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The Role of Resveratrol in Achieving Optimal Health
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: November 04, 2017 09:23PM

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What Is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol, also known as 3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene, is a naturally occurring compound found in a number of plants. It belongs to stilbenes, a class of polyphenolic compounds, and acts like an antioxidant. Resveratrol is actually designed to help increase the life span of these plants by making them resistant to diseases, injury and various stressors, including excessive UV radiation, drastic climate changes and fungal infections.3

The discovery of resveratrol can be attributed to Japanese scientist Michio Takaoka, who first isolated the compound in 1939. He took it from white hellebore, a poisonous medicinal plant. Many years later, in 1963, another Japanese scientist known only as Nonomura isolated resveratrol from Japanese knotweed, an herb that has been used for many centuries to help treat liver and cardiovascular illnesses.

It was only in 1976 when the presence of resveratrol in grapes became known, and only in 1992 was it discovered to be in wine. More studies regarding the potential benefits of resveratrol are still being conducted

Other potent sources of this nutrient include:

• Raspberries and blueberries

• Mulberries

• Pomegranate

• Raw cacao



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Re: The Role of Resveratrol in Achieving Optimal Health
Posted by: jtprindl ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:20PM

Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, flavonoids, and contain pterostilbene, which is structurally similar to resveratrol but more bioavailable due to the presence of two methoxy groups. Pterostilbene has been shown to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death), decrease proliferation, induce cell cycle arrest, inhibit metastasis, and induce autophagy in cancer cells, eliminate cellular waste, and activate anti-aging molecular pathways (mTOR, AMPK, and sirtuins).

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Re: The Role of Resveratrol in Achieving Optimal Health
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: November 10, 2017 07:57PM

Blueberries are so rich in nutrients.
I wish we could have them year round.
It is one of the few foods I keep in the freezer in winter.

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