By: Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT


Anti-aging means something different to everyone. Some of us associate anti-aging with skin care and physically looking younger than we are, while others think of maintaining a healthy heart and healthy brain function with anti-aging. So, with a variety of areas of anti-aging, is there one thing that is good for everyone? The answer is YES, and it’s one of my go-to supplements….RESVERATROL.


Why does Resveratrol sound so familiar? It’s because it is the component that makes red wine “healthy”. Resveratrol comes from the skin of the red grapes, which is how it is in red wine, through the crushing process.  While the resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant, and alcohol consumption also has many negatives, so it’s not the best way to get Resveratrol. You can also get the same effect from eating whole, red grapes. However, you’d need to eat A LOT of grapes (or wine) which also isn’t good. While fruit is an important part of a healthy diet, too much of a good thing isn’t good. So, the alternative is to incorporate Resveratrol into a solid supplement regimen.


Resveratrol works on a cellular level to help protect one from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance of free-radicals and antioxidants. According to an article from Medical News Today titled ‘How Does Oxidative Stress Affect the Body?’ , oxidative stress may be a contributing factor in such issues as, but not limited to,  increased inflammation, heart disease and Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Resveratrol has been studied and shows that the natural phenols can help maintain healthy cells.


Due the benefits that Resveratrol has on the cells in the body, it can also be beneficial for the skin. This is mainly due to its effects on collagen and photo aging. Photo aging is defined by Yale Medicine and dermatologists as “the damage the sun does to the skin by several names, including photo aging, photo damage, solar damage or sun damage. It happens when ultraviolet (UV) light hits skin unprotected by sunscreen, causing DNA changes at a cellular level”. This can cause such issues as wrinkles, dark spots/freckles and broken capillaries, just to name a few.


‘Resveratrol as a Factor Preventing Skin Aging and Affecting its Rejuvenation’ from The National Library of Medicine-National Center for Biotechnology Information, discusses the effect resveratrol can have on promoting collagen production… This can help to rejuvenate not just the skin, but damaged cells throughout the body.


As you can see, Resveratrol has been highly research and studied for its effectiveness on many aspects of health and the aging process. Whether it’s protecting the heart or brain from oxidative stress, or protecting the skin form UV damage, Resveratrol is something that should be part of anyone’s healthy lifestyle.    


Try our Resveratrol Max Hx which is our concentrated “super” Resveratrol supplying 98% trans-Resveratrol. We also have our classic Resveratrol which is much less concentrated supplying 25% trans-resveratrol, making it a great option for those on certain medications such as blood thinners.


PRO TIP: take your choice of Resveratrol at bedtime for maximum benefits!,changes%20at%20a%20cellular%20level.

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