- Is associated with anti-ageing.
- Destroys cancer cells, boosting certain chemotherapies.
- Reduces inflammation.
Resveratrol is a phenolic compound and part of the family of flavonoids, known for their powerful antioxidant activity. It can inhibit production of eicosanoids such as prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leucotrienes, compounds involved in inflammatory reactions and platelet aggregation.
Since the 1990s, the potential health benefits of resveratrol have been the subject of hundreds of studies. In particular, they have shown that resveratrol interferes with a number of mechanisms involved in the development of cardiovascular disease:
As a result of its protective properties and anti-ageing effects, resveratrol is a very popular antioxidant nutritional supplement. To obtain maximum benefit, choose the most active form - trans-resveratrol. This is available either as a supplement on its own or combined with other antioxidants as in the formulation AntiOxidant Synergy. A resveratrol-like compound called pterostilbene may also be of interest. With very similar chemical structures, resveratrol and pterostilbene share many attributes including significant antioxidant potency. These antioxidant effects are offered by the formulation Resveratrol Synergy which contains both these compounds.
|Daily serving: 2 capsules
Number of servings per bottle : 50
|Trans-resveratrol (500 mg extract of Polygonum cuspidatum which provides 20% transresveratrol)||200 mg|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, white rice bran.|
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