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Information published in the prestigious journal publications, Neurobiology of Aging and The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, both cite resveratrol and pterostilbene as powerful brain-boosting agents, enhancing cognitive and mental function while lowering the risk from many forms of dementia.
Pterostilbene, chemically similar to resveratrol, is a bioactive protective compound found commonly in many fresh fruits and vegetables.
Numerous research studies show the two
compounds act to reduce inflammation throughout the body
(inflammation is a process behind seven of the ten most common
disease processes that lead to death). Including this potent duo as
part of your healthy diet, or from supplementation, may help aid
Researchers in Japan working with mice examined the effect of consuming red wine with a resveratrol concentration of 20 mg per liter, compared with a lower concentration of 3.1 mg per liter.
A typical glass of red wine averages 4.7
mg per liter of resveratrol concentration.
The benefits were linked to an increase in the production of a peptide called insulin-like growth-factor-I (IGF-I) that promotes the growth of blood vessels and neurons in the hippocampus region of the brain.
Experts recommend an intake of 25 to 50
mg of resveratrol each day for optimal health effects.
While both compounds
were found to boost levels of cognition, those receiving the pterostilbene demonstrated modulated markers of cellular stress and
inflammation. This effect was not seen in the resveratrol
Pterostilbene is available naturally through a diet including,
...or can be supplemented (50 mg per day) to meet nutritional goals.
Both compounds provide a healthy synergistic effect that can help preserve memories and mental function as we age.