Rosé may be the official-unofficial choice for #SundayFunday, but there’s one reason to substitute a glass of red occasionally: It’s called resveratrol. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring plant compound found in red wine (white and rosé wines have it too, just lower amounts), and there’s buzz about its health benefits. Specifically, it’s touted as a heart healthy, anti-inflammatory metabolism-booster—in fact, some say resveratrol in wine is why the French stay healthy while enjoying so much butter and fat! Good news for vino drinkers (and Francophiles)! If you don’t drink alcohol (or you stay away from wine specifically), you’re still in luck—resveratrol isn’t just in wine. It’s found in lots of plants, including grapes, peanuts, apples, raspberries, blueberries, plums, and soy, as well as in Japanese knotweed, a traditional herbal remedy for heart disease and strokes (check it out in the WanaLibrary!). Despite the promise of resveratrol, it’s not quite the miracle cure you might expect from all the over-the-top hype. Plus, it’s a challenge to know how much resveratrol your body needs in order to reap the potential benefits. Researchers haven’t yet pinpointed an effective dosage, but they’re working to find ways to increase its bioavailability.
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The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life
In The Longevity Factor, noted neuroscientist and surgeon Joseph Maroon, M.D., offers the definitive look at recent scientific breakthroughs identifying a group of natural substances -- including the much-publicized molecule resveratrol -- that can actually activate a specific set of genes in humans that promote a longer, healthier life. These substances, which make red wine, dark chocolate, and green tea good for us, appear to stave off a wide array of age-related diseases and keep us feeling young and vital. Resveratrol is the centerpiece of headline-making research being conducted at the Harvard Medical School and elsewhere. Only recently, however, have scientists discovered how to isolate resveratrol and concentrate it into an affordable and safe supplement. Already, more than 200 supplements featuring resveratrol have flooded the market, and there are countless more on the way. But which ones work best? What is a consumer to look for on the label? Since resveratrol is a natural substance, can you get enough of it through diet alone, or should you combine diet with a supplement? And what lies on the horizon from the pharmaceutical industry? All those questions and many more are answered in this immensely informative and practical book.
Podcasts about Resveratrol
Dr. Joseph Mercola's Natural Health Articles: The Secrets of Resveratrol's Health Benefits
Scientists have unraveled a mystery that has perplexed scientists since resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine and other foods, was first discovered to have health benefits: how does it control inflammation?
The Detox, Lyme and Health Podcast: Vitamin G & Resveratrol Damages Mitochondria - Dr. Jay Davidson
Research published just two weeks ago shows that resveratrol causes mitochondrial dysfunction. Also discover what I refer to as 'Vitamin G' and how to get it without having to buy another supplement! Visit www.DrJayDavidson.com for more info.
NutritionFacts.org: The Best Source of Resveratrol
Is there any benefit to resveratrol, and if so should we get it from wine, grapes, peanuts, or supplements?
Bio Alchemy: The Daily Biohacking Podcast - Is Wine Healthy or Marketing Bull*? Toxicity, Resveratrol Myths, Genetic Modification, Additives, and Biohacker Friendly Alternatives
Todd White is a biohacker, forward thinker, and one of the owners of Dry Farm Wines, which is the ultimate biohacker's wine, because of it's completely natural composition, without the dozens of nasty additions that most commercially-available wine contains. Wine is full of antioxidants, polyphenols, and a ton of other beneficial compounds, and many say it should be enjoyed as part of a healthy life in moderation.
Holistic Health News & Naturopathy: The Resveratrol and Red Wine Sham That You Must Learn About
Let’s talk about the resveratrol and red wine sham! In this episode, Gregory discusses the specious science behind the alleged benefits of resveratrol on the human body. He chats about how lovers of wine rationalize high consumption of red wine to resveratrol’s apparent benefits, the problem with resveratrol supplements, and the “cooking of the books” to make this antioxidant, anti-aging “gem” look more appealing than the science that backs it up.
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- Biomedicines. Resveratrol: A Double-Edged Sword in Health Benefits. Biomedicines. Resveratrol: A Double-Edged Sword in Health Benefits.
- ConsumerLab.com. Resveratrol Supplements Review (Grape, Red Wine, Polygonum Sources. ConsumerLab.com. Resveratrol Supplements Review (Grape, Red Wine, Polygonum Sources.
- ScienceDirect. Resveratrol. ScienceDirect. Resveratrol.