Tuesday, November 13, 2007
WHAT IS RESVERATROL?
Resveratrol is a member of a group of compounds called phytoalexins. Grapes and other plant produce resveratrol as a protective measure during times of stress,bad weather, or poor nutrient availability or as protection against fungal and other diseases. Grapes sprayed with pesticides that prevent diseases contain little, if any, resveratrol. Wines grown in dry climates have less resveratrol than those grown in humid areas. Generally most wines contain either no resveratrol at all or very little, less than one milligram per glass. Hence, drinking wine is not the best way to go about getting resveratrol since its concentration is highly variable depending on growing conditions of the grapes and how wine is made.
Of all the plants including grapes, the richest sources of resveratrol is the medicinal plant; Polygonum cuspidatum, found in China and Japan.
You may visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol to learn more about resveratrol.
For your info, Resveratrol supplement in combination with Quercetin in a special liquid capsules is available now in Malaysia i.e. Live-well Juvine 2 (30's) ,RSP is RM83.00
I will elaborate the beneficial health properties in the coming post.