by Karen Graham

The benefits of resveratrol are becoming to be better known and appreciated. More and more scientific studies have been undertaken, around the world, regarding its chemical makeup and how that can aid in the prevention of different diseases.

Resveratrol is a chemical compound that is found in certain plants e.g. Japanese knot weed, peanuts, cranberries and others. It is a phytoalexin because of its antibiotic producing ability to fight both fungi and bacteria.

One of the reasons it was first considered as a good anti aging and disease fighting ingredient was due to the observation of the French lifestyle. Even though they ate high fat diets they had much lower incidences of heart disease. This anomaly, for a European society, was put down to the fact that the French drank a lot of red wine.

Further studies of resveratrol have shown however that a person would need to consume enormous amounts of red wine to get sufficient to make a difference to the aging process.

So what benefits of resveratrol that you and your family will get from taking it? One of the properties that it has and that has already been mentioned is that it is an antioxidant.

Basically what an antioxidant does is to bind together with free radical cells and prevent them creating damage in the body be it arthritis, cataracts or cancer. Antioxidants also have the ability to repair the damage that the cells have already received.

There are many other things that this unique compound can do in helping us to fight against aging and the diseases that come in its wake.

But taking this compound as a supplement is only one thing that you can take for maintaining good health. When it's combined with other vitamins and minerals it has an even stronger effect on turning back the aging clock.

I have only just started taking resveratrol as part of a multi supplement when I was introduced to a company who add it to an amazing blend of other life enhancing nutrients. In addition these supplements are specially coated so that they do not disperse their life giving nutrients into the acidic contents of the stomach, where they can do no good at all. But these supplements are able to release all the goodness in the small intestine where natural absorption of vitamins and minerals take place.

So the benefits of taking resveratrol are that I don't just feel better but I also look better and have tons more energy than I had.

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About the Author

Karen is an holistic therapist, health and nutrition researcher. Visit her site to find out what ingredients work best to battle the causes of aging Resveratrol and discover her recommendations to her clients.

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  1. Peter Kroesche // January 25, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

    Hi Karen
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  2. dhynesok // January 26, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

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