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    Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Resveratrol and Cancer

    Cancer is a very scary and a very touchy subject. I want to be very clear before I start off this discussion. As far as we at ReserveAge Organics know, there is no definite proof that Resveratrol fights cancer, however a number of studies have been producing exciting results. Resveratrol may fight cancer, we hope it does, but more studies MUST be done before people begin turning to this as a wonder drug.

    One disease that I think many Americans fear the most is cancer. From a medical point of view there are a number of types of cancer, many of which are quite different from the others. However, we can define cancer as a loose term for a disease process in which a mutation within a cell makes it perform abnormally in destructive ways. These mutations typically take the form of uncontrolled growth (tumors) or the invasion and destruction of nearby tissue.

    Now we do have some natural defenses against cancers. In fact our bodies help us fight them in two major ways. The first is that cells have an internal kill switch. This process is called apoptosis and in it, a cell recognizes that there is something wrong with it and kills itself. The second way we fight cancer is our white blood cells which seek out malfunctioning cells and destroy them.

    Unfortunately though, our bodies can only do so much and sometimes it is not enough. At that point we must turn to our doctors. In this situation most cancers are typically treated in some combination of these three more common methods; surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

    With surgery, the surgeons attempt to remove all of the cancerous tissue from the body. In radiation therapy, radiation is used on the cancerous tissue in an attempt to destroy the cancerous cells. This method actually damages normal cells in the area as well, but healthy non-cancerous cells are much better at recovering typically. The final method, chemotherapy, involves anticancer drugs that target and destroy cancerous cells. All of these methods are potentially life saving, but have the side effect of causing damage and trauma to the body.

    Studies using Resveratrol have shown some exciting results for the treatment and prevention of certain cancers. I want to be very careful here though, the results of these studies are exciting and still in the early phases of testing.

    As we discussed earlier, Resveratrol is rich in anti-oxidants, which are known to help prevent many cancers by limiting free radical damage. In addition, the same SIRT1 “Longevity Gene” that helps with anti-aging, may also stimulate cells to repair their own damage, such as damage that might lead to cancerous mutation.

    Scientific research is also starting to discover that Resveratrol may aid the body in destroying cancer cells. The research is finding that Resveratrol may increase apoptosis (self-destruction) in cancerous cells. In these studies it was found that when exposed to certain dosages of Resveratrol, especially when combined with chemotherapy treatments, some cancer cells show increased apoptosis.

    The results from these studies have excited researchers and led them to study Resveratrol in many of the common cancers including breast, prostate, colon, lymphoma and brain. I want to be clear here once more. While we know that Resveratrol will aid the body in preventing many cancers and I personally am extremely excited by the positive results that the scientific studies have found, this science is still in its early stages.

    Monday, September 28, 2009

    Resveratrol and Inflammation

    At ReserveAge Organics we try to stay informed of the current medical issues involved in Resveratrol. Today we are going to discuss Resveratrol's effect as an anti-inflamatory.

    Inflammation, it sounds like something bad, but in reality it keeps us healthy. Inflammation is one of the fascinating ways that our body responds to harmful stimuli. Normally, when an invader or an injury occurs, inflammation occurs to help the body heal. Blood flow to the area is increased, allowing more of the bodies natural defenses to reach the traumatized area and speed the healing up. This is what causes bruising and injured body parts to swell up, it’s the natural process of letting more blood flow into the injured area to increase the amount of natural healing agents at the site of the injury.

    However, inflammation can also work against us. There are times when the body over reacts, making the situations worse, or reacts to things that aren’t even dangerous, such as with allergic reactions. There are many inflammatory diseases that can effect us, but we will discuss three of the more common ones, clotting in arteries, Rheumatoid Arthritis and allergic reactions.

    While we know that too much cholesterol can be bad for us, inflammation can also have deleterious affects on our bodies. Although our immune system may have the best of intentions, the inflammation it causes in reaction to an injury can actually cause clots to start or increase their size in our arteries and veins.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis is the body’s immune system gone awry. The immune system, for reasons that are unknown, thinks the tissues in our joints are foreign and begins to attack them causing an inflammatory reaction. Our normally helpful healing agents begin to attack and destroy the tissue in joint cartilage leading to pain, swelling and potential disability

    Our bodies immune system can also over react to non-dangerous stimuli, which can cause an allergic reaction. These inflammatory allergic reactions can range from getting the sniffles when near a dog to extreme cases such as a person’s throat closing shut after eating a peanut.

    Resveratrol acts as an anti-inflammatory, which means it works to combat the more extreme instances of inflammatory-related problems. It does this in our bodies in two ways.

    The first is that it decreases platelet aggregation Platelets are clotting factors that prevent bleeding when an artery or vein is injured. Resveratrol won’t stop you from clotting, but it does decrease the ability of the platelets to aggregate. This reduction of platelet aggregation could potentially lower the risk of strokes and heart attacks caused by clotting. However, due to this property people on blood thinner’s should seek a physician’s advice before taking Resveratrol.

    The second effect that Resveratrol has is that it decreases ecosanoids. In layman’s terms, ecosanoids are messengers that tell your immune system to swarm an injured area or foreign stimulus in the body. Decreasing the number of messengers the immune system puts out, decreases the inflammatory reaction. This is helpful for limiting the damage of an inflammatory reaction or disease because it means that fewer destructive agents are responding to attack healthy tissues.

    Unfortunately, Resveratrol does not alleviate all inflammatory related diseases and problems. However, studies have shown that Resveratrol may be able to slow the inflammatory reaction and help keep healthy tissues viable. Keep in mind, Resveratrol will not replace a physician prescribed medication. Do not try to use Resveratrol to replace a prescribed medication and only with the consultation of your physician should a regimen of Resveratrol and prescription medications be started.

    Thursday, September 24, 2009

    Free Radicals and Antioxidants

    Today we are going to have a little chat about free radicals and antioxidants.

    The idea that free radicals were a cause of aging and age-related defects was first postulated in the 1950's by Denham Harman, a noble prize nominee in medicine. He hypothesized that free radicals damaged cells which caused or increased aging and that anti-oxidants might reduce or stop these effects. However, before we discuss that, lets discuss Free radicals in slightly more detail.

    Scientifically speaking, free radicals are atoms with an unpaired electron in their outer shell. These unpaired electrons make free radicals highly unstable and can lead to cell damage. A free radical atom seeks out other atoms that it can bond with to become stable. The newly formed bond between the two atoms creates a molecule that can have a major impact on the function of the cell.

    That’s all pretty complicated, but what does that mean to us? Why should we care about what the electrons in our body are up too? The problem is that our bodies are incredibly intricate and complex things. On a molecular or cellular level, a single electron (too many or too few) can wreak havoc. This can lead to cell damage, cellular mutations and even changes to DNA molecules.

    Through Dr. Harman’s research and the research of countless others, we have learned that he was on to something. It is now generally accepted that many of the degenerative diseases caused by aging involve free radical processes and that, cumulatively, these make you age. While most of the medical community is waiting to see better research, many leading scientists believe that aging itself might be partially caused by free radicals, though this has yet to be proven.

    Whether or not free radicals "cause" aging, we at least know that they cause many of the degenerative effects of aging and have been linked to numerous diseases. Many forms of cancer are believed to be the result of free radicals effecting DNA, which results in mutations.

    Now I want you to know that not all free radicals are bad. In fact many of the basic processes of life, such as breathing and fighting infection, require the creation and use of free radicals. The danger arises in free radicals that are created by unnatural means including radiation (such as from overexposure to the sun), pesticides, over eating and many other regular aspects of American life.

    So now that we know that our bodies can be affected by these potentially dangerous free radicals, what can we do to protect ourselves? The answer is actually one that you may have heard of before: Antioxidants.

    Scientifically speaking an antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules, which is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from one substance to another.

    In layman’s terms, Antioxidants can stop existing free radicals from stealing other molecule’s electrons. This means that they can stop or at least lessen the damage that free radicals cause within our bodies.

    Antioxidants occur all throughout nature in many of the fruits and vegetables we eat as well as various herbs and spices. They include common vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E as well as lesser known flavonoids, which are present in many grapes and berries, and the hormone Melatonin.

    Studies, many of which were based on Dr. Harman's original research, have suggested that anti-oxidants may help us with aging and age-related problems that are caused by free radical cellular damage.

    As you may have guessed by this point, Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant. In fact, grapes are often highly recommended for their antioxidant values. This again brings us to ReserveAge Organics. Unlike most other companies, ReserveAge Organics’ use of organic grapes improves the quality and strength of the antioxidants found within the grapes and the Resveratrol made from them.

    For those of you interested, ReserveAge Organics makes a great Ultimate Antioxidant product filled with those yummy antioxidants.

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    Ageing and Resveratrol

    For those of us who are concerned with aging, it is important to not only find out what makes us live longer, but what makes us live healthier. Who wants to live to be 150 if you spend the last 75 years in poor health? At ReserveAge Organics, Longevity is about remaining active, healthy and independent for your entire life, no matter how old you live to be.

    The simple fact is that as we age our bodies’ stop working as well.

    Some of this is simply due to having lived. We eat foods that aren’t always good for us, leading to increased cholesterol, fat and other substances. We are active and damage ourselves with bumps, falls and other things that place strain on our bodies. We live in a modern world full of pollutants and chemicals that were never meant to be processed by the human body. All of this takes its toll on our bodies, leading to wear and tear on our joints, muscles, organs, blood vessels and even our very cells.

    Some of it is simply nature though; our bodies weren’t made to last forever. Our skin starts to lose its firmness, our organs begin to work less efficiently and our immune systems start to have trouble responding to threats. In addition, normal bodily functions create something called free-radicals, which are damaging to our DNA, but we will discuss this in greater detail later.

    It’s the worst possible situation. Our lives lead to an accumulation of bodily wear and tear and to make matters worse our bodies start to have trouble repairing this damage!

    It’s important to understand that these accumulations of natural and unnatural damage lead to many of the negative effects we associate with growing older. Painful joints, sagging skin, wrinkles, memory problems, cardiovascular disease, lethargy, some cancers, obesity, diabetes and more are caused in part or aggravated by this damage.

    One of the most interesting effects of aging happens on a cellular level. Our cells actually contain the ability to heal themselves. As children, our cells are very good at this and heal easily. As we age though, the cells begin to falter. As damage builds up in a cell, it begins to work less efficiently and dies more easily. This means that heart muscle cells don’t work as hard, white blood cells become less effective against disease, our skin cells don’t stay as springy and so on. In a very real sense, this is directly responsible for many of the negative effects on our body that we associate with aging.

    Numerous medical studies, largely in animals or in human tissue cultures, have shown that trans-Resveratrol may be able to slow or even stop much of what we refer to as aging. It is a rich anti-oxidant which helps are body fights some cancers. It is a known anti-inflammatory which can help with cardiovascular diseases and even rheumatoid arthritis. Perhaps one of its most exciting benefits though, is that in many animals it actually increases their lifespan by as much as 20%.

    Resveratrol could potentially allow us to live longer, while staying healthier.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    New Resveratrol studies

    ReserveAge Organics spends a lot of time leafing through new scientific data on Resveratrol and I wanted to keep everyone informed of the latest Resveratrol studies out there.

    Resveratrol Fights Ovarian Cancer Cells in Culture

    The first exciting study adds more proof to the idea that Resveratrol may actually fight and destroy cancer cells. The studies were done in-vitro and human studies need to be done to determine if it will work in our bodies the same way it works in the petri dish. However, the idea that we may have finally discovered a way to fight cancer without the use of chemo, which has devastating effects on the body, is just so exciting. This is especially exciting for potential application in fighting pediatric cancer because chemotherapy can have long term effects on the growing child. For more info check the study out here.

    Resveatrol May Fight Weight Gain and Obesity.
    We have seen a number of studies in animals showing lower levels of obesity in the animals using Resveratrol. This study suggests that Resveratrol may be regulating chemicals that cause us to gain weight. Check it out here.

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Contest update and new longevity news

    Contest -
    Well first off let me say that this week’s free Resveratrol giveaway will be ReserveAge Organics Collagen Booster, our premiere beauty product. It combines our organic grape Resveratrol with powerful Biocell Collagen type 2. This unique blend strengthens, moisturizes and replenishes skin.
    All you have to do to have a chance at winning is be on our Myspace or Facebook friends list. For info on how to join click here.

    Longevity News –
    Health research has a tendency to demonize certain food groups and I think we can all agree that red meat gets a pretty bad rap. It tends to be fattier, eaten in too-large quantities and worse for the heart. However, recent research suggests that red meat, and this is the important part, when eaten in moderation may actually be better for you than not eating red meat at all.
    Check out the story here and then go have a burger.
    For the vegetarians/vegans out there, don’t worry too much. Even if eating red meat as part of a healthy diet might be slightly better, not eating red meat as part of a healthy diet is still much better for you than the typical American diet.

    Everyone have a great week and don’t forget to take your Resveratrol.

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    Friday Contes update

    Happy Friday everyone!
    First I’d like to congratulate our first winner! Gwen from Indiana, one of our Myspace friends, was chosen to receive a bottle of ReserveAge Organics Ultimate Antioxidant. Congratulations Gwen, I hope you enjoy it.
    Secondly, we have selected this week’s winner and are simply waiting for their response.
    Don’t worry though, there are still two more Fridays with chances to win! Next week we will be giving out a bottle of ReserveAge Organics Collagen Booster, our premiere skin and beauty product.
    All you have to do for a chance to win is friend us on Myspace or follow us on Facebook. Entry is only available to those 18 or older and living in the US or Canada.

    Have a great Friday from ReserveAge Organics!

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Happy Wednesday

    Just a quick update.

    Good news for you guys, our first ReserveAge Organics September friend giveaway winner never claimed her prize! Bad for her but good for you because it means we will draw two winners this Friday!

    Up for grabs this Friday is the Ultimate Antioxidant and our Resveratrol 100 MG! The winners will be drawn on Friday at noon! All you have to do for a chance to win is be on the ReserveAge Organics Myspace friends list or the ReserveAge Organics Facebook fan page!

    The affiliate program is also up and running. If you have a website or blog and would like the ReserveAge Organics product line you can sign up, advertise our products and make commissions when people buy our products after seeing them on your page! Sign up today!

    Have a great Wednesday everyone.

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    Affiliate program

    Hey everyone, ReserveAge Organics Affiliate program just went live!

    Visit for more details on how to sign up.

    There are absolutely no fees on your part. All you have to do is advertise the ReserveAge products in any way you'd like that fits our terms of service. Any time a customer buys our products because of your ads, you receive a commission!. Easy, simple and profitable.

    Don't worry about which plan you choose, right now they are all the same and we will be switching you.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    Enviromental business question

    Today’s topic is a question.
    If an eco-friendly company can afford the lower margins, should it sell its environmentally friendly products at the same price as its non-eco competitors?
    Consider this from two directions.
    The first an economic one: Are there enough environmentally minded consumers in your market, who will now switch to your product because it is environmentally friendly and normally priced, to make up for the lower margin?
    The second an ethical one: By selling your products at a lower price, more customers will turn to your environmentally friendly renewable products. This may help preserve our world that much longer, it could potentially even help to change someone’s perspective.

    What are your thoughts?
    ReserveAge Organics sells its products at normal Resveratrol market prices, despite sourcing only certified organic grapes and incurring higher production costs. We believe that you shouldn’t have to pay more to stay healthy or help to preserve the earth.

    Contest Update

    The contest officially launched yesterday! Click here for info on it!

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    September Contest!

    The ReserveAge Organics September Giveaway!

    Would you like a chance to try an entire bottle of The ReserveAge Organics Resveratrol supplements for free? Well, it couldn’t be easier in September!

    This month, The ReserveAge Organics will be picking one lucky MySpace or Facebook Fan each and every Friday to win a free bottle of the World’s Finest Resveratrol!

    How do you enter? Easy! Simply go to the MySpace page or the Facebook Fan group and sign up. All winners will be randomly selected from these groups! In fact, if you sign up to both, you double your chances to win!

    Prizes include Resveratrol 100 MG, The Ultimate Antioxidant, the best-selling skin Collagen Booster and of course, the World’s Finest Resveratrol 250 MG.

    And keep your eyes open because this is only the first of many ReserveAge Organics online contests!

    Entry is only valid to those living within the United States and Canada. Winners must be willing to provide confidential information to ReserveAge Organics including a physical address, full name and telephone number. Contestants must be 18-years-old or older to qualify. Winners will have until 5pm Eastern Standard on the Wednesday following the drawing to respond - if no response is given ReserveAge will draw a new winner! Reasonable shipping expenses will be paid by ReserveAge Organics for those living within the United States.

    ReserveAge Organics is a new health and beauty brand that offers an exclusive line of organic Resveratrol supplements. Its products are grape Resveratrol products available today.

    All ReserveAge Organics products are derived from organic grapes grown in the Rustic Heart of Southern France at a seventh generation organic French vineyard. When the grapes are ready, they are quickly picked and sent to our processing center, which lies only minutes from the vineyards. The Resveratrol is then processed using the patent-pending technology. All of these carefully performed stages result in products that are unsurpassed in bioavailability, purity, potency and freshness.