Resveratrol – the function of antioxidant and anti-aging

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Resveratrol – the function of antioxidant and anti-aging

14/12/2021 blog 0

Resveratrol is a non-flavonoid polyphenol compound produced by a variety of plants, also known as astragalotriphenol.  Resveratrol was first found in the skin of grapes in the 1870s. It turns out that resveratrol in wine is the natural patron saint of plants, a plant antitoxin produced by the vines to fight fungal invasion.  It is not only found in grape skins, but also in plants such as knotweed, peanuts, and mulberries.  

How did resveratrol become popular?  

The World Health Organization (WHO) initiated a collaborative global research programme on cardiovascular disease in 1980 to monitor the population for trends and determinants of cardiovascular disease.  After investigation found that the French people love to drink red wine, and the high incidence of cardiovascular disease the United States is not popular drink red wine, but like to drink beer and wine, nutritionists and scientists realize that French people love to drink red wine may be the main reason for the “French paradox”, but it had been unclear exactly what material in the red wine at work…  It wasn’t until 1992 that researchers at Cornell University detected resveratrol in red wine and thought it might be the secret to the French Paradox…  So the researchers published their results in a prestigious medical journal, which then spread across Europe and the United States, sparking curiosity about resveratrol.  Then, CBS spent 60 minutes to report the “French Paradox”. After spreading, most Americans knew about it and it became a hot topic in the United States at that time, because Americans always believed that alcohol was harmful to human beings, and the highest death rate in the United States was cardiovascular disease…  Interestingly, wine sales in the United States have since quadrupled, and resveratrol has become one of the world’s most popular health ingredients.  

So what are the benefits of resveratrol for your skin?  When applied topically, resveratrol protects against sun damage, improves collagen synthesis and reduces cell damage, and is a stable, potent antioxidant.  At the same time with resistance to ultraviolet radiation, as well as a strong oxygen free radical scavenging ability, whitening, light spots.  Also has excellent anti – aging ability, anti – lipid peroxidation.  Some cosmetics and skin care products, if they use resveratrol as an additive, can significantly lock in water and dry skin, so that the skin remains moist and elastic.  So resveratrol is incredibly protective for the skin.