Solgar is proud to introduce Resveratrol. Scientists have long been puzzled by the 'French paradox' - the surprising fact that the French eat more fatty foods than other populations in the western world, yet in general have a good level of cardiovascular health. Solgar's Resveratrol contains naturally-derived resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum. Each capsule delivers 200mg of Polygonum cuspidatum, supplying 100mg of resveratrol, higher than most products on the market. Research suggests that higher doses are efficacious for the support of healthy biomarkers and improved quality of life.Resveratrol
About a decade ago researchers, honed in on red wine as a possible explanation. New research shows that one particular ingredient in red wine - called Resveratrol, [which also occurs in peanuts and some herbs, including the herb, Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed), may be the reason why their cardiovascular health is comparatively better than other European countries. In addition it now appears the resveratrol may play a key role in controlling cellular ageing process and could have far-reaching implications for health and longevity.
In recent years, scientists have discovered a family of genes in mammals called SIRT which encode proteins called sirtuins. These proteins were shown to improve quality of life under conditions of caloric restriction. Since severely restricting calorie intake is not a sustainable or ideal practice for humans, researchers began searching for natural products that could turn on SIRT genes, They discovered that resveratrol could mimic the effects of calorie restriction by activating the SIRT genes even with high-calorie diets. This translated into increased healthy biomarkers, such as improved insulin sensitivity and blood sugar balance which are crucial for optimum health. While research in humans is ongoing the data continues to be positive. Previous studies have shown resveratrol helps to maintain cardiovascular health.
Natural polyphenol found in red wine, peanuts and in some plants
Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in red wine
It is a small molecule, classified as a stilbene
Polyphenols, such as resveratrol, possess antioxidant properties
Each vegetable capsule contains more resveratrol than a typical bottle of red wine