Resveratrol is a brilliant solution to many age-related health problems:
Heart Health: The World Health Organisation suggests that resveratrol single-handedly reduces cardiovascular risk by 40%! Resveratrol is more effective than Vitamin E at protecting against a wider range of free radicals to prevent oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL). It inhibits platelet aggregation by blocking the action of thrombin and several other aggregating factors. It promotes production of nitric oxide, which relaxes and dilates the arteries. It reduces blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels as well as the intrinsic hypertensive agent endothelin-1.
Brain Health: Preliminary studies suggest that resveratrol—administered solely, and in combination with other antioxidants—protects the brain against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is known to play a major role in most neurodegenerative diseases.
Inflammation: A Chinese study has recently shown that, when injected immediately after injury, Resveratrol is as effective as the drug, prednisone at protecting against inflammation of the spinal cord, but with additional benefit of antioxidant protection. A study of rats pre-supplemented with Resveratrol for 21 days has shown to improve prognosis and reduce the permanent effects of stroke.
Longevity: According to a study at Harvard Medical School, Resveratrol activates a longevity gene in certain strains of yeast and extends life expectancy by 70%! It works in the same way as calorie restriction (the only scientifically-proven way of increasing longevity) by activating SIR genes. Research to date has been restricted to yeasts, flies and nematodes but it’s worth noting that humans also possess these genes.