INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Resveratrol

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Constituent

Also Known As: 3,5,4′-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene

Resveratrol is a natural compound found in plants, and Japanese Knotweed is a common source.  Plants produce this compound to ward off attack or in response to injury.  It is an antioxidant, which fights free radicals that are believed to be a cause of premature aging.

Resveratrol is used in health supplements today as an antioxidant, to promote the health of cells and tissues throughout the body.

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the MedlinePlus entry for resveratrol, the Examine.com entry for resveratrol, this National Institute of Health podcast on resveratrol, The Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for resveratrol, the WebMD entry for resveratrol, or the Drugs.com entry for resveratrol for more information.