Remember those studies suggesting that red wine is good for you? Well it turns out, the reason why isn't just in the wine; it's also in raw cacao, blueberries, the skin of red grapes, and other foods. It's Resveratrol, a compound that may have many therapeutic benefits, including immune system support and antioxidant properties. Resveratrol is part of a group of compounds called polyphenols that protect the body from free radical damage. Resveratrol has been reported to have some great benefits, but to-date, there have only been limited clinical trials done on this compound to know for sure.
Here's what we know.
In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2014, researchers at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany found better short-term memory in those taking Resveratrol. According to the Mayo Clinic, Resveratrol may be the key ingredient in red wine that has shown to help prevent blood vessel damage. Researchers at Georgia State University found that Resveratrol may also help with inflammation.
Resveratrol has also been a revered ingredient in Europe for decades, prized for its powerful antioxidants and anti-aging properties, and is found in many popular skincare products there.
How do you consume Resveratrol?
For those who imbibe, red wine is great, but the following foods can also be consumed for Resveratrol:
- Red grapes
- Raw cacao
- Japanese Knotweed
Although you can consume Resveratrol in food and drink, it would be difficult to ingest a significant source of Resveratrol this way. For most people, a Resveratrol supplement is the way to go, as it provides a concentrated, potent serving.* Resveratrol 150 supports aging gracefully and is a Gaia Herbs staff favorite.* It is made with ethically harvested Japanese Knotweed to provide 150 mg trans-Resveratrol per dose, which is equivalent to the Resveratrol in 60 bottles of red wine.* Our Resveratrol is designed for daily long-term use and this powerful antioxidant source helps skin maintain a clear and healthy glow.*
Learn more about Japanese Knotweed, which is the source for Resveratrol in Gaia Herbs Resveratrol 150.