Resveratrol is a well known chemical found in the skin of the red grapes that are supposed to have a few immensely benefiting advantages. Currently these have shown the features of anti-cancer and also can lower the blood pressure. However, all these tastes have proved to be right in mice and rats and in some other organisms. The Resveratrol is still to be proved on humans and there is still a speck of doubt if the element would have the similar kind of effects on mankind. Like every medical element the Resveratrol should also be taken in a certain dosage. In reply to many media reports about the element Resveratrol it only looks like each and every supplement company offers one or the other form of grape complex so as to make a quick buck. The supplement as released by these companies all claim to contain a certain percentage of Resveratrol and thus this justifies the popularity of the same.
The only debatable aspect of Resveratrol food supplements is related to the fact that Resveratrol molecules react with stomach acids and lose a significant percentage of their overall medicinal properties. What is thus required is a support structure that will allow direct absorption of Resveratrol molecules into the bloodstream. Taking Resveratrol food supplements on an empty stomach may be a solution, but pharmaceutical companies claim they have a much better alternative.
According to a few press reports accompanying the aforementioned scientific article has generated or should we say has invited a decent amount of controversy. This controversy primarily stems is well related to the dosage that was used in the experiments that were conducted over mice. The controversial issue also has its roots in the estimated human-suited dose that might just be required to have the same type of biological effects. The Life Extension Foundation happens to be the only organization that has duly taken up a product made out of grape-seed/Resveratrol already in use by a particular health-conscious person and has manifested all the favorable biological effects carried by this element.
Very recently Life Extension have come up with the reports that all these experimental animal studies were conducted by a certain company called BioMarker Pharmaceuticals and these experiments did undergo the procedures that used exactly the same amount of grape extract that was duly fortified with Resveratrol currently used by the members of this particular foundation. Most of these studies were mainly made so as to evaluate the primary gene-expression response in the mice fed with Resveratrol.
However, if you wish to use the same for improving your athletic performance or for promoting weight loss, you may have to choose a higher dosage. You may consult a medical practitioner when going for higher doses of Resveratrol.