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Anti-Aging Benefits of Resveratrol – Fact and Fiction

2010 January 8
by HealthReviewer

anti-aging resveratrol pictureUsing resveratrol as an anti-aging antioxidant is becoming more and more popular. Numerous studies have been done on resveratrol as an anti aging antioxidant, both with positive and negative results. The reason that studies have both positive and negative results is that each scientific study is not the same as the last, different factors go into each study, which is going to cause the results of the study to vary. There is enough positive information from some studies to say that resveratrol is a very powerful anti aging antioxidant. Continue Reading

Wine as a source for Resveratrol

2010 January 6
by HealthReviewer

Wine as a source of resveratrolOne of the best sources of resveratrol is wine.  Resveratrol is an antioxidant that is mainly found in the skin of red grapes. It is also one of the main components of Ko-jo-kon, which is an oriental medicine that is used to treat diseases that attack the blood vessels, heart, and liver. How resveratrol came to the public’s attention was in the 1990s, scientists began to think that resveratrol was the reason that hardly any French people suffered from heart disease, despite the high-fat diet that they follow. Since this scientific discovery came about more studies have been done on resveratrol and it has been found to be a beneficial antioxidant that acts as an anti-cancer agent, and as a phytoestrogen, in addition to helping treat heart disease. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Resveratrol

2010 January 4
by HealthReviewer

When it comes to the benefits of resveratrol opinions, and whether it has the same benefits on humans as it does on plants, are widely varied. The main reason that the opinions are so varied when it comes to the benefits of resveratrol is that all of the studies and research that has been done provides different results. The results that people get on resveratrol vary because of control factors, experiment guidelines, and how they interpret the data that they receive from the studies. Continue Reading

The Truth About Antioxidants and Cancer

2010 January 2
by HealthReviewer

To better understand the truth behind antioxidants and cancer let’s explain what antioxidants really do and how that relates to cancer.  Antioxidants are a term that most people are familiar with, even if they are not sure what they do. When we hear the term antioxidants we are usually hearing about what foods are high in antioxidants and how we have to eat more of those antioxidants foods so that we can be healthier. The reason that antioxidants make us healthier is that antioxidants are substances that are found in foods and supplements that help prevent our body’s cells from being damaged by free radicals. Continue Reading

Grapes and Resveratrol Facts and Myths

2010 January 1
by HealthReviewer

A grape as a source of resveratrol is not always the best choice. Grapes are one of the foods that serve as a source of resveratrol, especially muscadine grapes. You can find resveratrol in grape vines, grape roots, grape seeds, and  grape stalks, but the highest concentration of resveratrol is found in the skin of grapes. The skin of grapes can contain anywhere from 50 to 100 micrograms per gram, which makes it a great source, but not the best source. Continue Reading

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