Resveratrol as Candy Bar
Resveratrol proponents continue to expound what they believe are the potent anti-aging benefits of the polyphenolic compound found naturally in several fruits, but most potently in the skin of red grapes.
Extensive research on the effects of trans-resveratrol (the compound’s active version) first began in 2003 — and then only on mice — but the results were stunning. The mice given resveratrol lived substantially longer and were significantly stronger than those denied it.
ResVez, Inc., based in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has introduced a candy bar called WineTime, which contains the amount of resveratrol found in 50 glasses of red wine.
Retail cost is $2.99 for a 1.76-ounce bar (www.winetimebar.com), which places it well above the likes of Snickers in cost. If the anti-oxidation magic truly does reduce age-related diseases, reverse diabetes and protect the heart and brain, it’s not a high price to pay for a tasty treat.