Does Resveratrol Make You Live Longer?

Is the red wine molecule resveratrol responsible for the “French paradox”?

This is the first video in a four-part series on resveratrol. Stay tuned for:
• Does Resveratrol Benefit Our Metabolic Health? ( )
• Resveratrol Tested for Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, and Osteoporosis ( )
• Side Effects of Resveratrol Supplements ( )

What about just drinking red wine? See Do Any Benefits of Alcohol Outweigh the Risks? ( ).

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  • @worminstool says:

    Waiting for part 2. Until then, will have to resverve judgment.

  • @notrueflagshere198 says:

    Those poor mice!

  • @whyabadi says:

    The resveratrol situation has left a sour taste in my mouth.

  • @Hyperion1040 says:

    Suspense as always 🙂

  • @pickledbeaker5916 says:

    4 parts? some of us don’t have that long…

  • @xperience-evolution says:

    Disgusting what we do to animals for studies.

    • @teresagrace6475 says:

      I could not agree more. NOTHING hurts me more then any kind of animal abuse or neglect, I’d give my life if it would make it stop.❤

    • @WeCelebrateEatingPlants says:

      Agreed, disgusted, And ok what’s the solution then? Better CPR Annies with cloned organs and AI?

    • @teresagrace6475 says:

        I wish I knew. One problem is lack of compassion. We all should teach and demonstrate compassion towards animals, especially to our youth.
      Im just constantly disappointed by a lot of human behavior

    • @dianeladico1769 says:

      @@WeCelebrateEatingPlants I think more judicious use of animal studies is warranted. Just in my relatively small university there were many studies that simply repeated others (not entirely a bad thing for reproducibility sake) or had very minor, scientifically insignificant changes. The point was to get published, not to contribute to knowledge in any meaningful way. Basically padding their CVs. To be fair, all of them did it to some extent but the rest only wasted time and materials, not lives of living creatures.

    • @xperience-evolution says:

      @@WeCelebrateEatingPlants better health in the first place. We should not make progress in any field on other peoples/animals lives.
      We are here for 20 million years and our planet is billions of years old and will probably have more billion years to go. A Human life is 85 years. It does not matter. It’s nothing compared to what our Universe is.

  • @hugomarquez3189 says:

    I like the new background

  • @RafaelQuiles says:

    “What does the human data show? I’ll cover that.. next”
    Me – Nooooooo! 😂😂

  • @inglesaocom913 says:

    Great subject!

  • @KJSvitko says:

    Processed food manufacturers need to hear from consumers that less ADDED sugar, oil and salt is wanted in their food products.
    Why is there so much added sugar in everything, even bread. That’s just crazy
    Email, text, tweet or phone your favorite producer of poison and let them know consumers want less salt, oils and sugars in their products.
    Let their customer service department know that all the extra added salt, oil and sugar is not necessary or desired and is causing health issues.

  • @mchagawa1615 says:

    Thank you <3

  • @leftyfourguns says:

    Can’t we just eat red grapes instead of chugging red wine to “live longer”?

    • @diamond_s says:

      if it is regards resveratrol probably insufficient, but there’s a similar compound called pterostilbene that is far more bioavailable and can be obtained through blueberries.

    • @BoogieBoogsForever says:


    • @BoogieBoogsForever says:

      We can eat red grapes but if I remember right we get more in red grape juice.

    • @DrPawfection says:

      Make sure to wash the grapes with detergent. Nearly managed a vineyard when I was younger they spray grapes around 12 times a year in some parts with antii mold/ yeast sprays and thats before the pesticides are counted.

  • @markw999 says:

    Do you like blueberries? Yes. Are there any known detrimental effects? No. Eat some blueberries. This isn’t real complicated at one level.

  • @djayjp says:

    It’s red/purple grape juice, no need for alcohol.

    • @Leo29568 says:

      Exactly! What happened to people’s common sense? It’s becoming very uncommon these days.

  • @djayjp says:

    1:58 Wow Japan leading the charge!

  • @AndrewPawley11 says:

    I love this channel!

  • @diamond_s says:

    resveratrol showed life extension on fasting mice, obese mice, mice with mitochondrial mutations, senescence accelerated mice, and also regular aging but shorter lived strains of mice too. The artifact regards sirtuin was rebutted with the finding that certain amino acids that can be present in cells can allow resveratrol to activate sirtuins.

    For most benefit from resveratrol you need either fasting or other nad boosting techniques and the presence of certain amino acids. Nad has age related decline and this likely affects resveratrol’s effectiveness through sirtuins, since these need nad to function.

  • @lucibrdf1 says:

    Finnish drink a lot of coffee, not sure if French drink as much.

  • @reinux says:

    You know what’s sad is that Japan fell for the resveratrol fad too, and now the common wisdom in Japan has become that you need to eat more meat.

  • @yt-qg8ui says:

    peanut skins has lots of resveratrol.

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