The potential for the anti-aging effect of Resveratrol was first reported in 2006 in the journal Nature by a group of scientists at Harvard University led by Dr. David Sinclair and Dr. Joseph Baur. In their research these scientists outlined the effect of feeding large amounts of Resveratrol to obese mice. After six months of feeding large amounts of Resveratrol to these mice, their risk of death decreased by thirty-one percent. In the near future we hope to add a combination product of Turmeric and Resveratrol on our website.
What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a chemical produced by several plants, including the skin of red grapes, which is, of course, used to make red wine. The important question then becomes, is red wine also anti-aging?
There are no known severe side effects from Resveratrol oral supplements, even in high doses. Pending more high quality research, experts are not recommending Resveratrol supplements for anti-aging, or disease prevention, in humans.
In research done at the University of Wisconsin it was calculated, and speculated, that for humans to get anti-aging effects similar to the effects in mice, people would need to drink as much as 35 to 100 bottles of red wine a day – a difficult, and impossible, task. However, it is, at best, uncertain to speculate a similar effect in humans at any doses.
The American Heart Association recommends limiting red wine to eight ounces (or two drinks) per day.
Of some interest, in March 2022, researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine demonstrated that a supplement called Gly NAC, a mixture of glycine and N-acetylcysteine (or NAC), slows the aging process in mice, and may extend human life also.
We are consequently left to ask ourselves the intriguing question – is red wine anti-aging?