For those of you who are unfamiliar with Resveratrol, a brief tutorial. Resveratrol is a natural compound occurring in red wine, more specifically in the skin of red grapes. This powerful antioxidant can also be found in blueberries, cranberries, peanuts, and dark chocolate.
Scientific Studies at Harvard Medical School
A study done by Harvard Medical School, published in March 2013, confirmed that the Resveratrol compound may be able to provide anti-aging benefits. That is particularly important to all us baby boomers now facing the possibility of sagging skin, high cholesterol, and Alzheimer’s!
France’s Secret to a Longer Life?
Research scientists became interested in the amazing health benefits of Resveratrol when it was first discovered in red wine. This discovery led them to believe that Resveratrol might explain the “French Paradox”— why France’s mortality rates from coronary artery disease remained significantly low despite cigarette smoking and high-saturated fat diets (cream sauces, fried foods, etc.). The answer could lie in the fact that the French also consume high amounts of red wine loaded with Resveratrol. According to this research-based article at Prevention.com, red wine consumed in moderation may help prevent heart disease, lower “bad cholesterol,” and boost your immune system.
Recommended by Doctors
In an article published in 2009, Dr. Mercola, a New York Times best selling author, stated that “animal studies have shown that Resveratrol helped overweight mice run farther and live about 20 percent longer. It has even been found to increase the lifespan of human cells.” In his article, Four Supplements for a Longer Life, Dr. Oz, made famous on the Oprah Winfrey TV program, recommended Resveratrol for heart protection. In this same article, Dr. Oz also mentions Vitamin D and Fish Oil. For supplementing Vitamin D, we recommend Vitamin D3, and we wholeheartedly agree with supplementing with fish oil, preferably Fermented Cod Liver Oil by Green Pasture.