The study concluded that ResveratrolÃ s vasodilation effect seems to be activated by the demands of the brain for increased blood flow during cognitive tasks, suggesting that the effects can be 'turned on and off' as and when needed when the brain is called upon to perform more demanding tasks. The supplement's ability to activate sirtuins was discovered by Dr David Sinclair at Harvard three years ago. Since then, Resveratrol has been the subject of repeated studies by institutes all over the world. "The research into Resveratrol's influence on the blood flow to the frontal cortex of the brain is particularly interesting," comments James Betz of Biotivia, one of the world's leading suppliers of Resveratrol supplements. "But what is really grabbing attention is how the supplement appears to be able to respond to increased demand from the brain within a relatively short space of time from ingestion, and how rapidly the increase in blood flow seems to happen as a response. Although more study needs to be undertaken, it does seem that a supplement such as Resveratrol could have a direct influence on one of the key areas of brain performance," he adds.
The University of Northumbria study has opened up the possibility that
supplements such as Resveratrol could possibly be used to increase cognitive
function through an acceleration of the blood flow to the brain, although
more research needs to be done to confirm if this is the case. "Resveratrol
has primarily been studied for its anti-aging properties, but this new avenue
of exploration is reminding us that we still know very little about jus
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