Resveratrol: the coolest antioxidant you’ve never heard of!

Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in various plants. It helps them fight off microbes, withstand drought,  and tolerate nutrient deficient soil. Resveratrol is present in the skin of grapes, blueberries, cranberries, dark chocolate, and in peanuts and pistchios, among others. This powerful substance is part of a group of compounds called polyphenols, which protect cells from the damage that can lead to cellular aging.  

What can it do for you?

Resveratrol protects cells by helping to prevent the formation of free radicals.  This then helps to improve cellular function, including the creation of healthy collagen and elastin.  In other words, it’s the perfect anti-aging compound! It also helps reduce the activity of the melanocyte stimulating hormone, which counteracts hyperpigmentation. 

how do I get some?

Resveratrol is available in powder, pill or liquid form. But the best way to get it is from the actual foods that contain it. This gives you the best benefits for heart and brain health and whole body care.  However, to get results for your skin, topical application is needed. And since your body does it’s best cellular repairs overnight (while you are sleeping), apply in the evening.  

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