For years people have been searching for a way to slow down or reverse the effects of aging without much success. There are many products available that claim to be “fountains of youth,” but few are actually backed by any real scientific evidence – until now.
A recent, small scale research study conducted by the University of Buffalo that will be published in a future issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has revealed findings that resveratrol (which is commonly found in grapes, blueberries and cranberries), may help to reduce inflammation and prevent the development of free radicals. This study comes on the heels of others that had shown the power of resveratrol when it comes to prolonging the lifespan of round worms and fruit flies.
Though there were only twenty participants in this study and further and wider scaled research would probably need to be performed before anyone can officially claim that resveratrol can slow or reverse the effects of aging, the information gathered from this study seems very promising.
While you are waiting for the official verdict on resveratrol’s effects on inflammation and aging, you can work to get yourself in better health on your own by asking your doctor or health aide for suggestions on starting an exercise program and appropriate changes to your diet. Before taking any nutritional or herbal supplements, regardless of the claims, it’s important that you consult your physician and home health care provider to ensure that the supplement won’t have any negative reaction with medications that you are already taking.