Source Naturals - Resveratrol 200 mg - 60 Tablets
Source Naturals Resveratrol 200 contains 200 mg of pure resveratrol, a compound produced by grapes and other plants for protection from environmental stresses. Recent studies have demonstrated that resveratrol activates SIRT I genes, which mimic the healthy aging benefits of caloric restriction. Resveratrol may support heart health by providing the antioxidant protection needed for healthy circulation, and by inhibiting inflammation messengers including NF kappa B.
Resveratrol: A Nutritional Powerhouse
Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, berries, and pine, is being studied worldwide for its phenomenal health benefits. In fact, of the dozen SystemiCare metabolic systems identified by Source Naturals as necessary for optimal health, resveratrol positively affects five: Cells/DNA; Inflammation Response; Antioxidant Defense; Circulation; and Immunity.
Potent Support for Healthy Aging
Researchers at Harvard Medical School recently made headlines when they identified the resveratrol molecule as a compound they believe may hold the key to slowing the human aging process. It has long been known that calorie restriction increases longevity in most mammals, including humans. The Harvard researchers discovered that resveratrol mimics the benefits of caloric restriction by activating the SIRT family of genes. Discovered in the 1990s, these genes tell the body it is running low on nutrients, which triggers processes that protect tissues and burn off fat reserves. Resveratrol stimulates SIRT genes, making the body think it is undergoing calorie reduction. The resulting metabolic actions are beneficial to healthy aging and overall health.
At the core of aging are free radicals and the oxidation process. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with unpaired electrons that are formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Free radicals are highly reactive and can bind with other molecules, potentially initiating a chain reaction as successive molecules lose and gain electrons; the theft of electrons by free radicals can disrupt cellular processes. The signs of normal aging—wrinkles, age spots, loss of function—can be partially attributed to this oxidation process. Antioxidants like resveratrol safely quench free radicals and halt the chain reaction. Resveratrol upgrades the body’s antioxidant capacities. Studies show that it enhances the effectiveness of other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, or beta-carotene.
Healthy Inflammation Response
As one of the most discussed conditions in health research today, Metabolic Inflammation is said to affect over half the U.S. adult population. Metabolic inflammation is our bodies’ natural response to unnatural lifestyle and environmental conditions. Toxic chemicals, junk food, nutrient-imbalanced diets and sedentary lifestyles alter our biochemical metabolism and set our immune systems on overdrive. The inappropriate activation of immune
response can disrupt many bodily systems. Resveratrol has been shown to address metabolic inflammation by inhibiting the inflammation messengers, NF kappa-B, prostaglandin E-2, c-Jun N-terminal kinase, and the
The so-called “French Paradox” has long intrigued researchers. Why is there a lower incidence of heart problems in France, when the French diet has similar quantities of fat to our own? One explanation is the regular,
moderate drinking of red wine—and specifically its components, resveratrol and the other bioflavonoids and polyphenols present in large amounts in the leaves, twigs and bark of grapevines. Red wine, which is fermented with the skins and seeds of the grape tends to contain much larger quantities of these beneficial phytochemicals than white wine, which is fermented only from the juice. Resveratrol may support healthy circulation, according to human and preclinical studies. It enhances nitric oxide production, relaxing blood vessels for enhanced blood flow. It has been shown to reduce the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol) and to promote healthy HDL (good cholesterol) levels.