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resveratrol

(rĕz-vîr′ĭ-trôl′, -trŏl′, -trōl′)
n.
A polyphenolic compound, C14H12O3, that is found in grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and other plants or food products, especially red wine, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and may protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease.
A naturally occurring phytoalexin and antioxidant produced by some higher plants—e.g., grapes (Vitis vinifera)—in response to injury or fungal infection

resveratrol

Nutrition A phytochemical in grapes which may be partly responsible for the health benefit attributed to red wine. See Red wine.

resveratrol

A molecule present in plants that has been shown to activate SIRTUINS in animals in a manner similar to the effect of calories restriction. Resveratrol enhances vitality and extends life span in worms, fruit flies and some fish. It also diminishes the malign effects of a high-calorie, high-fat diet in mice, protects against insulin resistance and diabetes, and improves cognition.
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(14) In addition, reservatrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, has gained interest relative to telomere lengthening, and in our studies restored mitochondrial function and attenuated apoptosis following exposure to IL-1.
Top superfood, blueberry, is rich in antioxidants: reservatrol helps to repair damage done by free radicals (unstable molecules produced as a result of stress) and pterostilbene regulates blood-sugar levels, inhibiting the release of stress hormones.
They found mice fed with reservatrol, a chemical found in the grape skins, had stronger bones and hearts and were less likely to develop cataracts.
The skins of red grapes contain a plant chemical called reservatrol, which may offer greater protection even than vitamins C and E.
ingredient of this lotion is a grape seed derived antioxidant called Reservatrol that is also being investigated as a means of fighting cancer.
By targeting resveratrol in this new formulation, the recommended dosage provides a reservatrol content of 15-30 glasses of red wine as well as equal catechin content to one cup of brewed green tea.
Scientists in Britain and the United States announced plans to study n new cancer-prevention drug based on reservatrol, a natural compound found in red wine.
Finally, Re-Nutriv contains a stabilized version of reservatrol, an antioxidant produced by some plants to ward-off fungi and bacteria.