I take 300 mgs of trans-resveratrol/day as part of an autoimmune protocol and I haven't gained any energy or lost fat from it. It inhibits AGE's though, and stimulates humoral (B cell) immunity. You'd really have to drink cases of wine to get the amount of resveratrol in a supplement.
Most resveratrol is not derived from grapes but rather from Giant Knotweed (Polygonum Cuspidatum). Another source of resveratrol like compounds is He Shou Wu (Polygonum Multiflorum). It has really strong anti AGE properties: Stilbene Glucoside from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.: A Novel Natural Inhibitor of Advanced Glycation End Product Formation by Trapping of Methylglyoxal - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)
He Shou Wu is a tonic herb in Chinese medicine and does help with energy, as well as hair loss. I've used it with good results for hair shedding due to Hashimoto's
It might help. I take it for TH1 (t-cell) dominant Hashimoto's and type 1 diabetes is also a TH1 dominant condition. It's supposed to help insulin resistance. It's something to stay away from if you have a TH2 (b cell) dominant condition like lupus, though.
It's an antioxidant for mitochondria leakiness". He says leakiness determines longevity; he wrote a whole blog post on it http://jackkruse.com/a-leaky-life/ . I think it is the cornertone of Levee #1:What do you take it for? I remember him talking about but can't remember the context
Levee number 1:
Current cellular homeostasis determines cellular fates all of the time. This is the cornerstone of my theory of longevity.*We must stop focusing in on disease states and instead think about what happens to the cell’s environment that dictates its fate.*The cellular terroir are what cause the disease states. This is my cellular theory of relativity. My theory of aging is that the environment the cell finds itself in is directly proportional to outcomes the cell may face.
The best price for Biotiva was walgreens.com, they don't carry it in the stores.
Last edited by Adrianag; 09-12-2011 at 03:47 PM.
If it's not working for you take a closer look at what you are eating. Also, are you taking supplements? I tend to stop losing when I stop my supplements (multi, vit D, B complex, B12, fish oil, vit C).
Not sure about the resveratrol... I just get my antioxidant fix from vitamin C. It's cheap and effective.