Knowing what resveratrol’s use is can help a person make an informed decision on whether it’s worth it to take a supplement or consume the foods that contain this ingredient. Resveratrol is found in a variety of plants particularly grape skins, peanuts, blueberries and strawberries.
It is also found in some really great foods such as chocolate and wine. The role of resveratrol in plants is to help protect them from damaging bacteria and fungus’s.
Due to some of these protective qualities it can be very useful to humans. One of the biggest ways that this nutrient can be helpful to the human race is that it can turn on a gene called SIRT1. What makes this gene so interesting is that it does enable caloric restriction, which means that it restricts calories and someone can live off a lower amount of food.
In tests on mice that were fed a diet that contains 40 percent few calories live up to 50% longer than regular mice.
Some scientists believe that when a person eats fewer calories they create less free radicals and this can slow the aging process which enables them to live a longer life. However this is all in theory and nothing has been proven in humans as of yet, however studies have shown that resveratrol can extend the life of worms, mice and funguses by as high as 70%.
Another one of resveratrol’s many advantages to humans is the ability of it to potentially fight cancer.
Cancer is a disease that is somewhat like the famous killer Jack the Ripper that terrorized England in the late 1800’s. Not many people now when this ailment will strike or how to cure it.
Some health experts believe that resveratrol can assist with fighting cancer due to its antioxidant capabilities. This nutrient can enable cancerous material to actually commit suicide. Also Scientists in the country of Austria have determined that this vitamin blocks cancer from metastasizing to bone and this can slow the progress of cancer.
There are actually many other ways that resveratrol can improve the health of someone, however these are the top two.
One of the ways someone can get resveratrol is by eating foods that contain this nutrient such as chocolate, blueberries, strawberries, grapes and nuts. However, many experts believe a supplement is a more potent method, since it can contain more resveratrol that is found in a 100 bottles of red wine.
The thing that is very important to realize is that it has not been proven that resveratrol can give someone all the benefits that some companies claim.
Due to this I feel that someone should be very careful when shopping for a supplement. The fact is the industry is very loosely regulated which means that it’s a good possibility that there are supplements right now that are a waste of money and maybe even harmful.
To best protect yourself I have created a FREE guide on the top things someone should be on the lookout for when it comes to a supplement. I also go over the industry and the role of the FDA. To view this guide click on “How to Choose a Good Supplement.”