Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Resveratrol reservations.

Ben is conducting a clinical trial of a supplement that contains the same amount of anti-oxidant as 150 glasses of red wine, or some such figure. Tess commented, "It's like having wine but without the fun!" Gold fish given the supplement were found to live 40% longer. Also, according to webmd.com, Rodent studies suggest that Resveratrol might even help against some of the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle and lead to increased longevity. Ben thinks that a substance that benefits both gold fish and rodents with an unhealthy lifestyle might be good for me, and I'm on two tablets per day. Thus far no obvious improvements have been noted, though we're at a very early stage of the trial. Meanwhile Ben's trialing Rosehip, fish oil, vitamin E extracts and other assorted vitamins and supplements.

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