Resveratrol is a compound that has anti-bacterial properties in plants to fight off bacteria, fungi, and other natural contaminants and harsh environmental circumstances, such as low nutrient and drought conditions. Resveratrol is found in dark grapes, blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, lingonberries, peanuts, and pistachios. Resveratrol is also famously found in the roots of Japanese knotweed.
The recent scientific research has equated the effects of resveratrol consumption with red wine. In 1992, Cornell University plant scientists suggested that resveratrol might be responsible for the cardiovascular benefits, and ever since then, an overwhelming body of research has suggested that this may be a supplementary remedy to protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease, while contributing to overall life-quality and lifespan.
Possible explanations as to how resveratrol may be effective in treating the above mentioned conditions, is the possibility that it turns on genes that make sirtuins - ancient proteins found in virtually all species. Activating sirtuins kicks off a response that fights disease and prolongs life. The Cell researchers were trying to figure out just how resveratrol might turn on sirtuin genes.
What is Resveratrol by Forest Mana?
Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) is a natural compound found in many different natural fruits, nuts, vegetables and plants, such as red grapes, Japanese knotweed (polygonum cuspidatum), peanuts, blueberries and some other berries. A powerful antioxidant produced by plants as protection against environmental factors, this is to neutralize free radicals, which are believed to be one of the factors which are involved in the process of aging.
Resveratrol is available as dietary supplements from red wine extracts, grape seed extracts and Japanese knotweed extracts among others. Most supplements on the market are derived from Japanese knotweed because this plant has one of the highest concentrations of resveratrol found in nature. This includes resveratrol extract powder by Forest Mana.
The amount and purity of resveratrol in supplements can vary widely. Micronized resveratrol is available in pill or powder form. Forest Mana had originally developed its resveratrol extract powder to come in pill form, but after customer feedback and product trials, it has been decided that the purest and unhindered powder form was the best solution.
How does Resveratrol work?
Resveratrol protects a cell's DNA by acting as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants may help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms caused by pollution, sunlight and our bodies natural burning of fat that can lead to cancer, aging and brain degeneration.
What are the benefits of taking Resveratrol?
Resveratrol has been promoted to have many health benefits such as protecting the heart and circulatory system, lowering cholesterol, and protecting against clots which can cause heart attacks and stroke. Some studies have suggested that it can lower blood sugar levels. Because resveratrol is considered an antioxidant, it is often promoted to reduce the incidence of various cancers. Many finished and ongoing studies also suggest resveratrol may lower brain plaque levels in Alzheimer’s disease.
Is Resveratrol by Forest Mana for you?
Having subscribed to our range of super food extract powders, many of our customers have expressed interest in Resveratrol, as it is our leading nootropic product. Questions like “What’s it for?”, “I’m a sprinter, Is it for me?”, “I’m in my 20’s, isn’t resveratrol for seniors?” are some of the most common ones! Typically, resveratrol is marketed as a supplement which affects aging, which in turn is more popular with some of our more senior clientele. However, it is reasonable to assume that the earlier your diet is adjusted to combat oxidative stress, the better the effects will be felt in the future of your health journey. Your body is dealing with oxidative stress from the moment you are conceived and throughout your life span. Therefore, by implementing the right changes to your diet and lifestyle you may enjoy compounded interests with regards to your longevity and aging processes now and tomorrow!