I still can’t get over the fact that some French people are healthier than I am even if they drink too much, exercise too little, and eat too much fat like goose liver and cheese. What have I been missing? I started doing some research and found the culprit for their advantage: red-wine. So basically these folks are in much better shape because they’re drinkers!

Certainly there must be some reasonable explanation for this. And in fact, there is. Red wine is abundant in resveratrol that contains polyphenols, and these according to a number of previous studies increase memory performance among animal models. A number of previous studies show that resveratrol has plenty of benefits on heart-related health, but what I’m going to show here is how resveratrol can have beneficial effects on your brain function and your memory in particular.

World Health reported: AV Witte, from the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence/Charite (Germany) and colleagues enrolled 23 healthy, overweight older individuals, ages 50-75 years, matched to 23 control subjects, in a 26-week long study. These subjects underwent memory tasks and neuroimaging of their hippocampus which is responsible for various memory functions. They did this prior to and following intervention/control period in which the subjects were given 200 mg/day of RESVERATROL as a food supplement. The result showed that the group that received resveratrol supplement had better word retention over 30 minutes compared to the placebo group.

“This study provides initial evidence that supplementary resveratrol improves memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism and increased hippocampal [functional connectivity] in older adults,” the study authors submit that: “Our findings offer the basis for novel strategies to maintain brain health during aging.”

So, aside from red grapes, what are the other sources of resveratrol? Peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries are the most common, but the problem is that you need higher concentration for resveratrol to have a significant effect on your system. Therefore, you would need a bulk of, say, peanuts to get more, but I doubt you would like to do that though.

I suggest that you take some food supplements that high level content of this such as LifeBotanica’s Age-Defying. With this food dietary supplement, you can just forego wine drinking, especially if you’re not into it. Two capsules a day will give you all the benefits of resveratrol and more. How about you take care of your memory capacity while beautifying yourself?

To learn more about LifeBotanica and how it can help you, visit its website at https://lifebotanica.com/.

 

References:

Resveratrol Improves Memory in Overweight Adults. (2014, June 6). Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/resveratrol-improves-memory-overweight-adults

Resveratrol Helps Memory. (2014, September 10). Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://www.worldhealth.net/news/resveratrol-helps-memory/

Witte AV, Kerti L, Margulies DS, Floel A. “Effects of resveratrol on memory performance, hippocampal functional connectivity, and glucose metabolism in healthy older adults.”  J Neurosci. 2014 Jun 4;34(23):7862-70.

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