REVIVE Seeks to Understand the Effects of Resveratrol on Vitality and Physical Function
Dr. Steven Anton, at the University of Florida Institute of Aging, is conducting a study on the antioxidant resveratrol. The study, called REVIVE, seeks to understand the changes in muscle function, including the effects on vitality and physical function, after 90 days of taking resveratrol, a common compound found in red wine and dark-skinned grapes.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant capable of protecting a cell’s DNA. Antioxidants do this by preventing cell damage done by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms caused by pollution, sunlight, and the body’s natural burning of fat, which can lead to cancer, aging, and brain degeneration.