Resveratrol is a polyphenol molecule found in many plant species including grapes, peanuts, cranberries and others. Resveratrol exerts anti-aging effects in animals. Numerous studies have shown resveratrol has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, promotes vascular endothelial function, enhances lipid metabolism, and has anticancer activity. Research has found the flavonoid quercetin inhibits duodenal and hepatic glucuronidation and sulfation of resveratrol and may thus increase bioavailability.
Enhancement of lifespan mimicked the known longevity-enhancing effect of caloric restriction.
Limits cholesterol synthesis and increase metabolic rate, physical endurance and number of mitochondria.
Inhibits glucose conversion to lipids in fat cells
Down regulates inflammatory cytokine expression
Decreases expression of inflammatory markers
Beneficial in asthma and arthritis
Increases activity of eNOS which converts dietary L-arginine into nitric oxide in blood vessels
Nitric Oxide promotes vascular health by stimulating vasodilation and inhibiting monocyte adhesion and vascular smooth muscle proliferation
Inhibits platelet aggregation
Exerts anti-cancer activity via numerous mechanisms, including its phytoestrogen effect, antioxidant activity, decrease angiogenesis and metastasis