Can Resveratrol Reverse Aging?
It will be one of the greatest inventions if a supplement can reverse one's age. Practically speaking, this is not possible at least till now. But there is much scientific research going on all over the world to develop and test a supplement that can prolong the lifespan of a human being and called an agent for reversal of human age. We cannot become a teen at the age of 60, but scientists are trying to increase the lifespan of humans. One such supplement is Resveratrol, which is found in the skin of black grapes and some plants. One research shows that mice's lifespan is increased by 60 percent, with the use of Resveratrol injection. In this article, we will see how this supplement can prolong a human lifespan.
Resveratrol – What is it?
Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found in some of the plants and skin of many fruits like black grapes and berries. It is an anti-oxidant of the polyphenol group. Red wine also has this compound. Apart from the main claim of prolonging the human lifespan, Resveratrol has some other health benefits as below:
- Heart disease prevention
- Reduction of LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
- Reducing inflammation
- Preventing damages in blood vessels
- Fighting against Cancer
- Hearing loss prevention
- Help to improve the Calorie Restriction process
- Prolonged lifespan
- Prevention of Tumor growth
All the above claims are based on the results of tests done on mice.
Reasons for claiming it as an anti-aging agent
Without any reason, scientists would not have drowned in the ocean of research to prove Resveratrol as an anti-aging agent. They have found that Resveratrol enhances the functionality of mitochondria by activating the SIRT1 gene. It can prevent the proliferation of cancer. The anti-oxidant nature also reduces chronic inflammation in the human body, thus preventing many diseases like heart disease and the likes. Prevention of diseases is one of the main factors that increase the lifespan of humans. The researchers have also identified similarities between the use of Resveratrol and the Calorie Restriction (CR) process that is somewhat similar to delayed-aging.
How can Resveratrol delay aging?
Many research pieces are going on to apply the Calorie Restriction (CR) process to humans and extend their lifespans. It is a process of reducing calorie intake without malnutrition. Another claim is that the Resveratrol compound can stimulate the activation of sirtuin molecules and provide the same results as the processes in Calorie Restriction (CR).
- Reduction of body fat
- Retardation of body growth
- Increasing DNA repairs
- Enhanced apoptosis – the self-destruction of damaged cells
Although these processes are not in practice, many pieces of research have shown that an addition of a Resveratrol compound with the Calorie Restriction process can extend a human lifespan by 60%. In this way, Resveratrol can be a direct agent of lifespan extension and be called a reverse aging agent.
Does Resveratrol have any side effects?
You can take Resveratrol from red wine, fruits, dark chocolate, and as a supplement. To date, there are no side effects that are linked with the use of a Resveratrol supplement. However, consulting a doctor before using it for health issues is recommended.
To date, no supplement can reverse a person's age. The research is still happening around the world to get to that point. Resveratrol can help to prevent some diseases like heart disease, cancer, etc. This prevention of many diseases may extend the lifespan of a person. But, we cannot claim Resveratrol as a reverse aging agent. The compound can be beneficial for the elderly to get rid of many age-related diseases and live peacefully.