Monday, March 31, 2014

What Makes Resveratrol Super?




In this fast paced and constantly changing world, new discoveries and the desire to come up with new discoveries are what constantly shapes this very world we speak of. One major aspect in life wherein we can see a throng of developments is in the world of Health and Fitness. Throughout the years, there has been an apparent increase in people’s concern for health and wellness, this being the reason for the considerable increase in production of supplements, both natural and artificial in today’s market. Several compounds have been discovered, experimented and used by us mainly because we are enticed by the benefits they offer us, anti-aging, arguably being the most popular one.

For quite some time now there has been a growing interest amongst the health conscious lot with what has been dubbed as the Super Food, also known as anti-aging food. These type of food are known to be high in antioxidants as well as having high concentrations of essential nutrients proven to help prevent or reverse the effects of aging.

Reportedly, a certain compound known as Resveratrol is gaining a lot of attention due to its benefits that are said to be anti-aging and disease-combating. Research and experiments done on Resveratrol, a member of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols suggests that it might help protect one’s body against certain diseases. Reports have indicated that Resveratrol may protect against vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer just to name a few. Due to this hype caused by the supposed benefits Resveratrol has, it comes to no surprise that the availability of resveratrol based supplements and pills are significantly made abundant amongst consumers today. But the extent of this compound’s effectiveness remains to be proven for only a number of tests have been done on actual human subjects and its side effects is not completely known.

If you do want to give Resveratrol a try though it would be better to get it from a natural source such as food and drinks namely red grapes, blueberries, pistachios and a glass of red wine rather than opting for the artificial intake of supplements and pills. 

Experts say more research and studies need to be made on Resveratrol before they can recommend them for anti-aging or disease prevention. But knowing how fast the advances made in science are these days, there’s no harm in keeping watch on more updates about Resveratrol.