I am re-posting this blog from last year because the information on Resveratrol is compelling. This weekend, please tune to ShopNBC for the exclusive launch of RestoreLife Formulas Vitamins and Supplements, including Resveratrol – which, contrary to this 60 Minutes segment, is available in its natural state NOW!
I was watching my favorite show, 60 Minutes, last Sunday and they had a segment on Resveratrol.
Resveratrol is found in grape skins – it’s a plant extract that has shown dramatic effects for maintaining optimal health. It’s found naturally in red wine – and provides the link supporting the notion that red wine, in moderation, has health benefits. In simple terms, there’s something powerful in the Resveratrol molecule. It turns on a gene called SIR-1 that makes our bodies rev up our defenses to protect us from disease. I see it as ninja warriors sitting at the entrance saying, “No way!” In fact, 60 Minutes noted a daily dose of Resveratrol could stave off age-related illnesses and increase life span by a decade or more! I was happy to see this report getting out in mainstream media. Last year, I wrote about Resveratrol in several of the chapters of Breakthrough, since many of the anti-aging doctors and professionals brought it up as an important daily supplement in anti-aging medicine and preventative care (Chapter 3 – Dr. Ron Rothenberg, Chapter 5 – Bill Falloon, Chapter 14 – Dr. Russell Blaylock, Chapter 19 – Dr. Prudence Hall, Chapter 28 – Christiana Paul).
HERE’S WHAT SHOCKED ME ABOUT THE 60 MINUTES REPORT…
Dr. Westphal says we all may soon be taking a drug that just might beat the clock, a simple pill that could delay the inevitable. "Our goal is to prevent and forestall many of the diseases that strike us as we reach 50, 60, and 70. All with one pill."
Convinced they were on the verge of a major scientific breakthrough, Sinclair and Westphal launched Sirtris, a Cambridge, Mass. research company. They, along with a handful of other cutting-edge biotech companies, are developing resveratrol-based drugs that they believe zero-in on the longevity gene.
"The important news here is not that we'd found something in red wine. The important thing is that we passed a milestone where we can now make drugs based on this knowledge and we can potentially slow down aging itself," Sinclair explains.
My friends, you do not need to wait until the pharmaceutical companies create a synthetic replica of something that already exists and is readily available! Resveratrol is available as a supplement now. Of course, since it’s natural, your insurance will not cover the cost. As soon as these scientists create the synthetic version it will be “the new essential drug,” it will cost exponentially more, and insurance will cover it. Is this crazy or what????
I take Resveratrol every day. You do not need to wait for the scientists to create a drug based on the same ingredients, then patent that drug and tell you it’s more effective than the natural plant extract that already exists.
Well, 60 Minutes, you are still my favorite show, but you only got part of this story correct!
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