Resveratrol - Cellular Anti-Aging

I wrote of the importance of supplements in my previous blog and mentioned Antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals caused by a multitude of forces including the sun, chemicals, toxins, pollutants, and trans fats.

Free radicals are unstable molecules due to the fact that they have an unpaired electron in their outer orbital. They attempt to become stable by gaining an electron from a healthy cell. This creates a chain reaction of events that creates free radical waste products and oxidation. Free radicals can also alter our DNA which causes cellular aging.

Antioxidants are found naturally in our fruits and vegetables, especially in the most colorful produce. But many of us don’t eat properly and are exposed to high levels of pollutants. Even our current food supply is less nutrient dense than it was 50 years ago so supplementation is even more important now.

There are a variety of antioxidants but the one that everyone has been talking about and is referenced in over 2,000 research publications, including studies conducted by Harvard University, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Aging is Resveratrol.

This chemical compound (also known as a phytoalexin) can be found in certain plants including raspberries, blueberries, mulberrries, and even peanuts. But found most abundantly in 3 varieties of grapes: Vitis vinifera, labrusca, and muscadine grape. The plant uses resveratrol as an antibiotic against bacteria, fungi and is released during times of stress.

In 2003 Dr. David Sinclair (associate professor in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Pathology) discovered that Resveratrol extends the life span of mice by as much as 24% and the life span of othe animals, such as flies and fish, by as much as 59%. The mice in his study not only lived longer but had lower incidence of diabetes. The amount of resveratrol the mice were given was equivalent to the amount found in 300 glasses of red wine.

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  1. I heard a lot of benefits that food rich in antioxidants can do for our bodies. Many people also take antioxidant supplements to fight aging and maintain fairer skin.

  2. Apples are also very rich sources of anti oxidants. I have apples when i suffer from acidity, and that helps me immensely.