For thousands of years, humans have searched for a mythical spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Tales of the Fountain of Youth can be found in writings as far back as the 5th century BC. It’s possible the mythical spring may be closer than one might think, disguising itself in the form of a glass of wine.
Scientists know that in addition to its social component, chemicals in wine reap the added benefit of lowering cholesterol and protecting brain function, thanks to a naturally occurring antimicrobial compound called resveratrol. First discovered in 1939 by late scientist Michio Takaoka, resveratrol is a polyphenol compound that can be found in wine and also in peanuts, pistachios, grapes, blueberries, cranberries, dark chocolate and cocoa. Some plants, like the Japanese Knotwood, naturally produce trans-resveratrol, the chemical form of resveratrol. Scientists believe that while grapes and chocolate are an excellent source of resveratrol, the preferred source for consumption is through plants that naturally produce trans-resveratrol.
Containing a naturally occurring antimicrobial compound which fight’s fungal infection, UV radiation, stress, and injury, resveratrol has shown significant progress in highly concentrated doses reversing age related diseases in rodents. In more recent years, scientists have turned to identify resveratrol’s effectiveness in humans as treatment for everything from cancer to hair loss.
Gains in Hair Loss
Increasing research points to resveratrol in helping to reduce cholesterol levels, protecting blood vessels from damage and lowering blood pressure in humans. It is believed that resveratrol helps to increase blood circulation to the scalp, helping to eliminate dandruff and inhibit hair growth. Resveratrol is a proven nutraceutical in aiding in the growth cycle of hair, essentially acting as an anti-inflammatory agent against radicles linked to androgenic alopecia. In fact, in lab studies, the compound appears to have the ability to activate genes that ward off aging and extend lifespan.
While it’s true that the compound can be found naturally in ingredients such as dark chocolate and wine, lab studies to date suggest that the most effective consumption of resveratrol is best consumed in supplement form and is one of several important ingredients in the LOCKrx proprietary blend in BLOCK. The consumption of resveratrol has no major risks in healthy people; however, it’s best to consult with your physician before taking any supplement.