Beware of Resveratrol Scams
After testing out almost all the available Resveratrol products in the market, we have concluded that each product has its own way of working. Some products barely produced the desired results (weight loss and slowing the aging process), while some have worked wonders.
Resveratrol Supplements: What Are They Made Of?
Resveratrol is an antibiotic produced by certain plants to guard themselves against the onset of diseases, fungi, bacteria, and extreme heat. It is found in Japanese knotweed, peanuts, mulberries, and grapes. Resveratrol supplements that come in various forms, pills, tablets, powders, and liquids, are only recently becoming popular for their supposed magnificent health effects, primarily a longer, healthier life.
Remember the French paradox? There has never been a definite answer as to why people living in southern France tend to have the lowest risks of heart attack despite their highly-saturated fatty diets. Most research done on the French paradox indicate that this has got something to do with the French’s regular inclusion of red wine into their diet. Though nobody has yet been able to establish a direct link between the French people’s love for red wine and their healthier hearts, more and more experts say they believe in the power of red wine.
Many people tend to associate Resveratrol supplements with red wine. This is because red wine is made from the skin of grapes, which is very rich in Resveratrol. With this as their basis, some have said that it is the Resveratrol present in the red wine that allows the French to live longer and happier lives than almost everybody else in the entire world. But if you do a little bit more research, you’ll find out that for the Resveratrol in red wine to take effect as you would like it to, you will have to drink at least a thousand bottles of wine everyday. And, of course, that isn’t good for the body.
This is the reason why pharmaceutical companies have started manufacturing Resveratrol supplements in various forms, where the right dosage matches the right amount contained in a thousand bottles of red wine, minus the alcohol. Most people are not aware, though, that most Resveratrol supplements are not made from grapes, but from Japanese knotweed (Polygonum Cuspidatum). Yes, that invasive, little weed that most people don’t know about.
Japanese knotweed is a species native to Japan, Korea, China, and other parts of Asia. It has also been successfully grown in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Many manufacturers of Resveratrol supplements prefer Japanese knotweed over grapes because it is less expensive and contains more concentrated Resveratrol than any kind of red grape. Japanese knotweed is a sturdy weed that can live up to more than two years and can survive in extremely hot or cold temperatures.
The Food and Drug Administration of the United States classifies Resveratrol supplements under the food category. Resveratrol supplements contain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids needed by people who have extreme lack of these nutrients. They are also considered as preventive measures against chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.