Over the past several months, Resveratrol, a phenolic compound that has been found to have strong antioxidant activity, has received mainstream media attention, including on the TV show 60 Minutes on January 25 and on 2 segments of the Oprah Winfrey show – the March 25 show featuring Dr. Oz Mehmet discussing the benefits of Resveratrol and the March 31 show featuring Michael J. Fox speaking about his battle with Parkinson’s disease and how researchers have found that resveratrol may protect against Parkinson’s.
Additionally, Jarrow Formulas’ Resveratrol Synergy™ was featured on the new CBS hit syndicated talk show “The Doctors” on March 20.
Resveratrol has been in the news for good reason. Over the past year, new studies on animals have shown that resveratrol supplementation has the same beneficial effects on longevity as a restricted-calorie diet -- specifically, up to a 40% increase in life span.
One study conducted on mice by the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Aging, finds that resveratrol negates the negative effects of a high-fat, high-calorie diet, a finding which experts are calling remarkable. In the study, one-year-old mice were split into the following three groups:
a control group of mice that were fed a normal diet
a group that was fed a high-fat (60% fat), high calorie diet
a group that was fed the same high-fat, high-calorie diet plus resveratrol.
Within six months both groups of mice on the special diet had grown fat. However after a year, the mice which were also receiving the resveratrol seemed healthier. They did not develop the insulin resistance (a diabetes-like disease), heart disease or liver damage that their counterparts did. In addition, the group getting the resveratrol had a 31% lower risk of death. Now, mice and humans are quite different and what helps mice may not help people. Nonetheless, this is very exciting news to the aging US population, particularly when added to the existing positive body of research on resveratrol.
Jarrow Formulas offers the following resveratrol products:
Resveratrol Synergy™, 60 and 120 tablets: a combination of Resveratrol, Green Tea, Grape Skins and Grape Seeds.
Resveratrol 100™, 60 vegetarian capsules: contains 100 mg of resveratrols and resveratrolglucosides extracted from Hu Zhang (“tiger cane”) root.
Resveratrol is a plant chemical found in grapes and red wine, and in smaller amounts in peanuts. Resveratrol is also found in other plants such as the roots of the Chinese medicinal herb, hu zhang (Polygonum cuspidatum) — commonly known as Japanese knotweed — which is often the source of resveratrol in supplements.
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