~ 020509 CBS News 60 Minutes Reports on Resveratrol

In 2003, the Life Extension Foundation introduced a purified resveratrol supplement that was later documented to favorably alter some of the changes in gene expression that cause us to age.

On January 25, 2009, CBS News 60 Minutes featured an in-depth report on the multiple benefits resveratrol may confer in slowing and even reversing certain aspects of aging.

What differentiates Life Extensions resveratrol is that it provides 100% standardized trans-resveratrol plus a full spectrum of natural compounds from the grape that have demonstrated remarkable biological properties. Most products on the market today contain varying quantities of trans- and cis-reveratrol, and fail to provide enough trans-resveratrol for optimal results.

Research funded by Life Extension has shown that a combination of low-dose (20 mg) resveratrol plus grapeseed extract mimicked many of the favorable gene expression changes seen in calorie-restricted animals. Other studies, however, indicated that higher doses may be needed to obtain all of resveratrols positive benefits including:

  • improved insulin sensitivity
  • enhanced mitochondrial function
  • reduced expression of inflammatory factors
  • protection against the toxic effects of a high-fat diet


Life Extension meticulously evaluated published studies on resveratrol to establish doses people might need to take to duplicate those remarkable laboratory findings. The results of Life Extensions analysis yield a wide range of potentially effective doses (from 20 to 250 mg a day and higher).

Optimized Resveratrol offers you the highest dosage of trans-resveratrol as well as the broadest array of co-factors and grape polyphenols. The resveratrol potency you choose may be based on your current state of health and/or your desire to personally reach the upper limits of a healthy human life span.


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