Solgar Resveratrol, sourced from Polygonum cuspidatum (more commonly known as Japanese knotweed). With 100mg of resveratrol per capsule. Resveratrol is a polyphenol molecule found within grapes, peanuts, cranberries and others. Resveratrol contains polyphenol molecules such as flavonoids, flavonols and catechins which are responsible for its health benefits. Suitable for vegans. Starch, sugar and salt free. Antioxidant. 60 vegetable capsules
RRP $57.50, healthy.co.nz price $46.50.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant which is indicated when and wherever there is susceptibility to free radical damage from stress, drugs, environmental pollutants and poor diet and may be beneficial for modulating the risk of cardiovascular diseases and certain inflammatory conditions.
Adults: 1 or 2 capsules daily, preferably at mealtimes.
The Antioxidant Resveratrol
Research found resveratrol extracted from red wine protected mice from the ill effects of obesity and may extend their life span by approximately 15 percent, which is the equivalent of adding about 10 human years. Tests found that resveratrol increased the activity of enzymes known as sirtuins, which prolong the lifespan of every organism scientists have tested it on, including yeast, worms, fish and fruit flies.
Antioxidants for better health
This powerful antioxidant compound may also provide protection against a myriad of degenerative disorder. Resveratrol has been shown to reduce carcinogenesis by activating apoptosis (programmed cell death) and inhibiting cellular proliferation and angiogenesis. It has been shown to reduce oxidative damage, suppress platelet aggregation, modulate inflammation, reduce insulin resistance, enhance glucose tolerance and promote healthy oestrogen metabolism.
Resveratrol and Polyphenols
Polyphenols are a group of highly bioactive plant compounds, a large number of which have antibiotic and antioxidant activity within the plant. Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound predominantly found in grape skins, grape seeds, Japanese knotweed and peanuts and is produced in response to pathogenic attack, fungal infections (common in grapes) and UV-irradiation.
Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
Japanese Knotweed is claimed to be the highest known source of resveratrol containing 1,000 times the resveratrol content of grapes. Polygonum cuspidatum, also call Hu chang, is used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat inflammation, allergy and hyperlipidaemia.
Each 1 vegicap provides: Polygonum cuspidatum root 200mg, providing resveratrol 100mg (50%) Vegetable capsule shell (hydroxyproplmethy cellulose), Anti-caking agents: Vegetable magnesium stearate*, silicon dioxide. Made from vegetable stearic acid. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, soya, yeast, preservatives, sweeteners, artificial flavours or colours.
Keep out of reach of Children. Always read the label and use as directed. Vitamins are supplementary to a balanced diet. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.