Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in plants like red grapes & berries, and peanuts among many others. What the researchers found is that Resveratrol supplementation and calorie restriction exhibited similar anti-ageing activities. They both inhibited senescence (loss of an ageing cells ability to reproduce), had a restorative effect on cognitive impairment & memory, increased telomerase activity (an enzyme that repairs telomeres at the end of our chromosomes allowing cells to continue reproducing), and increased SIRT1 (an enzyme that silences detrimental genes). Increased levels of AMPK which stimulates energy production in our mitochondria was also noted, providing more available energy which we all want. Of course these are very desirable outcomes for those who wish to maintain a youthful body and mind into old age.
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