Jarrow Formulas Resveratrol 100
Resveratrol has been a hot supplement since this polyphenol, a chemical found in grapes and plants, has shown promise in several studies published in Nature (2004 - 2006). From a ingredient that might prolong life in man as it does with mice. Other studies showing promise as a potential new drug to treat or reverse diabetes. Findings that warrant more research. Even in cosmetic application holds promise, whether as a supplement for firm and healthy slender looking legs but also perhaps as a topical dermal hydrating creme.
Resveratrol 100 contains 100 mg of resveratrols (3,4,5-trihydroxystilbenes) and resveratrol glucosides (piceids) extracted from Hu zhang (“tiger cane”) root. Polygonum extracts have a history of usage in traditional eastern medicine as cardiotonics. Resveratrol 100 approximately 90% resveratrol in the trans configuration.
Resveratrol 100 has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC value) of over 3000 per capsule. As an antioxidant, resveratrol may protect cardiovascular function by inhibiting LDL oxidation, upregulating nitric oxide synthesis, and protecting the integrity of capillaries. Resveratrol has also been studied for its ability to activate Phase 2 detoxification enzymes and to maintain healthy cell replication.
• protects capillaries and arteries
• supports healthy blood circulation
• resveratrol for beautiful firm slender legs
• supports fat loss
Resveratrol: Fruit of the Vine
Although ethanol (alcohol) in small amounts can increase HDL, or “good” cholesterol, the primary heart-protective effect of wine comes from pigments in the skin of dark grapes. Red wine is particularly rich in such pigments, which are liberated during fermentation. The most scientifically supported and celebrated of the compounds is resveratrol (3,4,5-trihydroxystilbene). The compound evolved in grapes to combat disease, especially fungal attack. As evidence, treatment with fungicides dramatically reduces resveratrol production by the grape. Processing to reduce the astringent tannin content of wines, as performed commercially at large vintners, can also unfortunately reduce wine’s protective effect.
Populations that regularly consume red wine are noted for longevity and general good health. Indeed, red wine consumption and superior health is prevalent in much of Mediterranean Europe. This health-promoting effect may help explain the “French Paradox:” the French have been observed to consume large amounts of saturated fats and yet exhibit low rates of heart disease.
Jarrow Formulas Resveratrol has been extracted from the root of the Chinese herb Huzhang (Polygonum cuspidatum).
Vitamin C is added to these to support collagen production. These compounds are powerful antioxidants in their own right.
Phytoestrogens Are Protective
Classified as a phytoestrogen, resveratrol significantly enhances vascular relaxation in response to acetylcholine in animal models. Phytoestrogens also exhibit numerous other beneficial physiological effects.
Resveratrol displays a neutralizing effect on environmental toxins.
Environmental contaminants such as dioxin, found at high levels in cigarette smoke and in many other sources of air pollution, have been linked to osteoporosis and periodontal disease. How this occurs is not completely understood. Yet resveratrol has proven to be an antagonist to these pollutants, suggesting that it may be protective against toxins now common in the environment.
The cardioprotective effect of wine is normally attributed to its antioxidants. Investigations have shown that resveratrol plays a significant role in cardioprotection.
Many scientists have studied the mechanisms by which polyphenolic compounds protect the cardiovascular system. Such protection is attributed in part to their ability to directly scavenge peroxyl and hydroxyl radicals and to reduce oxidative stress. These actions, among other things, protect LDL (“bad” cholesterol) oxidation, which contributes to cardiovascular disease. Resveratrol was proven more effective than flavonoids in chelating copper ions – generators of free radicals – and less effective as a free-radical scavenger than some other grape components. Besides inhibiting LDL oxidation, exposure to wine/resveratrol appears to modulate vascular cell functions and protect against blood clotting.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Leptin, leptin resistance and SIRT1
After demand for resveratrol and pterostilbene went up considerably, due to a remark on tv by a doctor about its' effect on leptin and cardiovascular function, we got a lot of requests to explain how leptin works.
Currently, a major topic in the field of obesity research is the link between obesity and the hormone leptin. Some evidence suggests that obese-prone individuals don’t respond to increasing leptin levels in the same way that non-obese-prone individuals do, which is the reason obesity is now being associated with possible “leptin resistance.” Scientists first discovered leptin in 1994, after years of research focused on hormones that affect body weight and calorie intake. While initially researchers believed the discovery could be used to create powerful weight loss supplements, this has never happened.
How does leptin function in the body and where does the hormone come from? Leptin interacts with areas of the brain that control hunger and eating behavior. The nickname “the starvation hormone” has been given to leptin because levels tend to plummet when someone restricts their calorie intake too much, exercises more and loses body fat. These are all factors involved in what’s called “starvation mode.”
Meanwhile, ghrelin is called a “hunger hormone” that increases your desire to eat.
At your ideal “set point weight,” fat cells produce a given amount of leptin, which maintains the internal energy balance needed for necessary cellular function and proper weight management. In most healthy adults, changes in body weight will trigger changes in leptin, causing appetite to either increase when body fat falls or decrease when body fat rises — although in some susceptible individuals this energy-balance system seems to malfunction.
There’s still a lot to learn about how leptin resistance or decreased sensitivity to leptin’s signals develops, and what can be done to prevent or reverse it. Many experts believe that eating a highly processed diet — especially while also leading a stressful and mostly sedentary lifestyle — is the perfect storm for developing leptin resistance.
Even if someone is genetically susceptible to weight gain or obesity, there’s still a lot they can do to help prevent this from happening, especially eating a nutrient-dense diet, getting enough exercise and taking steps to manage stress.
How to love your body?
With all these standards for beauty, it’s easy to plummet into a spiral of body-hating. Don’t succumb to the pressure! Love your body, no matter what!
Body shaming is, sadly, a trend these days. You have songs that hate on the skinny girls because “real women have curves.” Then you have songs about shaming people who don’t happen to have the body type of a Victoria’s Secret model. We all know that no one is perfect, but there are still some people who insist on telling people how they should look, how they should act, what size they should be, what their hair color should look like.
Everyone has the right to love their own body. Whether you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, missing a limb, dark-skinned, pale-skinned, what have you, every single body in the world deserves to be loved. It’s just a shame that so many people insist on hating on their bodies, simply because they don’t conform to the unrealistic standards set by society.
How to prevent or treat varicose veins with natural remedies?Sometimes it seems like varicose veins come out of nowhere when you’re least expecting it. Most people over the age of 60 have some degree, and usually they’re not a big deal. But they could be, it depends on the general health of your veins.
Valves in your veins are supposed to work harmoniously to move blood in one direction, to the heart!
If your heart is weak, or your valves stop working, or your veins lose collagen and become weakened, then the blood stays in your legs and feet longer than it should. It pools faster if you’re standing for a long time or if you’re sitting for a long time like during a long plane flight. The pressure inside your veins makes them wider and after a while, micro amounts of blood leak out into the surrounding tissue.
Varicose veins form, that is what you see when you look at your legs and see those twisted, distended big blue veins. It causes venous insufficiency. You are not the only one suffering: a large amount of especially elderly people and those who have to stand for a long time in their jobs, have varicose veins. They mostly impact the legs and feet.
take 1 capsule with a meal once or twice a day or as advised by a qualified physician
take 2 capsules with a meal twice a day or as advised by a qualified physician
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
vitamin C 100mg 167% RDI
resveratrol 100 mg †
- from root of tiger cane (Polygonum cuspidatum), min 90mg transresveratrol
† = Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) not established
active ingredient (vitamin C, resveratrol), filler (cellulose, magnesium stearate derived from palm oil), anticoagulant (silicium dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans