Harvard Medical School researchers say they confirm anti-aging benefits of resveratrol in a study published in Science on March 8, 2013. The study shows resveratrol stimulates production of SIRT1, a serum that blocks diseases by speeding up the cell's energy production centers known as mitrochondria. (Michelo 2013) Resveratrol is found naturally in Wine, Cocoa and Giant Knotweed is a common source for pure resveratrol supplements.
In other studies on resveratrol conducted in vivo and vitro, resveratrol displayed chemo preventive effects at three critical stages of carcinogenesis. Resveratrol has been found to induce phase II drug metabolizing enzymes (anti initiation); mediate anti inflammatory effects inhibiting cyclooxygenase and hydro-peroxidase (anti promotion); and induce human promyelocytic leukemia cell differentiation (anti progression).
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant which has also been shown to lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clotting and has been reported to slow ageing by acting as a sirtuin activator.
Resveratrol can prolong both average and maximum lifespan. This has been proven in yeasts, roundworms, fruit flies, and a certain fish (see the diagram), and there is good reason to believe it will turn out to be true in mammals as well. (Will 2006)
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