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Resveratrol’s chemical structure gives it the ability to activate the sirtuin gene. This gene is important in suppressing DNA instability and allowing for repair of damaged DNA. One of the known causes of aging is the decreased ability for older cells to perfectly replicate DNA in every new cell. The build up of "DNA debris" in cells is connected to aging and the death of individual cells. Resveratrol increases the rate of deacetylation, which controls whether a gene is turned on or off. By controlling the rate of deacetylation and activating the sirtuin gene, resveratrol is demonstrated to have longevity effects
Res What?! Resveratrol?
But, take it from our expertise, there is a lot of great hype & stellar advertising to create a buyer’s frenzy all to attract aging consumers onto the next big anti-aging & even weight loss natural supplement. Okay, so here is the brief on what makes one Resveratrol supplement better than the next one…
We know its hard to pronounce but one should know what it is first?
Resveratrol is naturally found in certain plants, primarily in the skins of fruit, but can also be found in the leaves and vines. It is found in the strongest concentrations in the red Muscatine grapes that make red wine, the red wine itself, blueberries, cranberries, peanuts, and Japanese knotweed. We did find that most researchers believe that the concentrations that are found naturally aren’t strong enough to offer the same benefits as the more concentrated Resveratrol found in some of the higher quality supplements that contain much higher amounts than can be found in a natural diet of these particular foods or red wine. Not only not strong enough but one has to consumer a lot of calories to get the health benefits of it, well over 1000 bottles of red wine to gain its health benefit.
Straight up Fact:Standardized Trans Isomers Resveratrol is the type of product you should be looking for on the label. All Harvard Studies & Anti-aging research indicates results based on trans type.
You should know this:
There are two types of Resveratrol – Trans and Cis. The great benefits you read about ; antioxidant, weight management, aging, cardiovascular and longevity benefits were tested using the trans type. They didn’t get the same results from the cis type, who’s they you ask? Harvard Studies indicated some impressive research as well as other scientific findings based out of Europe, based on trans type of the ingredient.
Price? Buyer Beware of course. One thing we did find interesting: There was a lot of varied price comparison (based upon the actual amount of Resveratrol found in each product and the prices varied wildly – from .12 cents per 100 mg to over $45 per 100 mg!