Antioxidant seems to be the "in" word at the moment, and probably will be for some time to come. Everywhere we turn we see products claiming to have antioxidant properties, more people are changing their diets to include additional antioxidants, etc. Antioxidants, skin care and anti-aging definitely go hand-in-hand, as aging is due to free radicals--antioxidants fight free radicals. Free radicals occur from the environments pollutants, refined foods, the lack of eating the right foods, as well as others.

Those who are interested in proper skin care and anti-aging must find ways of fighting free radicals by increasing the amount of antioxidants. There are several products and supplements on the market today that could keep you looking and feeling younger. One such product, Resveratrol, is reported to be not only an antioxidant but also very beneficial to the heart.

Resveratrol is the main dietary source in wine and more particularly in the skin of the red grapes. It is also found in various edible species of plants, peanuts, raspberries, mulberries, blueberries, cranberries, plums and some pines. Studies show that the French who drink a lot of red wine have less heart disease, however the rates of cirrhosis are much higher due to the alcohol intake, compared with Americans. The great news about resveratrol is that everyone can benefit without the calories or alcohol.

Much research has been conducted in regards to resveratrol in the beneficial effects to humans. As well as being proven beneficial for the heart it also reduces the formation of blood clots, it opens arteries, helps prevent cancer, is an antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties, and stops the oxidation of bad cholesterol.

Although there are no known side-effects of resveratrol at this time, research is ongoing worldwide -- prior to taking any new medication or supplement, you should consult with your doctor.

Resveratrol can be taken as a supplement to help you maintain overall health as well as an antioxidant for anti-aging and healthy skin.

2 comments

  1. usascholar // December 7, 2007 at 9:19 AM  

    If you are considering a supplement, this forum updates prices from around the internet. They usually have the latest pricing:

    http://www.imminst.org/forum/Resveratrol-Price-Watch-t15059.html

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  2. dav // December 8, 2007 at 4:14 PM  

    I am not sure about red wine but a friend of mine told me that he had started taking resveratrol based on a doctors suggestion about six weeks ago. My friend was experiencing chronic fatigue
    and was having trouble sleeping. I asked him how it was working out and he said that he was taking a type of resveratrol called biotivia transmax and that after two weeks the results were subtle but undeniable. He said that he had more energy during the day,reduced appetite and was more alert throughout the day and was sleeping less but waking up more refreshed. So based on his experience I decided to give it a try. I have had similiar results after just one week. It is only recently that I have heard about it anti-aging benefits.
    There is something to this resveratrol, I have no idea if I will live longer but I can tell you that I am living better now.