Mark, David Sinclair, Harvard discussed on FSU Seminoles Basketball
Mark always great speaking to you. Well, it's great to have you with us. Now, let's touch on this resveratrol phenomenon. Those people out there who just they're 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 raspberries role. Basically, resveratrol is what we call a polyphenol. It's founded red wine it's found in Perth. Purple grape, juice. It's found in berries, rebounding peanuts. And the interesting thing about respiratory 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 raspberry troll. 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 raspberry troll 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 the scientists. Absolutely well, 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 ability. Well, also in two thousand six and here's what really got them interested. A Harvard researcher David Sinclair reported that resveratrol counteracted the negative effect of a high fat diet in mice by thirty percent. Now, given that most Americans seem to be on a high fat diet. This was pretty darn interesting. Well, later research goes on to show that breast 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 aerobic 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 the 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. It switches on sort of a protective mechanism that begins on a Cejudo level metabolism changes. Your ability to adapt and cope dramatically changes. There's a major positive influence on growth hormones and stress hormones. There's actually an increase in repair all of this witched 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 resveratrol. And a great hope is that what's happening in all these animal. Studies all these amazing benefits with respiratory 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 take a step back from moment. I know you've been working with purity products for several years on their co Q formulas. But now they feature coenzyme q ten which you say is just as important as resveratrol, especially for your heart health, and you also say 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 at what a coenzyme is. A coenzyme is any substance in the body that speeds up the rate at which a 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 is energy. Wow. That's amazing. Yeah. Well, that's what it's all about not only that. But it's a 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 and nutrition, and I remember speaking about coq ten at that point. Now, this is nineteen sixty three. And at that point it had only been discovered six years before nineteen fifty seven at the university of Wisconsin where they were looking for what makes the heartbeat. We're literally looking at hearts and saying what is making this darn thing beat 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 for describing what he called a bio energetic energy created by coq ten so we could say it's so darn.