Category - Resveratrol [3,4′,5-trihydroxystilbene]

Resveratrol [or trans-Resveratrol, 3,4′,5-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene] is a naturally occurring phytoalexine found in several plants. The interest in trans-Resveratrol increased when epidemiologic studies indicated an inverse correlation between red wine consumption and the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Animal studies are reporting significantly increased time to exhaustion after resveratrol feeding. They also note a significant increase in serum concentrations of gonadotrophins and testosterone [up to 51.6%]. Resveratrol has been shown to extend the life span of some simple organisms. However, this effect was not evident in mammals.