What is Resveratrol?
More Evidence Emerges that Resveratrol Promotes Brain Health in Humans
Another Study Indicates Resveratrol Can Help the Elderly
Resveratrol Extends the Lifespan of Another Species!
Yet Another Study Showing Resveratrol Helps Type 2 Diabetics
Human Study: Resveratrol Improves Heart Health and Decreases Inflammation
More Light Shed on How Resveratrol Benefits Health
Three New Studies Show Resveratrol’s Ability to Fight Cancer
Can Resveratrol Overcome the Negative Side Effects of Widely Used Drugs?
How Does Resveratrol Work?
Resveratrol Helps Humans Who Have Suffered a Heart Attack!
Another Human Study Shows that Resveratrol Works!!
New Resveratrol Human Study Results are “Stunning”
Resveratrol Can Protect the Young Brain from Oxygen Deprivation and the Resulting Damage
Resveratrol Shown to Fight Breast Cancer....Again
Sources of ResveratrolPills & Powders Pills and powders containing resveratrol are available in a wide range of styles and qualities. While some are nearly 100% pure trans-resveratrol (the form of resveratrol that activates sirtuins) others may be as little as 10% pure. Further, some companies sell pure resveratrol in a micronized form, which increases its absorption into the body (Micronization is the process of greatly reducing the average particle size of a compound). What is more, some resveratrol pills and powers are sold in combination with additional ingredients such as quercetin, pterostilbene, rice bran, grape seed, grape extract, and red wine extract. Currently, most resveratrol products are derived from polygonum cuspidatum (a.k.a. Japanese knotweed) - a plant native to eastern Asia..
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Resveratrol Side Effects
According to tests conducted by Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, human subjects experienced no serious side effects or dose-related side effects when taking 2.5 grams or 5 grams of resveratrol per day for 28 days. Further, the Environmental Protection Agency considers resveratrol to be non toxic and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences commissioned a study that found “adverse affects of resveratrol have not been reported” and “a …dosage of 5-10 Mg… per day was stated to be entirely safe.” But while resveratrol appears safe for short term use, even at high doses (e.g. 2.5 to 5 grams/day), there are still unknowns about the long term side effects of high dose resveratrol. (Note: low doses of resveratrol have been consumed in wine and other natural foods for thousands of years – see the Sources of Resveratrol tab).
Current Resveratrol Studies
Featured Blog PostResveratrol: From Mice to Humans Thursday, August 12th, 2010 12:27 pm
When Harvard scientists revealed to the world in late 2006 that resveratrol can extend the lives of mice on high fat diets and double the endurance of normally fed mice, the media entered into a feeding frenzy. The idea of a compound that allows someone to eat whatever they want, doubles their endurance, and extends their lives was a story for the ages. And the fact that the compound was found in red wine just added fuel to the flames. Cooler heads in the scientific community, however, cautioned that the Harvard studies were conducted on mice – not humans - and that many studies that are promising in mouse models do not transfer over to humans. Many advised that resveratrol supplementation was potentially a waste of money until its effectiveness could be proved in humans. Further, they stated that one would have to consume ‘handfuls of pills’ to gain the type of benefits experienced by the mice.