Findings from published scientific literature indicate that resveratrol may be the most effective plant extract for maintaining optimal health.
Scientists have hypothesized that resveratrol may be a key component of the famous “French Paradox,” whereby the French traditionally were protected against heart disease despite a diet high in butter and animal fats. Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a natural plant antibiotic which is produced by Vitis vinifera as a response to attack by molds. Because of the wide-spread use of pesticides in modern wine-making, including the practice of copper sulphation, the level of resveratrol in modern wines has plummeted. Red wine contains resveratrol, but the quantity varies depending on where the grapes are grown, the time of harvest, and other factors. In fact, usually only one to three mg resveratrol per liter of red wine is currently found, even in the most robust red wines. After years of relentless research, a standardized resveratrol extract is now available as a dietary supplement.
This whole grape extract contains a spectrum of polyphenols that are naturally contained in red wine such as proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, etc.
Research has showed that a combination of low-dose resveratrol plus grapeseed extract mimicked many of the favorable gene expression changes seen in calorie-restricted animals. An Italian firm patented a combination of low dose resveratrol and curcumin as a stand alone oral treatment for male pattern baldness. Other studies, however, indicate that higher doses may be needed to obtain all of resveratrol’s positive benefits including improved insulin sensitivity, enhanced mitochondrial function, reduced expression of inflammatory factors, and protection against the toxic effects of a high-fat diet. A higher dose of resveratrol may provide even greater benefits for hair.
We have evaluated the published studies and patent applications on resveratrol to establish the doses one might need to take to duplicate the remarkable laboratory findings and positively impact hair growth. The results of our analysis yield a wide range of potentially effective doses: from 20 to 250 mg a day and higher. We now offer Optimized Resveratrol, a supplement that contains 250 mg of standardized trans-resveratrol for those who want optimal potencies.
Directions: Take one capsule daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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