With the hype about the coronavirus and flu season, there are many natural remedies that can help boost your immune system and ward off infections. It turns out that resveratrol can be an effective aid to add to your “toolkit”. This NIH publication notes, “Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic antioxidant that has received massive attention for its potential health benefits, including anticarcinogenesis, anti-aging and antimicrobial properties.… Resveratrol displays antimicrobial activity against a surprisingly wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal species.” This NIH study analyzed the antiviral activities of resveratrol against MERS-CoV infection. The study found that resveratrol is a potent anti-MERS agent in vitro, and can be a potential antiviral agent against MERS-CoV infection in the near future.
Locally we have a very potent source of resveratrol (polygonum cuspidatum) readily available via Japanese Knotweed Tincture produced by Fayston Forager, LLC. Please visit our home page to learn more and find a list of local retailers who carry this product.
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Thank you, and be well!