SAN DIMAS, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- To enhance absorption, the Longevinex(R) matrix of nutraceuticals now features micron-sized trans-resveratrol, microencapsulated in an envelope of all natural plant dextrins and starches to preserve resveratrol in its trans-resveratrol form from degradation by light, heat and oxygen. (Refs 1, 2)
The newly formulated Longevinex resveratrol matrix withstands direct exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation and heat in independent laboratory tests, says Bill Sardi, spokesperson for Longevinex. (To learn more about microencapsulation online, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-encapsulation )
Microencapsulation protects resveratrol from environmental factors before it is encapsulated into a larger oral capsule. Microencapsulation also facilitates slow release and better absorption.
The ingredients in Longevinex(R) capsules are newly formulated to provide rice bran ferulate, and natural vitamin D3.
The ingredients in Longevinex(R) work additively and synergistically, says Sardi. Vitamin D3 works to breakdown rice bran IP6, a whole-grain factor also provided in Longevinex, into IP3, which is its primary active form. Quercetin allows more resveratrol to pass through the liver before it is metabolized, improving immediate bioavailability of resveratrol.
A drawback of most resveratrol supplements is their emodin content. Small amounts of emodin can induce loose stool in sensitive individuals. Resveratrol in Longevinex(R) is a purified form that is virtually emodin-free.
The newly formulated Longevinex(R) matrix is produced in a vege-capsule, to meet requirements of vegetarians.
Longevinex(R) provides a unique array of mineral chelators (patent applied for) based around an over-mineralization theory of aging, explained at its website.
Longevinex(R) is the first and only resveratrol-based dietary
supplement to be shown to be efficacious in a human study (reduced markers
of oxidation and inflammation among endurance athletes in independent study
conducted by researchers at Appalachian State University). For more
information visit: http://www.longevinex.com or call 1 866-405-4000.
(1) Reference/ Resveratrol is not stable at room temperature without
protection from light. Research center: Department of Medicinal
Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of
Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Title: An LC-MS method for
analyzing total resveratrol in grape juice, cranberry juice, and in
wine. Journal: Journal Agriculture Food Chemistry Volume 50, Number
3, pages 431-35, January 2002.
(2) Resveratrol is unstable against light, heat, wet-heating and oxygen.
Research center: College of Life Sciences and Engineering, Shaanxi
University of Science & Technology, Xianyang China. Title: Study on
the stability of resveratrol in rhizoma polygoni cuspidate. Journal:
Zhong Yao Cai. Volume 30, Number 7, pages 805-07, 2007.
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