|Serving Size: 1 Caplet||Servings per container: 30|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Resveratrol (from Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract)||100mg*|
|Revatrol® Proprietary Whole Red Wine Grape Complex:
Grape Skin Extract (37% Polyphenols)
Grape Seed Extract (95% Polyphenols)
Grape Leaf Extract (50% Polyphenols)
|* Daily value not established. Other ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Silica and Film Coat (Hypromellose, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, Titanium Dioxide, and Sodium Citrate.)|
Revatrol contains the highest potency bio-flavonoids called oligomeric proanthocyanidins – or OPCs.
OPCs are VERY IMPORTANT because they fight free radicals that cause accelerated aging and are crucial for supporting healthy circulation and strengthening capillaries.
But you need a high concentration of OPCs in your body to get the full benefit.
So, the higher the percentage of OPCs you take, the more of the active ingredient you get, and the more powerful the free radical neutralizers you get working in your body. The highest amounts of OPCs are found in red wine.
They are also found in most berries, turmeric, apples and even dark chocolate… but they are the highest in red wine. Most brands of red wine supplements that compete with Revatrol have 5% of OPCs at best.
Some, have only a disgraceful TWO PERCENT, but…
“Revatrol has the most OPCs I’ve ever seen offered – an astonishing 95%!”
Revatrol’s formulation includes three antioxidants that are key to anti-aging and better health: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl L-Carnatine and Quercetin. (1)
Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of nature’s most versatile antioxidants with two important jobs: First, it neutralizes free radicals, which helps protect your brain, eyesight, liver and over all energy level. Second, Alpha lipoic acid is a key brain protector because it is BOTH water and fat soluble, so it can get to all places in the body, including your brain, where it can protect you from a free radical attack.
Alpha lipoic acid also rejuvenates exhausted antioxidants like vitamins E and C, and coenzyme Q10. For example, alpha lipoic acid replenishes vitamin E as it is used up fighting free radicals oxidizing LDL “bad” cholesterol. Once replenished, the vitamin E can get back to doing its job to squash free radicals.
It’s like having a constant supply of reinforcement soldiers that are always ready and able to take over so there’s a fresh fighting force!
It has also been shown to improve blood flow to peripheral nerves and stimulate the generation of new nerve fibers.
Quercetin is another powerful antioxidant that occurs naturally in red wine, however, it’s found in the highest amounts in the skins of apples, tea, onions, nuts, berries, cauliflower and cabbage.
Quercetin has many of the same properties as Resveratrol, and when they are combined together, quercetin makes Resveratrol work better in your body by increasing its bio-availability!
That’s great because Resveratrol has a tough time on its own getting into the body. Quercetin, just like in a glass of wine, helps get it to work more efficiently. Furthermore, within the flavonoid family, Quercetin is the most potent scavenger of the dangerous free radicals reactive oxygen species (ROS) and superoxide. (2) Many other red wine extract products leave out this important ingredient, making them much less compelling formulations than Revatrol. You won’t find resveratrol and quercetin together in most other formulas!
Acetyl L-Carnitine helps your heart and brain by transporting fats into the “engine” power house of each cell –your mitochondria –where the fat is burned for energy. This natural energy keeps your body moving and your heart pumping strongly. Simply put… you can’t burn fat without it!
Acetyl-L-Carnitine also has potent antioxidant activity. Several gold standard studies show that it helps people mild memory problems associated with aging.
For instance, a double blind placebo study found after one year acetyl L-carnitine significantly improved logical intelligence, long-term verbal memory and attention in the study’s participants. (3) Another double blind placebo study showed that Acetyl L-Carnitine can help support good concentration and attention.(4)
Revatrol contains 100mg of Trans- Resveratrol, the equivalent of 50 bottles of red wine.
I like this amount of 100mg of Trans-Resveratrol in concert with the 95% OPC level, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl L-Carnatine and Quercetin. I believe, as a physician, that this dosage makes the most sense when relating the Harvard Medical School study results to humans.
Animal research suggests that Resveratrol increases mitochondrial biogenesis leading to increased exercise endurance and protection from diet induced weight gain.
The scientific evidence indicates that loss of weight was due to decreased fat, and this was attributed to an increase in the number and function of mitochondria and an increased metabolic rate. It actually switches on the genes that repair DNA and help you avoid the bad effects of a calorie laden, high fat diet.
(1) Sinatra, ST, DeMarco J. Free radicals, oxidative stress, oxidized low-density lipoproteine (LDL) and the heart; antioxidants to limit cardiovascular damage. Conn Medicine, 1995;59:579-588
(2) Shoskes DA, et al. Quercetin in men with category lll chronic prostatitis: a preliminary prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Urology 1999;54:960-3
(3) Physician’s Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplements, 1st edition 2001.