Resveratrol is reported by the media with excited anticipation of its potential in the metabolic support of the immune system, anti-aging, sports performance, many health concerns, and life extension. Resveratrol, found in red grapes, fruits, berries and root extracts, was first isolated in 1940 as a constituent of Japanese Knotweed and the Hy Zhang Root Extract (Polygonum Cuspidatum). The bio-active chemical configuration is 3,4’,5-tri-hydroxy-trans-stilbene, a potent antioxidant. It is a powerful antioxidant that exists as two geometric isomers: cis-resveratrol and trans- resveratrol – the latter being the naturally occuring form. It is trans-resveratrol that is the nutritional supplement product of which all research, regarding the benefits of the compound, are conducted upon.
Thursday, January 5, 2012