It seems that there is an ongoing search party for the ultimate secret weapon to slow down the natural process of ageing once and for all. And just when you thought nature had given up everything for science, the latest studies have shined the spotlight on the humble red grape. Not only are red grapes delicious, but they have blessed us with red wine and through that conversion process an abundance of antioxidants known as Resveratrol are produced.
So, we have all heard the research about red wine being good for our health, but did you know Resveratrol has been discovered to be the new super ingredient in an ever-sought-after anti-ageing formula? We spoke with New York celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr Vincent Giampapa, who revealed five things we need to know about Resveratrol.
1. Resveratrol is a natural compound
Resveratrol is found in several plant species and is produced to assist them when they are under attack by infectious agents such as bacteria, fungi or UV light. Just as it acts as a protection mechanism in plants, Resveratrol is also thought to convey protective properties to humans and is considered a beneficial ingredient to combat many human conditions such as inflammation, low energy and even cancer.
2. Resveratrol is the reason why red wine is good for you
Have you ever heard about The French Paradox? This explains how the consumption of red wine in France is the reason for them having a lower rate of heat disease. Well, this is actually all owing to Resveratrol and the Polyphenols found within it, which have powerful biological activities that help to protect our bodies from the onslaught of diseases. But this doesn’t mean we should go out and start consuming red wine in large quantities. While a glass of red wine is a great idea, especially amongst friends, one glass easily turns into three glasses and you might wake up feeling very sorry for yourself. The good news is there are tons of supplements containing Resveratrol that you can take without getting a hangover the next day.
3. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant for the skin
Sun damage and pollution are just a few environmental factors that take a huge toll on our skin and increase the process of ageing. Resveratrol has shown to have great potential in skin care and dermatology by supporting healthy-looking skin from within and fighting free radical damage.
4. Resveratrol helps with weight loss management
Consuming Resveratrol can give you increased energy which helps your exercise routines to become less tiresome. If you are combining exercise and a low-caloric diet, this will enhance the effects of Resveratrol and help support weight-management.
5. Resveratrol is the key to longevity
In scientific studies, feeding Resveratrol to fish, fruit flies and even mice have increased their lifespans because it alters gene expression in heart, brain and skeletal muscle.
About Dr Vincent C. Giampapa
Dr Giampapa is a Board Certified Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is also the Director of the Plastic Surgery Center Internationalé, The Giampapa Institute for Anti-Aging Medical Therapy and an ambassador for Réserve by Jeunesse Global. Réserve by Jeunesse Global contains a specially selected exotic fruit blend packed with Resveratrol, rich botanical extracts and other nourishing and energising super-fruits including aloe vera, green tea, acai berry and pomegranate.
Dr Giampapa is the author of several books including The Gene Makeover: The 21st Century Anti-Aging Breakthrough (in association with Dr Frederick F Buechel MD and Dr Ohan Karatoprak MD) and Breaking the Aging Code (in association with Miryam Ehrlich Williamson)
Over the past seven years, Dr Giampapa has been featured in many radio and television programs, including Phil Donahue, Joan Rivers, Geraldo Rivers and the McLaughlin Report. He has also published numerous articles in both national and international plastic surgical journals as well as book chapters. He has been features in many articles in both national and international magazines concerning cosmetic surgery and new surgical techniques. He has been awarded over a dozen patents from the United States Government for unique cell culture delivery techniques as well as new drug delivery systems, and surgical instrument designs.
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