Findings from published scientific literature indicate that resveratrol may be the most effective compound for maintaining optimal health and promoting longevity.144 Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a polyphenolic compound which is produced by Vitis vinifera as a response to attack by molds. Because of the widespread use of pesticides in modern wine making, including the practice of copper sulfation, the level of resveratrol in modern wines has plummeted. Red wine contains resveratrol, but the quantity varies depending on where the grapes are grown, the time of harvest and other factors.
In general, there are approximately one to three mg of resveratrol per liter currently found in red wines, even though there are exceptions.167-171 Therefore, using an average of 1.5 mg of resveratrol in 1 liter of today’s red wine, our 20 mg trans-resveratrol supplement contains approximately 476 times the amount of resveratrol in one fluid ounce of red wine. Since a glass of wine is approximately 5⅓ ounces, this means you may achieve the amount of resveratrol in 90 glasses of red wine just by taking one 20 mg trans-resveratrol supplement.
This formulation also contains trans-pterostilbene (a compound in the same stilbene family as resveratrol), that works synergistically with resveratrol to confer anti-aging benefits. In laboratory tests, pterostilbene has shown promise for supporting cardiovascular health, glucose levels that are already within normal range, anti-aging and cognitive function.178-185 It helps improve mitochondrial function and supports healthy metabolic function by activating SIRT1 and mimicking calorie restriction.186,187 It has also shown potential to ease inflammation and support antioxidant activity.181,185