Red Wine Slows Down Aging

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Red Wine and Resveratrol
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Researchers have found that resveratrol - a component found in red wine and grapes - can significantly reduce age related health problems in middle-aged mice.

A joint team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and National Institute on Aging examined mice, which were given different diets. One group was given a low calorie diet and the other group was given high calorie diet.

When mice were at their age of 12 months, which is equivalent to human 35 years, some of the mice were given supplements based on resveratrol. Those given the supplements were found to have less age related diseases than those with no supplements. The interesting thing is that the diseases that resveratrol was able to prevent were not connected with each other at all.

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Resveratrol fed mice had good cardiovascular health, strong bones, less obesity related problems, better balance and coordination, better eye health. However, these mice did not live significantly longer than those taking no supplements. Researchers mention that they are more interested in improving quality of life than just making life span longer.

Research found that resveratrol has a calorie reversing effects because technically speaking, mice on high calorie diet should be overweight or obese, but they were not. This is very similar to ‘French paradox’, when French people usually taking high calorie food stay slim, probably because thy drink red wine with every meal.

Dr David Sinclair from Harvard Medical School in Boston, US said: "I was most surprised by how broad the effects were in the mice. Usually, you focus on slowing down or ameliorating one disease at a time. In this case, resveratrol influences a whole series of seemingly unrelated diseases associated with ageing."

Resveratrol fed mice showed similar health condition as those on a low calorie diet, which is already proved to make both mice and humans healthier and life span longer. However, researchers urge that people should not just start taking resveratrol based supplements, because the supplements may be a bad combination with other drugs and may lead to adverse side effects.

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Resveratrol can help you to lead a long and healthy life so says Dr. Oz. Red wine alone does not supply enough resveratrol to achieve the full range of benefits. You need to take high potency resveratrol supplements to achieve the results documented in scientific studies. Resveratrol Supplements can also help you control your weight naturally by increasing energy, reducing cravings, and limiting your appetite. According to Wikipedia, Consumer Lab, an independent dietary supplement and over the counter products evaluation organization, published a report on 13 November 2007 on the popular resveratrol supplements. The organization reported that there exists a wide range in quality, dose, and price among the 13 resveratrol products evaluated. The actual amount of resveratrol contained in the different brands range from 2.2mg for Revatrol, which claimed to have 400mg of "Red Wine Grape Complex", to 500mg for Biotivia.com Transmax, which is consistent with the amount claimed on the product's label. Prices per 100mg of resveratrol ranged from less than $.30 for products made by Biotivia.com, jarrow, and country life, to a high of $45.27 for the Revatrol brand.
Since the Dr. Sinclair study was published in Nature a flood of dubious companies have sprung up selling resveratrol. Consumer Lab, the independent authority on supplement quality and safety, evaluated the major brands and found many to be deficient. The highest potency products that passed their evaluation were Biotivia, Transmax and Bioforte. Biotivia transmax is also the one used in many of the published studies. A product by Life Extension Co. failed badly with only 26% of the claimed resveratrol. Another brand, Revatrol, had virtually no resveratrol in its supplement. Several other products that passed on quality, such as Longevinex, had so little resveratrol in their products that the cost per mg was sky high. The Consumer Lab test results are available on their web site. The buyer is well advised to do a bit of research before making his or her resveratrol purchase.
how much resveratrol should one take? 100mg or 1000mg /day, 3 times a day or once? with other minerals, vitamins, ? perhaps with lethicin...
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