A Harvard University study has called anti-aging dietary supplement Resveratrol “arguably the biggest medical discovery since antibiotics” while the much respected Mayo Clinic declared “Recent research has indicated that Resveratrol, which is found in the skin and seeds of grapes used to make wine, has promising heart-healthbenefits”.
Resveratrol became popular in the 80s when the phrase the “French Paradox” was coined. Scientists were puzzled by the fact that in spite of their high saturated fat intake, the French died less of coronary heart disease and attributed it to their higher consumption of red wine.
Red wine contains Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that helps to preserve and restore good health. Resveratrol ispresent in the skin of grapes, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, mulberries, pomegranates and Japanese knotweed, and is synthesized in plants to help protect them against physical harm, infection and disease. Interestingly, it helps to protect humans as well!
Resveratrol has now been launched onto the South African marketplace by LifeTime Supplements – headed up by Cheryl Mulder – in a maximum purity (99%) , pharmaceutical-grade Resveratrol gel formula, giving the equivalent benefits of 170 glasses of red wine in a single dose.
Other reports in academic journals such as Lancet and the National Academy of Sciences document the anti-aging actions of Resveratrol and other benefits including increased energy levels; heart health benefits; effective weight loss and a stronger immune system.
Mulder – a South African IT and telecoms expert who retired to start LifeTime Supplements –explains her Resveratrol journey: “It began when a naturopath prescribed a Resveratrol gel for me. After a month of taking it I saw major improvements in my health, more specifically I experienced increased energy levels, my skin felt smooth and hydrated and I even managed to lose weight. After a couple of months, I stopped taking it as it proved to be very expensive, because it was imported from the US. But then I just didn’t feel as good and so I decided to look into the manufacture of a local, more affordable alternative that was as good as anything on the international market.”
After much research, Mulder found a reputable supplement manufacturer who had the expertise to assist in the formulation and manufacture of LifeTime Resveratrol and developed a product that is 99 percent pure and in a Trans Resveratrol format which is more easily absorbed by the body. Mulder has closely followed the work of the award-winning Dr David Sinclair, a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, who is regarded as a world expert in ageing. In 2014 he was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Sinclair’s focus is on understanding genes that can help fight disease and ageing including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. He also studies cellular energy production, learning, memory and neurodegeneration. He has shown how Resveratrol activates the SIRT1 gene, the body's survival mechanism, that extends life in low-energy environments. In the past, SIRT1 has only been activated by extreme caloric restriction (and starvation).
Sinclair has been quoted as saying he wants to “keep people younger for longer not older for longer and make those years productive and healthy” saying about Resveratrol: “(It's) as close to a miraculous molecule as you can find...”
Says Mulder: “While it is almost impossible, to get the recommended dose of Resveratrol from food alone - you would need to drink about 170 glasses of red wine each day to get the equivalent amount - the type of Resveratrol used in our product –Trans Resveratrol – has been proven to be easily absorbed by the body.”
A carton of Lifetime Resveratrol Gel contains 30 x 30ml sachets, one to be taken every day in the morning with food, at a cost of R650 inclusive of VAT and shipping.
“So, around R21.50 a day – which is less than a cup of coffee from your favourite outlet and far more beneficial to your health!” adds Mulder.
“Research into anti-ageing is developing rapidly and there are bound to be huge discoveries in the next few years. However, Resveratrol is the start of this journey to improve the quality of our lives as we age,” Mulder concludes.
For more information and to order LifeTime Resveratrol Gel go to: http://lifetimesupplements.co.za/
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