Resveratrol began drawing worldwide attention when researchers in the 1990s were looking to understand the unusually low rates of cardiovascular disease in France despite the high intake of fat and red wine among the French people.
There are hundreds of scientific articles that reference resveratrol as researchers continue to explore the numerous physiological pathways influenced by this intriguing compound. One study of healthy subjects found taking 200mg of PCE containing 40 mg of resveratrol for six weeks resulted in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects by increased expression sirtuin. This human gene enhances mitochondrial function and is thought to promote longevity.
The ability to support neuronal health is another exciting area of exploration for resveratrol applications. It was not so long ago that neurologists believed neuronal regeneration was impossible. We now know differently and there are ways to reduce neuronal oxidative stress and prevent cell death.
Resveratrol has also been shown to have anticancer and chemo-protective effects. Anticancer researchers have shown resveratrol inhibits the proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells including lymphoid and myeloid cancers, multiple myeloma, breast, ovarian and thyroid cancers.
Who else might benefit from resveratrol? Because most diseases are linked to chronic inflammation, the list of potential resveratrol applications is long and growing.