may help people who are already aging to fight disease and let them be more active and have more energy and better quality of life.

It was stated in the show that this fountain of youth pill may be still 5 years from market, if it passes as a pharmaceutical at all. What we have now is resveratrol in supplement form. You have to do your homework on the amount of resveratrol you find in a particular brand. This is going to vary in a big way. Many companies have jumped on resveratrol like it is a fad and put together products that are not high quality or highly concentrated.

There are safe and effective pharmaceutical grade resveratrol supplements that have 10X more resveratrol than other brands. You will need higher concentrations in order to see results. It is also important to choose a reputable brand with their own science behind the product to insure that a formula is available that will actually get absorbed in your body in an amount that can impact aging in a measurable way.

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15 thoughts on “CBS 60 Minutes Resveratrol Ticket to Fountain of Youth”

  1. I am a red wine Girl after hearing about all the health benefits many, many years ago. Many people can’t believe my age. I don’t know if this has anything to do with it but I thankful to say the list.

  2. Hi Vicki,

    The information about resveratrol, as with all natural products, being linked to positive health effects is always good news in my mind. First of all, we are slowly starting to move from a “don’t worry about it ’til its broke then fix it mentally” to one that is actually structured to “prevent breakage (so to speak)” from the beginning.

    From my perspective, every time we start using naturally concentrated products, they deliver more than just the main component also providing trace material that may well be assisting benefit of it.

    Thanks for the post … very enlightening

  3. It sounds like this could be a very worthwhile dietary addition, mind you I expect it will take a real slog to get it approved as it’s bound to be considered pretty controversial.

    Thanks for posting about this, it’s always interesting to see new ideas like this being aired.

  4. I had no idea how effective resveratrol was in slowing down the aging process. We have been taking it, in low doses, as a part of our nutritional supplements for some time. I am completely amazed by some of the results. We will increase out intake. Thank you for the information. We both enjoy you blog. Thanks!

    Jon & Cheryl Clayton

  5. Very interesting! The benefits of a product like this would be wonderful if it works and is affordable to the general population.

    Looking and feeling younger starts with preventing many diseases that we see in society today.

  6. It’s the fountain of youth.

    My husband had a heart attack several years ago. He’s in great shape, but has heart disease. Doctor told him that drinking a glass of red wine every day would be good for him.

  7. Hi five folks – well I for one is very happy I found my way here seeing red wine happens to be my favorite tipple I like the idea of this video on your site ts the future towards better communication – just like red wine is to our consumption only a couple of glasses a day keeps heart disease at bay – but you still have to eat Five a day..
    Great topic on a great blog on a great day – thanks a bunch to your happy hours

    The best thing to do is be happy and live well “Life truly is Beautiful”
    Phillip Skinner

  8. Resveratrol is an interesting product although it seems as though many people have used it as an excuse to chug-a-lug red wine. 🙂 Rexveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes so I’m wondering about the difference between wine and simply eating grapes? I assume that the wine is more concentrated and that’s why it’s preferable. I suspect that Resveratrol is only one component of a long and healthy life. Lifestyle has got to play a significant part, too.

    Sydney Johnston

  9. I think I would totally go for the restricted calorie diet… j/k.

    Yeah, one of my buddies was talking about this supplement from a company he was building a system for. Very interesting.


  10. Wow! I hope this is true. I personally love red wine and have a glass every night. What they’re saying makes sense, so I hope that they find this info to be accurate. I am a big fan of science, so I definitely believe it is possible.

  11. This is exciting news. I guess we’ve been searching for a fountain of youth for centuries now. It’d be great if we could just figure out a way for people to be healthier as they age. This alone would help people live longer because they’d live a more active lifestyle as they got healthier.

    I am convinced that there are ways to at least slow down the aging process. That alone would be an accomplishment.

    Thanks for letting us know about this. I had somehow missed the original showing of “60 Minutes.”

    Steve DeVane

  12. Interesting article. I must say though that I am a strong advocate of healthy eating, staying active. While the study does seem to show some scientific evidence to help slow down aging, I think the task is simpler than it seems.

    All of this scientific research is great but sometimes I think it makes it a little more complicated than it really needs to be. As I said, healthy diet and active living.


  13. I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is superb; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

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