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  • Is Resveratrol The Secret Behind Jennifer Aniston’s Lasting Beauty?

    February 16, 2012: by Bill Sardi

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    Jennifer Aniston, arguably judged the most attractive female on the planet at the moment, has risen to this “most admirable” spot at age 43. goes a step further, anointing Aniston as the hottest woman of all time.

    According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Aniston says she maintains her shape and beauty by daily exercise, pumping small hand weights in hotel rooms, and taking dietary supplements such as fish oil and resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-troll), the red wine molecule.  No wonder she gets admired by a male health mag, her pill regimen beats that of most celebs who have been known to pop stimulants of all kinds.  No, Aniston is not likely to enter rehab anytime soon to go through withdrawal from resveratrol pills.  Is the fairer sex missing some beauty secret here?  Maybe.

    Bill Sardi, health journalist and formulator of a popular resveratrol pill, says Aniston’s most-admirable ranking is coming when the change of life should be starting to take its toll, shriveling up her gorgeous skin (look what happened to Bridget Bardot) and taking the luster out of her hair, as well as causing mood changes.  But Aniston is reveling in her prime.

    Sardi says resveratrol, as a natural plant-based estrogen-like molecule, could be helping Aniston enjoy more youthful years.   Here is what Sardi’s research shows, along with the links to prove it.

    Theoretically, if experiments with laboratory mice can be conveyed to humans, resveratrol pills ought to mimic many of the healthy benefits of physical exercise without the sweating, help fight middle-age weight gain, and even produce the same mood boosting effects as antidepressant drugs.  Imagine, celebs could skip the Xanax and take the red wine pills instead.

    Resveratrol has binding sites in the skin where it has been shown in the laboratory to promote collagen production in cells called fibroblasts that produce a hydrating, cushioning molecule called hyaluronan.  So resveratrol fights wrinkles.  Who knows, maybe Jennifer Anistion will look this good at age 65.

    Sardi says the problem is that some of this science surrounding resveratrol has been produced in laboratory mice using mega-doses of resveratrol that are simply impractical for humans.  Sardi says the majority of research studies point to relatively low doses of resveratrol that produce magnanimous effects.  In fact, says Sardi, high-dose resveratrol is problematic, turning this natural antioxidant into a promoter of oxidation.

    So what is the recommended daily dose?  Maybe 50-100 milligrams, says Sardi.  That’s far more than you can get out of a whole bottle of wine.

    Sardi says young menstruating females tend to be on the anemic side and if they take resveratrol pills they may experience fatigue, frontal headaches, even anxiety reactions if they take too much.  Since resveratrol is an anti-growth molecule, it would be inappropriate for use during pregnancy.  Maybe for very young women, in their 20s and 30s, no more than 10 mg per day, or maybe one 50-100 mg resveratrol pill a week.  But in their 40s, this is when to step up in dose.

    So what about drinking red wine?  Sardi says this is problematic for young females who tend to retain higher alcohol levels than males and can get inebriated much easier than males, especially at the peak of their monthly cycle.  Low-alcohol wines have been promoted to women just for this reason.  A good bottle of dark aged red wine might provide about 1 mg of resveratrol per 5-ounce glass.   — © 2012 Bill Sardi

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