Resveratrol has gained great attention due to increasing lifespan in the mice studies demonstrated by Dr. David Sinclair. However, there are many different “Resveratrol” available in the market. Have you chosen the right one?! We share the information about what resveratrol is and its benefits. Also, we explain the purity of resveratrol matters when choosing the right resveratrol to supplement your diets.
What’s Resveratrol and its benefits?
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that can be found naturally in red wines and berries. As reported in the journal “Frontiers in Pharmacology”, resveratrol plays a potentially important role in many disorder diseases. The research on this molecule started with the “French paradox,” which describes improved cardiovascular outcomes despite a high-fat diet in French people. Since then, resveratrol has been broadly studied and shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anti-angiogenic effects, which may be beneficial in many disorders, particularly in diseases where oxidative stress plays an important role.
More recently, resveratrol has become very popular due to its ability to increase the lifespan of mice demonstrated by Dr. David Sinclair. However, many other health-related applications by resveratrol are reported every year, such as therapeutic potential in Alzheimer's disease, prevention and treatment of both obesity and diabetes.
How to choose Pure and Effective Resveratrol supplements?
If you are considering adding resveratrol to your diet, it is important to know that there are two molecular forms of resveratrol: trans- and cis-resveratrol. According to scientific studies, trans-resveratrol is the one that shows bioactivity. By doing a quick search on the available resveratrol products in the market, you will find that many companies are selling a mixture of resveratrol, which normally contains only 50% of trans-resveratrol. The other 50% is either cis-resveratrol or other molecules and impurities from the extraction process that you don’t need. And often they call the product “natural resveratrol,” giving you the false impression that they are selling a good product but in reality, it is a lower quality product in terms of purity. The mixed product came in deep brown powder whereas the pure trans-resveratrol is off-white. When purchasing resveratrol, pay great attention to the supplement facts table and aim for “trans-resveratrol” with purity higher than 98%.