What are your guys thoughts on Resveratrol? I keep reading about it. It's pretty amazing. It has implications for weight control/fat loss. Anti-aging, super antioxidant, anti-cancer...the list goes on.
Biotest sells a 300mg dose. There are numerous other companies selling it now in various dosages.
Is this stuff super pricey to source? I also read it degrades very easily. Dosages and actual Resveratrol amounts vary depending on the extraction and so on. If I was going to shell out money for something like this there is no other company I would want to be supplying it than NP. I've come to trust their word and reputation.
Terry Grossman MD is a leading doctor/researcher in this area and a big proponent of anti-aging type stuff.
Q: You recommend 400 mg/day of resveratrol yet there no studies that even remotely approach that amount (only a few clinical studies have been done). Using the most potent resveratrol-concentrated wine ever measured (25 mg/bottle) versus the typical 1/4 mg per glass or 1.5 mg bottle one would need to consume 15 to 267 bottle of red wine/day to get that amount of resveratrol. How can you justify that amount? Isn't there a lethal dose established for resveratrol? Independent of that, there are no studies at high levels.
Terry: A: The reservatrol we refer to in our book is resveratrol 200 mg (polygonum cuspidatum) extract (root). It is standardized to contain 20% total resveratrol or 40 mg. We recommend taking 1-2 capsules of this root (200-400 mg) as mentioned in the book, which is equivalent to 40-80 mg resveratrol.
I dont know what the actual dose recieved is in the 300mg Biotest product. Other brands are dosed at 40-60 per cap. I really dont trust too many of the products I see out there. There are major issues with storage, processing, degradation etc.