Scientist, David Sinclair, Harvard discussed on The Catholic Program

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Well, it's great to have you with us. Now, let's touch on this resveratrol phenomenon. Those people out there who are vaguely familiar with the story. What exactly is virtual, and why is it all over the news today? Well, first of all, it sure is all over the news, especially the health news. You know, I read about twenty health journals a week and every one of them seems to have an article about resveratrol, basically, resveratrol is what we call a poly Finol. It's founded red wine. It's bound in purple grape juice. It's found in berries, even found in peanuts and the interesting thing about. Resveratrol is it's actually produced by plants by plants themselves to protect themselves against any kind of injury, any kind of infection, and against any kind of radiation. And the scientists really first became interested in resveratrol, Mark about nineteen ninety two when resveratrol was first isolated from red wine. It was also found at that point in the skin of grapes as well. And this is what got although scientists interested the early studies showed that resveratrol seems to extend the life of fruit flies of worms, and even some fish. Well, anything that extends the life of anything is gonna peak the attention of a scientist. Absolutely. By two thousand six year talion, scientists discovered that resveratrol extended the life of certain fish by fifty six percent, and it even increased their swimming of well also in two thousand six and here's what really got them interested. A hobby researcher, David Sinclair, reported that resveratrol count. Interactive the negative effect of a high fat diet in mice by thirty percent. Now given that most of Americans seem to be on a high fat diet. This was pretty darn interesting. Well, later research goes on to show that best virtual had a very positive effect on a number of interesting things like blood sugar levels, like normal cell growth, and it even seems to protect the intestines and the colon. It definitely supported normal enzymatic activity in the body. It improved endurance. There was even a great study at the institute of genetics and cell biology in France that showed that it dramatically improved endurance during ero- bec- activity, and it even proved to support brain function. Great study from Weill Cornell Medical school in New York, I was just reading that it even neutralizes free radicals. But the reason to bottom line reason, Mark, that it's all over the news nowadays is research at Harvard. They found that caloric restriction eating less actually slows the pace of aging and extended. The lifespan in laboratory animals by forty percent. Well, whenever our health is threatened any perceived health threat like not eating enough, caloric restriction, your body feels threatened this, which is on what they call the longevity gene, in your body in switches on sort of protective mechanism that begins on a cellular level, but handle ISM changes, your ability to adapt and cope dramatically changes is a major positive influence on growth hormones and stress hormones. There's actually an increase in repair. All of this, which on by family of genes, we call, sir tunes. But here's the key, according to the work done by David Sinclair at Harvard. Now, this is important the most potent activator of these two genes in addition to caloric restriction is rest virtual, and a great hope is that what's happening in all these animal studies all these amazing benefits with resveratrol will translate into people as well. And this is why millions of people all. Over the world are now taking resveratrol pretty much every day. Wow. This is amazing. But let me tell you step back from moment. I know you've been working with purity products for several years on their coq you formulas. But now they feature coenzyme q ten which you say is just as important as resveratrol, especially for your heart health, and you'll save some ways that it's got even more evidence behind it. So let me ask you this who needs coq ten and what exactly is it good for? Well, first of all, let's take a quick peek a water coenzyme is a coenzyme is any substance in the body that speeds up the rate at which chemical reaction takes place. It's like a vitamin in many respects. Well, coq ten is the nutrient that is responsible for the energy. That's the key word the energy that supplies your brain, your heart, your liver, your kidneys. In fact, we need coq ten to literally convert all the food we eat into energy. Wow. That's amazing. Yeah. Well, that's what it's all about. Not only that, but it's very powerful antioxidant. And I remember Mark. Let's go back to nineteen sixty three that's a while ago. Well, I was teaching for the first time physiology nutrition, and I remember speaking about coq ten at that point. And that point it had only been discovered six years before nineteen fifty seven at the university of Wisconsin, where there were looking for what makes the heartbeat. Well, they found out that was co Q ten and that coenzyme q ten supplies that energy. In fact, by nineteen seventy eight a British biochemist named Peter Mitchell wins himself a Nobel prize. But describing what he called a bio, energetic energy created by coq ten so we could say, it's.

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