With the promotion of resveratrol pills as anti-aging supplement to fight inflammation and cancer, lowering of blood sugar and expanding life expectancy, there is recent disclosure in a study made that resveratrol contains minimal bioavailability. Hence, with lower bioavailability, the therapeutic properties are somewhat lost in the circulatory system thereby becoming less active in the intended place of action.
Similar to other proteins and some nutrients, the active component of resveratrol is converted by the stomach acids from active to inactive form resulting to lesser efficiency. This effect is caused by twisting of the molecules. As the molecules remain inactive or unchanged when they pass through the stomach, the untwisted molecules will have a hard time to penetrate the intestinal walls for direct entry to the bloodstream, hence, nutrients are lost.
However, manufacturers were able to remedy this problem by using enteric coating. The consequence is higher cost, making resveratrol pills treated with enteric coating a little more expensive than those without coating. Thus, a resveratrol pill with enteric coating has the capacity to reach the intended site because the nutrients are already protected from the stomach acids.
As additional information, the clinical studies made use of the “untwisted” molecules or high trans-resveratrol as their model. Therefore, aside from having enteric coating, high trans-resveratrol should be part of ingredients of the product in order to get the right benefits. It is suggested that the best high trans-resveratrol content should be 50%.
Another thing to look for if you intend to use resveratrol pills is the combination of the contents that can effectively discharge the effectiveness of trans-resveratrol in order to get the maximum benefit. Using resveratrol pill solely has its own limit of usefulness. Basing on the correctness of research theories on studies made, the pill is not effective to all types of free radicals. For this reason, antioxidant supplements should be part of the ingredients so that other free radicals will not damage the other cells.
With the extensive attention about resveratrol products, the newest claims about its helpfulness involve weight loss especially fat loss. Nonetheless, these studies were made on animals as models. No clinical trials have so far been made on its safety specifically intended for weight loss in humans.
In trying to lose some weight, some contents of multi-nutritional supplements have been proven to promote fat-burning action such as ATP, SAM-e, gingko biloba, green tea extract, and chromium. Having excess weight does not necessarily follow that the body is already properly nourished. Other nutrients are equally important in the maintenance of a healthy well-being. As a result of being overweight, a medical condition might be possible wherein the body is unable to absorb nutrients. Hence, additional food supplements are needed.
Under normal circumstances, a pill containing only resveratrol as its active ingredient can only give minimal health improvement. In order to maximize its healing potentials, resveratrol products should include a balanced formula containing other proven ingredients.
The presence of resveratrol in red wine was initially believed to be the answer to the French paradox that people living in the South of France have minimal incidences of heart diseases in spite of their fat rich diet. But based on laboratory studies made, researchers were able to negate that possibility due to the low presence of resveratrol in red wine. Thus, the paradox remains unsolved.
In looking for the right dosage, daily usage of resveratrol capsules should only contain from 20 mg to 50 mg as its active ingredient. Other than that, higher dosage could mean unwanted adverse effects. To get the best results, look for resveratrol products that contain other healthy ingredients for maximum benefit. The presence of resveratrol usually elicits less craving for food resulting to weight loss. Therefore, other food supplements are needed to compensate for this. In like manner, resveratrol capsules coupled with lower calorie intakes will give good health results.