What is Resveratrol?

What is resveratrol

What is resveratrol (commonly misspelled reservatrol) is molecules and compounds and polymers.

Simply, resveratrol is a compound of molecules that derive from one group of plants called spermatophytes, meaning "seed producing". Thus, resveratrol is found in some 'seed producing' plants like vines, peanuts and pines.

While it's found in other plants (eucalyptus, spruce, lily, blueberries, cranberries and mulberries), the source of resveratrol's highest concentrations are found in the skins of Vitis vinifera, labrusca and muscadine grapes.

It is classified as a phytoalexin - a natural plant-produced anti-fungicide. Basically, when one of these plants is stressed by disease, injury, or fungus the plant makes it own 'antibiotic' - resveratrol.

While the benefits of resveratrol are relatively new, the Japanese and Chinese have used it for centuries. It wasn't until the 1980's that the principal ingredient, resveratrol, of Japanese Knotweed was discovered.

Also known as Hu Zhang, Ko-jo-kon and Polygonum cuspidatum, this source of resveratrol has been used to treat fungal infections, heart problems, various skin inflammations, liver and cardiovascular disease. Many supplements derive their resveratrol from Japanese Knotweed.

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