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Resveratrol…For the Love of Wine!

Filed Under: Supplements at 4:39 pm | By: Brandi Spade, Senior Editor
wine.jpgDo you remember where you put your corkscrew?  If your answer is no, then perhaps you should grab a bottle of pinot noir with a screw top and drink up!  The hot new supplement to hit the market is resveratrol, a common component found in red wine that appears to have beneficial effects in warding off heart disease, alzheimers, cancer and even certain aspects of aging. And so far, mice are raving over it.  Studies done on mice given a diet high in fat combined with certain levels of resveratrol were shown to not only to keep off the excess weight, but also to have healthier memory. 

However, don’t rejoice just yet.  The doses of resveratrol needed to meet the same criteria found in these tests is much higher than that found in a single glass of wine, and testing of resveratrol on human subjects is still underway.  But while the wine lover in you waits for the results, pinot noir, as opposed to merlot or cabernet, consistently reads with the highest levels of resveratrol.  So sit back and relax with a nice glass of pinot noir.  And thanks to the resveratrol, I know I won’t have to tell you twice! To your health.

3 Responses to “Resveratrol…For the Love of Wine!”

  1. tammie cabassa says:

    What wonderful news! I am glad to read something may be beneficial to my health. Everything else seems to kill us. I wonder which pharmacutical company will try to make a supplement with this ingredient first?

  2. Resveratrol says:

    Resveratrol for life:

  3. James says:

    Consumer Lab, an independent dietary supplement and over the counter products evaluation organization, published a report on 13 November 2007 in which they detailed the findings of their tests of some popular resveratrol supplements. The organization reported that there exists a wide range in quality, dose, and price among the 13 resveratrol products evaluated. The actual amount of resveratrol contained in the different brands range from 2.2mg for Revatrol, which claimed to have 400mg of “Red Wine Grape Complex”, to 500mg for Biotivia Transmax, which is consistent with the amount claimed on the product’s label. Prices per 100mg of resveratrol ranged from less than $.30 for products made by Biotivia, Jarrow, and Country life, to a high of $45.27 for the Revatrol brand. None of the products tested were found to have significant levels of heavy metals or other contaminants.

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