Resveratrol Cited as Key to Slowing the Aging Process in Barbara Walters Special
Pittsboro, NC - Barbara Walters presented cutting edge research on a TV special on ABC called “Live to be 150… Can You Do It?” Several new technologies are getting people closer to the quest to live longer and healthier lives.
Dr. David Sinclair, a founder of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals and a professor at Harvard Medical School, talked about a specific gene that is activated by resveratrol that slows the aging process. Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in several fruits. Muscadine grapes, which grow in the Southeastern US, were found to have especially high concentrations of natural resveratrol.
Dr. Sinclair stated, “Resveratrol works on a gene called SERT1, and this is the gene that controls the aging process.” With the gene activated by a high dose of resveratrol, the mice ran twice as far as the untreated mice. He noted, “They didn’t get heart disease, cancer, even osteoporosis and they lived thirty percent longer. “
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals is in Phase I clinical trials with a synthetic form of resveratrol. However, a muscadine grape seed supplement with a high level of resveratrol is available today. Resveratrol, Inc; a nutraceutical company based in Rose Hill, North Carolina, produces NutraGrapeTM, which is available online at www.nutragrape.com.
About Resveratrol, Inc.
Resveratrol, Inc. is a nutraceutical company that makes NutraGrapeTM and NutraGrape’s The Vine® products from Muscadine grape seeds. The company was founded by Duplin Winery in 1998 and is headquartered in Rose Hill, N.C.
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