Resveratrol is classified as a ‘small molecule compound’ as its molecular weight is less than 1000.
Resveratrol can efficiently pass through cell membranes to treat the cell from within.
Resveratrol can pass through the blood-brain barrier (a blood vessel wall that prevents many ‘larger’ compounds from entering the brain). Thus, resveratrol can treat the brain.
Heat - Research indicates powder resveratrol is stable up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (or 40 degrees Celsius).
Air - Reseach indicates resveratrol is stable when exposed to air (Note: It was once thought that resveratrol was unstable when exposed to air)
Light – Research indicates ultraviolet light can transform resveratrol (i.e. trans-resveratrol) into cis-resveratrol (a much less bioactive form that does not activate sirtuins). Accordingly, it is important to protect resveratrol from ultraviolet light (i.e. sunlight and some overhead lights).
Resveratrol is soluble in Water – around 0.035 grams/liter