Resveratrol,Trans-3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene,Introduction and Its Benefit Applications.
Applications and Properties:
Increase of lifespan.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant but its antioxidant properties are weaker that those of quercetin and epicatechin. It has anticancer properties and inhibits lipid peroxidation of low-density lipoprotein and prevents the cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL. Resveratrol also increases the activity of some antiretroviral drugs in vitro.
Resveratrol is the parent compound of a family of molecules, including glucosides and polymers, existing in cis and trans configurations in a narrow range of spermatophytes of which vines, peanuts and pines are the prime representatives.
Dosages: recommended dosage of 5~10 mg(22~44 umol) per day.
Safety and Toxicity:
Human Studies:Adverse effects of resveratrol have not been reported:a recommended dosage of 5~10 mg(22~44 umol) per day was stated to be "entirely safe."Recently,the National Cancer Institute(NCI) initiated preclinical toxicity studies on trans-resveratrol: clinical trials may also be conducted.
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