The Japanese and Chinese have benefited from resveratrol for centuries by using knotweed for teas. But it wasn’t until the 1980s that the active phytonutrient resveratrol was isolated. Resveratrol is a chemical that spermatophyte (seed producing) plants create to ward off attacking fungi and bacteria.
Resveratrol has the ability to activate and promote sirtuin activity in practically all cells.
Researchers fed resveratrol to mice and produced the same changes in gene expression as those caused by calorie restriction. Gene expression occurs when certain stimuli from within or outside the body switch certain genes on or off. Switching on protective genes and turning off harmful ones.
Foods high in Resveratrol include Japanese knotweed root for teas, muscadine grapes (seeds and skins), grape juice, cocao and dark chocolate, peanuts, blueberries and cranberries. Even if you eat all the above foods on a regular basis you probably won’t get enough resveratrol to dramatically impact your health.
Divine Health’s Resveratrol contains 300mg of this anti-aging ingredient. As pointed out earlier, recently Reveratrol became the first-ever supplement known to activate a longevity gene. Resveratrol represents a novel solution to many common problems encountered by aging humans.