What is Resveratrol?
Why Does it Matter?

What is Resveratrol? Why Does it Matter?

How Does Resveratrol Provide Body System Benefits?

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring substance found in, among other things, red grapes used to make red wine, as well as in numerous superfoods that Strive uses in its blends, such as Japanese Knotweed which is one of the most trans-resveratrol rich plants known. Other superfoods high in resveratrol include: Cocoa, Maqui berries, Blueberries, Mullberries, Acai Berries.  

Resveratrol has shown promise in clinical studies by modulating the effects of several age-related conditions, including:

  • An effective natural anti-inflammatory by supporting the body’s normal inflammatory response
  • Health-promoting effect on blood vessels
  • Activating a special class of protein enzymes called sirtuins that act as cellular switches by up-regulating numerous positive functions, including cellular aging, inflammatory response, detoxification, stress resistance, fat and glucose metabolism, circadian rhythm, and mitochondrial biogenesis
  • The sirtuin proteins support the formation of new mitochondria in the cells, which results in more efficient cellular energy production and possibly increased longevity
  • One of the many benefits of Resveratrol is that it induces neuroprotective effects by elevating BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor

How Does Resveratrol Do What It Does?

Resveratrol is found in the skins of resveratrol-rich plants. These plants make resveratrol to help protect themselves from environmental damage and infections.  The same self-protective attributes that protect plants that make resveratrol also provides benefits to the human body by acting as a powerful antioxidant. This means resveratrol neutralizes free-radicals (compounds that damage cells if the levels of free radicals become too high). 

Research on resveratrol has been promising and continues to determine the benefits derived from its use, including to help improve heart health, lower blood sugar, help with obesity and weight loss, and promote anti-aging effects. 

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