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Snooth User: Mark Angelillo

Resveratrol

Posted by Mark Angelillo, Aug 11, 2008.

That's actually the name of the chemical in wine that is supposed to extend life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol

There's some work being done to extract resveratrol and put it into a pill that fights cancer and old age. Hey -- it " significantly extends the lifespan of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae." Why not a human?

Personally I prefer to get most of my RDA of Resveratrol from a glass of red wine.

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 11, 2008.

isnt that the stuff they inject into your wrinkles? its 'reversa' something or other, for sure

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Aug 12, 2008.

The only thing I can think of that gets injected into wrinkles is Botox. I'm no expert on either thing...

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 12, 2008.

Restalin - i think...

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Aug 12, 2008.

This is very controversial and its miraculous benefits are overstated by some, but I think they are on to something here. Resveratrol could be part of the explanation behind the French Paradox. However, many have taken it way too far. Its not like you'll double your lifespan if you pop R pills and spend your week-ends playing Wii.

A recent overheated Resveratrol supplement ad claimed it would help men:
-decrease fat mass
-increase muscle mass and strength
-increase sex drive
-increase feelings of well being.
-decrease gynecomastia (the formation of so-called man-tits)

So bring on the red wine!

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 13, 2008.

here's the stuff i meant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restylane

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Reply by WineGent, Aug 14, 2008.

Hey, First Viagara....now resveratrol........Happy, Happy.....better living through chemistry~!

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Aug 14, 2008.

Does resveratrol eliminate the effects of chronic gullability? Oh, playing the wii isn't so bad, with all the flailing around. Not like biking 60 miles though...


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