Resveratrol – a powerful antioxidant having anti aging properties -(another secret of mine)

wordpresssexLooking youthful on the outside is great but feeling healthy with a working mind in your 60’s is really what it is all about. I realized when I was younger that taking care of myself health wise would most likely slow down the aging process. It paid off for me.  I have a lot of energy and I feel good spiritually, mentally and sexually. I knew I wanted to be sharp and not forgetful as I aged. So I started taking resveratrol about 7 or 8 years ago. It is  a very powerful antioxidant also known for having  anti-aging properties. Antioxidants benefit the body by neutralizing and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream. Resveratrol is a natural compound found in red grape skin, Japanese knotweed (polygonum cuspidatum), peanuts, blueberries and some other berries.

These powerful substances, which mostly come from the fresh fruits and vegetables, prohibit, and in some cases even prevent, the chain reaction of free radicals attacking cells in the body. If free radicals are left unchallenged, they can cause a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases. Resveratrol has also been shown to improve cerebral blood flow, which is part of its protective effects against vascular dementia, as well as stroke. A 2010 in the Journal of Neuroinflammation  found that even one single dose of resveratrol can improve blood flow to your brain.

Resveratrol also has the ability to reverse the impact of aging at the genetic level.  Resveratrol slows aging of the important genes in your brain, your heart, and your muscles, which is crucial because these genes are responsible for the health and function of your brain, heart, and other vital organs throughout the aging process.

The company I buy resveratrol from is Invite health.  As I’ve mentioned before, I like Invite Health for many  reasons— its products are non-GMO, the capsules are liquid-filled vegetarian for efficient absorption, they have a technology to protect the sensitive Resveratrol ingredient from oxygen and light, which otherwise causes the resveratrol to decay and it is a trusted company that follows Good Manufacturing practices.  Invite health brand of resveratrol adds Quercetin and Grape Seed Extract to support and amplify the benefits of Resveratrol. Polygonum cuspidatum, also known as the giant knotweed plant, is a traditional herbal medicine that provides a stable source of resveratrol. In Japan, giant knotweed is nutritious enough to be eaten as a vegetable. Plant extracts are capable of replacing grapes and wine-making byproducts due to a higher concentration of the active ingredient, trans-resveratrol.

When buying any vitamin or supplement one should research the company, their practices on how it is made and what goes into the supplement. Also, reading a lot-and I mean a lot-of studies and info on supplements helps a great deal.

Life Extension also has great products and has a great magazine to read, delivered every month with studies and why and how on health and nutrition.  If you want to learn more on new health and medical findings from around the world click here to inquire about a subscription.Magazine Subscription

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