Resveratrol - The Super Anti-Aging / Antioxidant in Red Wine: Featured in 60 Minutes
What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a naturally-existing substance found in the skin of red grapes and in the Japanese knotwood plant. It is a polyphenol of the class flavonoid, also referred to as an antioxidant.
What does Resveratrol do?
LONGEVITY: Harvard Biochemist, Dr. David Sinclair, explains that resveratrol activates the "SIRT1 gene" which caused a 30% increase in lifespan in studies. Further, this 30% increase in longevity was accompanied by very good health and fitness due to resveratrol's ability to protect the clinical test subjects from cancer, arthritis, cholesterol, liver disease, and many other chronic illnesses normally brought on by old age.
Dr. Johnson also explains that when activated, the SIRT1 gene helps inhibit fat storage by blocking a gene known as PPAR-gamma, which allows fat to be deposited into fat cells. When this gene is turned off, excess fat calories are burned more quickly.
Resveratrol promotes lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease in studies, according to the Journal of Biology and Chemistry, Volume 280, Issue 45, 37377-37382, November 11, 2005.
Resveratrol protects against fatty liver and other liver diseases in studies, according to the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.
"Resveratrol is an antiproliferative agent for cancer by inducing apoptosis in cells with damaged DNA,...". Translated, this means that resveratrol prevented cancer from metastasizing because the resveratrol destroyed malignant cells in tests. "Resveratrol acts as an angiogenesis inhibitor". Definition: "Angiogenesis inhibitor," a mechanism that stops tumors from forming new blood vessels that feed malignancies. Resveratrol prevents prostate cancer in studies by inhibiting the expression and function of the androgen receptor at a molecular level. Resveratrol inhibited DNA synthesis (metastasizing) of prostate malignancies. Resveratrol prevents breast cancer in studies by inhibiting the expression and function of the estrogen receptor at the molecular level. Resveratrol inhibited DNA synthesis (metastasizing or spreading) of malignant breast cells.
Resveratrol is an antileukemic which not only inhibits the growth of leukemia in studies, but also induces apoptosis (kills) in leukemia cells and prevents them from metastasizing.
ARTHRITIS AND OTHER AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS: Resveratrol inhibits autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, diabetes, etc., in tests because it acts as an inhibitor of cell survival signal transduction. This means that resveratrol helps the immune system naturally neutralize molecules or cells responsible for causing autoimmune diseases.
HEART DISEASE, STROKE:
Resveratrol prevents cardiovascular disorders and atherosclerosis in studies by disabling the accumulation of cellular material upon arterial surfaces. Intestinal disorders. Resveratrol suppresses gastritis, peptic ulcer, and colorectal cancer in studies by preventing the proliferation of the helicobacter pylori (HP) bacterium in the intestinal tract.
Resveratrol prevents MRSA, impetigo, folliculitis, boils, cellulites, and other skin diseases in studies by exterminating the Staphylococcus aureas and Streptococcus bacteria.
Resveratrol protects against gonorrhea in studies by destroying the neisseria bacteria, which also migrates to the blood, heart, joints, eyes, and oral mucosa.
Resveratrol eliminates fungus, because its classification as a stilbene phytoalexin allows it to directly destroy fungal cells.
BLADDER, KIDNEY INFECTION:
Resveratrol prevents most bladder and some kidney infections by eradicating the Escherichia coli (e coli) bacteria from the urinary tract.
Resveratrol produces higher bone density and bone health in studies. Cataract and eye health. Resveratrol greatly reduces risk of cataract formation in studies.
Resveratrol produces healthy glucose levels in studies.