Resveratrol Supplements Could Defy the Aging Process

j0438457Anti-aging treatment options today include eating a healthy diet, maintaining a steady exercise regimen, and undergoing a cosmetic procedure to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines.

However, researchers at Washington University now believe that the aging process can be slowed down simply by popping a pill. According to a recent study at Washington University, an enzyme known as Resveratrol contains an abundance of antioxidant compounds that can defy the aging process.

Resveratrol contains a high concentration of antioxidants found in red wine, dark chocolate, grapes and nuts; all of these foods are known to have anti-aging benefits because they may protect the cells from free radical damage, and make human cells live longer.  Resveratrol is considered to be one of the most powerful antioxidatns on the planet, and may have anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering and even anti-cancer properties.

Until now, research studies about the effectiveness of Resrveratrol as an anti-aging supplement have remained inconclusive. However, new research from Washington University is proving otherwise.

Researchers at Washington University believe that taking Resveratrol supplements and eating a calorie-restricted diet may be the best way to slow down the aging process and increase longevity. The supplement won’t be a ‘quick fix’ miracle pill for those who live an unhealthy lifestyle, but may be an effective supplement for improving the skin tone, reducing insulin sensitivity to certain foods, and protecting the cells overall with age.

The supplement is designed to be a natural, healthy alternative to eating too many fattening or unhealthy antioxidant foods such as peanut butter, red wine and dark chocolate that can offset any benefits of the compounds by increasing weight gain and causing blood sugar problems.

Studies for Resveratrol supplementation are still being conducted at Washington University, and researchers are looking for volunteers between the ages of 40 and 70 years to try the supplement and make appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes.


Further Reading

  • Plastic surgeons are experimenting with Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) therapy and stem cell fat transfer procedures for facial rejuvenation.

  • Cosmetic surgeons that specialize in rhinoplasty and other aesthetic enhancement procedures often use specialized tools to ensure a more precise surgery. A recent study shows the benefits of an ultrasonic aspirator for rhinpolasty procedures.

  • Many cosmetic surgeons and medical spas offer hyaluronic acid gel-based fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm for filling out wrinkles and lines, and use them for the “liquid facelift” procedure. A new development announced at the American Society of Plastic Surgery annual conference, Plastic Surgery 11 THE Meeting in September 2011 is a solid – not gel – hyaluronic acid filler that is instantly reversible. This filler may offer a more precise correction of wrinkles and lines than gel-based fillers, and is an exciting development in the field of minimally-invasive plastic and cosmetic surgery.