What are Health Benefits of Resveratrol?

The health benefits of resveratrol have only just begun to be discovered. It has been called the Fountain of Youth. It has been called the key to longevity. I have heard the terms healthy old age, beat the clock, rejuvenation drug, quest to put death on hold – all exciting in terms of living longer and being healthier. Resveratrol is found in high concentrations in the skin of grapes. It has been studied for years and a pharmaceutical drug is currently in development. Right now, we have natural supplements available with resveratrol.

So what health benefits can we expect from resveratrol? First, when we look at aging, we know that as the body ages we can develop diseases of aging like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimers. There is a longevity gene in our body that can effectively fight aging, and specifically these diseases of aging. Scientists have known about it for years. The problem is that it is only turned on during extreme dieting, or calorie restriction. Most people can not maintain that kind of daily diet because it involves cutting calories 30 to 35% and is very hard to do without being hungry all of the time. When we eat a lot of food, and many of us eat more food than our body needs each day, this gene is turned off.

What resveratrol can do, in the right amounts, is to trick the body into thinking it is on a calorie restriction diet so that the longevity gene can be turned on. In this way, the body can maintain healthy blood levels and healthy cells that fight the diseases of aging. Another scientific discovery that can partner with resveratrol in the fight against aging are polyphenols, powerful phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables.

There are four mechanisms of aging in our bodies. First, DNA damage occurs daily when the cells in your body are attacked and not able to function optimally. Next, we have genetic regulators that help build and repair cells. Third is the declining energy in our cells that occurs when free radicals damage cells. Last, there are AGE proteins that are formed when our cells are not functioning properly, and can cause cell death.

Current science has brought us natural supplements that include both resveratrol and polyphenols that can impact all four mechanisms of aging. It is up to the anti-aging consumer to do his or her homework and find a brand with the significant amount of resveratrol that is needed to turn on the longevity gene that prolongs life and vitality, and has the polyphenols to fight aging.

What are some healthy considerations you should know about resveratrol and polyphenols? Some resveratrol-only supplements have Emodin (a chemical laxative) that can be hard to tolerate in the digestive system. Others have very small amounts of resveratrol so that many doses would be needed daily to get the kind of effect that science has shown to work. The highest concentration of polyphenols can be found in the muscadine (super) grape which contains an extra chromosome (that no other grape has) and ellagic acid (also not found in ordinary grapes) that is associated with anti-aging.

There are challenges in the preparations of supplements like resveratrol and polyphenols. It is a fact that not all companies that produce one or the other have the science or the research to develop extraction methods that can preserve the full potency, complex formulations that get absorbed, and high quality ingredients that can provide results you can measure.

To learn more about what the health benefits of resveratrol are, visit the world’s only cellular anti-aging tonic of resveratrol and polyphenols.

7 thoughts on “What are Health Benefits of Resveratrol?”

  1. Pingback: What are Health Benefits of Resveratrol? | diabetes

  2. Fountain of youth works for me!

    So what is the difference in how much reservatrol mg you get from a glass of red wine as compared to the tonic you can buy?

  3. I find it amazing that medical and technological breakthroughs during the 20th Century helped extend the longevity of life to the point where many of the problems of getting older became commonplace. Now it’s Mother Nature’s turn to provide the answer to help make extended life more youthful, productive and happy.

    And to answer Rita’s question … it would take many bottles of wine to deliver the same amount of resveratrol if I am not mistaken.

  4. Resveratrol certainly sounds very exciting with regards to aging. I would love to combat aging, but I don’t think drinking many bottles of wine! I’m hoping Resveratrol is not too expensive.

  5. Rita-

    Thanks so much for your comment and question!

    It takes 100 glasses of wine to get the same resveratrol that is in 1 serving of Vivix. A month’s worth of daily doses is 3000 glasses of red wine (much easier to take a teaspoon of Vivix!!). If you watch the resveratrol video that is here on the website (look at the top of the left column to watch), it states how you need significant amounts to impact aging. When I was researching other brands of resveratrol, I was amazed at how little resveratrol is included. Vivix also has polyphenols from the super (muscadine) grape to further impact aging.


  6. A longevity gene that can be turned on and off by how many calories or wine we consume – Am I the only one that thinks that sounds a little funny. I’m not challenging the truth in it, it just sounds a little odd.
    If reducing calorie intake by 30-35% will actually make one healthier, this brings up a different question .. do we really need a 2000 calorie diet like they say if in fact we’ll be healthier with less calories?

  7. Hmm, so the very act that compels us to satiate hunger pangs, dramatic calorie reduction, flips the anti-aging switch. How Ironic.

    Also ironic the behavior of some nutritional companies that market products that, by design, contain either additional chemicals or nominal amounts of this anti-aging trigger so that their customers are definitively malnourished by the very product those companies sell those unsuspecting clients.

    Isn’t it sad that some companies have so little faith in their marketing model that they would stoop to such low-minded practices? Thanks for putting out the truth.

    I appreciate you,

    Bill Tessore

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