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Naturally Rejuvenate: Exploring Resveratrol for Aging Gracefully

Published on July 02, 2023


By Gaia Herbs

Gaia Herbs

Naturally Rejuvenate: Exploring Resveratrol for Aging Gracefully
Naturally Rejuvenate: Exploring Resveratrol for Aging Gracefully

We’re all looking for ways to turn back the hands of time, feel more energetic, and protect ourselves against the early signs of aging. For many of us, natural remedies are a good solutionsolution for attaining these benefits.*

If you’re looking for ways to age gracefully and avoid invasive treatments like botox, resveratrol is an option you may want to consider. Loaded with benefits for your skin and supportive of your metabolic health, this plant-based compound can help you feel and look your best. 

Join us as we discuss resveratrol and its benefits. We’ll also talk about how you can add it to your health stack and enjoy the benefits of resveratrol naturally.

What Is Resveratrol?

This may sound like a medication, but it’s actually a plant-based compound. Naturally occurring in foods like blueberries, cranberries, peanuts, and grape skins, it’s the ingredient that makes red wine popular due to its purported heart health benefits. 

While there are dietary sources of resveratrol, you’ll unlikely be able to consume enough of these foods to get the health benefits you’re looking for. In fact, drinking too much red wine could impact your health negatively

Let’s look at the benefits of resveratrol and learn why it’s such an important compound. 

What are the Health Benefits of Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a polyphenol plant compound known for having benefits that can support numerous bodily functions. Studies are ongoing, but here’s what we know so far.

Heart Health

Protecting your heart health is a goal anyone can get behind. Resveratrol can help support cardiovascular health by encouraging the health of blood vessels health and promoting healthy blood clotting function.REF#2101 

Blood Pressure

If your blood pressure numbers aren’t what you (or your doctor) would like them to be, ask your doctor if taking resveratrol is an option. This supplement may be able to help support healthy blood pressure regulation.REF#2101 Combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan, you can support your blood pressure and encourage heart health.

Cholesterol Support

Regulation of bad low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and healthy high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels is important for supporting heart health. Luckily, resveratrol can help support healthy blood cholesterol levels.REF#2102

Healthy Blood Sugar

One of the potential benefits of resveratrol is its ability to help maintain healthy blood glucose levels. With increased obesity, many people develop insulin resistance.REF#2102 Resveratrol may have a protective effect on insulin sensitivity, which can help support an overall healthy metabolism.REF#2102

Healthy Weight Goals

With age, maintaining a healthy weight can become increasingly difficult. Clinical trials have studied how different concentrations of resveratrol affect weight loss and have shown that it can be a useful tool in helping individuals reach their weight goals and maintain a healthy weight. REF#2106 

Cognitive Function 

Who doesn’t need a little more of the mental sharpness they once had? Taking resveratrol can help you regain your edge by supporting brain and cognitive function, which can help you feel more mentally prepared for your day. REF#2103

In addition to these health benefits, possibly the greatest and most proven benefit of resveratrol is its antioxidant properties. 

Is Resveratrol an Antioxidant?

To understand why resveratrol is such an important antioxidant, we first need to understand what antioxidants are and why we need them.

What Are Free Radicals?

Our bodies respond to external stressors in many ways, often producing free radicals along the way. Free radicals are unbalanced molecules that are missing one electron. As such, they’re in constant search of healthy molecules. When they find them, they steal one of their electrons, leaving the molecule (and the cell where it lives) permanently damaged.REF#2107

Free radical damage, also known as oxidative stress, can cause your skin to age prematurely and can change the very DNA of healthy cells.REF#2107 When this happens, damaged DNA can get copied to new cells, which is problematic and can lead to disease.REF#2107 

Free radicals come from numerous sources, like UV rays, cigarette smoke, pollution, and even some medications. Some free radicals are also produced in response to natural processes in our bodies.REF#2107 To protect against this damage, we need antioxidants. 

What Are Antioxidants?

To support our bodies' defenses against free radicals, it’s important to load up on antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in plant-based foods and can protect against age-related free radical damage.REF#2107 

Acting as little shields for our cells, antioxidants offer up electrons so that the free radicals don’t seek them from our healthy cells. This generally means that the more antioxidant activity we have in our bodies, the better.REF#2107

Resveratrol is an excellent source of antioxidants.REF#2108 Adding resveratrol to your diet can help support graceful aging, which can help you look and feel your best.REF#2108

Are There Any Side Effects of Resveratrol?

If you decide to add resveratrol to your diet, you should know of some potential risk factors associated with its consumption, whether from food sources or a dietary supplement. 

  • Resveratrol can mimic the hormone estrogen. This means if you have certain reproductive issues like breast cancer or endometriosis, you should check with your doctor before you use it. REF#2102
  • Resveratrol has known effects on blood density. If you are currently taking an anticoagulant medication, adding resveratrol could increase the risk of bleeding.REF#2104

It’s always best to check with your primary healthcare provider before starting any new supplement to ensure it’s a good fit for you. 

How To Add Resveratrol to Your Diet

The bioavailability of resveratrol dictates that higher doses of this compound are generally needed in order to see the health benefits it can offer. Adding food sources that contain resveratrol, like grape juice and berries, can help, but using a dietary supplement can help increase your exposure to this compound. 

Recommended Doses of Resveratrol

There’s no recommended amount of resveratrol you should take. In clinical studies, most people found benefits with high doses between 100 to 500 mg per capsule.REF#2105 

It’s important to review your supplements to ensure they contain pure, safe ingredients before you take them. At Gaia Herbs, we are meticulous about our supplements, ensuring our ingredients are the cleanest and purest possible. 

If you’re unsure how to add more resveratrol to your diet, try talking to a dietitian or nutritionist. 

Resveratrol 150

Obtaining the powerful antioxidant benefits of resveratrol can be easy. Resveratrol 150 is one option to help you get the resveratrol you want so you can age gracefully and maintain a youthful glow.*

Sourced from ethically harvested Japanese Knotweed, Resveratrol 150 contains 150 mg of trans-Resveratrol per dose (which is two capsules daily). That’s the same amount of resveratrol you’d get in 60 bottles of red wine, but without the negative health impact. 

People who use Resveratrol 150 report feeling more energetic and noticing improvement in their skin and overall health and wellness. You should avoid taking Resveratrol 150 if you are pregnant or lactating. Before starting a new supplement, including this one, it’s important to run it by your doctor to ensure it won’t interact with your current medications or medical conditions.

Reserve Your Resveratrol

For skin, heart, and overall health, resveratrol supplements can help give you the benefits you want without any negative health impacts that you might get from overconsuming red wine. 

At Gaia Herbs, we produce the highest quality herbal supplements, so you can be confident that they are ethically sourced, vegan-friendly, tested for purity, and gluten and dairy-free.

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