Dr. Flam’s Phytropix contains powerful polyphenols called flavonoids. One beneficial flavonoid in Phytropix is trans-resveratrol. Here are the benefits of this amazing compound.
You probably know that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. But, why are fruits and vegetables so good for you? In recent years, scientists have learned that one particular compound found in fruits and vegetables — flavonoid, is mainly responsible for the health benefits in a diet rich in plant-based foods.
Flavonoids are part of a family of compounds called polyphenols, which are known to combat damaging free radicals that cause disease and damage. The vivid purple, green, red and yellow colors found in many fruits and vegetables comes from flavonoids..
There are different subgroups of flavonoids, and each has its own distinct set of actions. Trans-resveratrol is one particular flavonoid that is very beneficial to health and wellness. Trans-resveratrol helps plants increase survival by guarding against disease and infections. Scientists believe that trans-resveratrol does the same thing for humans. It acts as an antioxidant — protecting the body against damage that causes heart disease, cancer, and other things.
Trans-resveratrol is present in the skin of red grapes. It is what gives them the red color. This particular polyphenol is thought to be responsible for the “French Paradox,” a term that was coined back in the 1980s to explain why the French have diets high in saturated fats and cholesterol, yet seem to have low rates of heart disease and heart attacks. Since the French tend to consume a lot of red wine in their diet, they have a higher intake of trans-resveratrol, which helps to protect against heart disease.1
Benefits of Trans-Resveratrol
Medical experts and researchers have discovered many disease-fighting and anti-aging benefits of trans-resveratrol.2 Here are just a few of the benefits of this amazing flavonoid.
Trans-resveratrol has shown promise in the treatment of many types of cancer, including lung, pancreatic and prostate cancers. Animal studies found that trans-resveratrol can deeply penetrate the center of a cancer cell’s nucleus and keep it from dividing. It also helps a normal cell’s damaged DNA repair itself.3
Trans-resveratrol may also help increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy. It is a natural chemosensitizer, which enables you to overcome resistance to chemotherapy drugs. This polyphenol may also help alleviate many of the disabling side effects of traditional cancer treatments, such as fatigue, wasting, pain, cognitive impairment, and depression.4
Many studies have suggested that trans-resveratrol can be helpful at slowing the progression of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s — or even preventing the onset of these diseases altogether.5
When taken in concentrated doses, trans-resveratrol reduces levels of amyloid-beta, a protein which causes plaque formation in the brain. A buildup of plaque is what leads to Alzheimer’s disease.6
Trans-resveratrol also suppresses inflammatory effects in individual brain cells. This anti-inflammatory process in blood vessels also helps improve blood flow to the brain. One study found just a single dose of trans-resveratrol is enough to improve blood flow.7 Both of these effects improve cognition.
What Is The Best Source Of Trans-Resveratrol?
The best source of trans-resveratrol is in the form of a supplement. Sure, you could drink large quantities of red wine. However, that is not your best option as alcohol is a damaging neuro-toxin. Instead, stick with a supplement. Dr. Flam’s Phytropix is a potent nootropic that contains nine different polyphenols. So, instead of just getting the benefit of trans-resveratrol by itself, you will get the benefits of all of the other beneficial polyphenols.