Resveratrol is a potent longevity polyphenol, commonly found in red wine and cocoa, that combats inflammation, protects cells, supports cardiovascular health, and manages estrogen.*

What Is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a potent longevity polyphenol, commonly found in red wine and cocoa, that combats inflammation, protects cells, supports cardiovascular health, and manages estrogen.*

Benefits of Resveratrol

  • Combats inflammation*
  • Protects cells*
  • Supports cardiovascular health*
  • Boosts testosterone*
  • Controls estrogen.*
  • Protects the liver*
  • Manages glucose and insulin*
  • Supports brain health*
  • Builds muscle*
  • Increase strength*

What You Need to Know About Resveratrol


Resveratrol is a polyphenol first isolated in 1939 from the roots of white hellebore and later in grapes, berries, cocoa, peanuts, plums, and others. Resveratrol is also a potent longevity agent that combats inflammation, protects cells, supports cardiovascular health, boosts testosterone, and manages estrogen.*

Resveratrol is a decades-heralded longevity agent. The association between resveratrol and cardiovascular health ushered in decades of intensive research. Singh et al. found an incredible 244 completed resveratrol trials.

Singh et al. regard resveratrol as "pleiotropic," meaning it can address the gene dysregulations in various areas. Resveratrol modulates many cell signaling pathways, positively affecting numerous health concerns from multiple angles.

Resveratrol for Health

Resveratrol provides multiple health benefits:

  1. Glucose and Insulin Management: Resveratrol decreases blood glucose levels and hemoglobin A1C and improves insulin sensitivity. At 150 mg daily, resveratrol reduces the size of adipocytes. At 1500 mg daily, resveratrol reduces body mass index, waist circumference, and total insulin secretion.
  2. Inflammation Health: Resveratrol supports healthy inflammation responses in cardiovascular tissue and the gastrointestinal tract.
  3. Liver Health: At 600 mg daily for 3 months, resveratrol reduces glucose, insulin resistance, cholesterol, and liver enzymes ALT and AST.
  4. Health Brain Support: Resveratrol supports mitochondrial associated with cognition. It also enhances cerebrovascular responsiveness.
  5. Cardiovascular Support: Research shows resveratrol has multi-targeting cardio-protective properties.

Resveratrol for Athletes and Lifters

Resveratrol is a performance-enhancing supplement:

  1. Boosts Testosterone: Resveratrol boosts testosterone in animals by 51.6%.
  2. Controls Estrogen: Resveratrol is a potent aromatase inhibitor, decreasing the conversion of testosterone to estrogen and increasing testosterone.
  3. Builds Muscle and Strength: Resveratrol makes muscle fibers grow larger and stronger. Montesanto et al. (2013) find resveratrol induces young muscle cells (myoblasts) to develop and stimulate muscle-protein synthesis. Resveratrol signals IGF-1, activating proteins and inducing hypertrophy in skeletal muscle.

Any Side Effects?

Another great thing about resveratrol is its lack of effects at 600-1200 mg daily. Mega doses of 2.5 to 5.0 grams might cause abdominal discomfort, but that's a higher dose than any human would probably ever need.

People on blood thinners should consult their doctor before taking resveratrol, as the compound has anti-platelet effects similar to fish oil.

Singh et al. note: "The side effects of resveratrol are mild and sporadic compared to its overwhelming health benefits."

Products Containing Resveratrol

Research on Resveratrol

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