Resveratrol

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by OliviaGrace, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. OliviaGrace

    OliviaGrace Registered Member

    This drug is thought to add at least 10 years to your life.

    If it passes all the human trials, will anyone here take it?

    Me...hell ya!
     

  2. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Seems like people buy the pill already even when studies aren't fully proven it could extend human life. There are also conflicting studies whether they stop or stimulate growth of breast cancer cells. So maybe when they finally prove that it can add 10 years to your life (unless you have an accident), I would still check out if other harmful side effects is worth it.

    Anyway, the ingredient is also active in normal food. I might check that out and eat more of those meantime. :lol:
     
  3. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    You can add 10 years to your life by just living right, not over indulging in things, etc. Plus your genetics have a hand in it anyway so if your family has a short lifespan I wouldn't count on it. It's just something else the drug makers are doing to try to suck the money out of hard earned peoples accounts.
     
  4. OliviaGrace

    OliviaGrace Registered Member

    I'm curious about the human trials though. Scientist have cured diabetes in mice and rhesus monkeys. Granted, about 80% of trials on animals fail on humans, there is a high degree of "what if" on this one.

    Drug companies will be in trouble if it should cure diabetes. They loose all that money on diabetic meds!
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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  5. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    I wouldn't want to live 10 years longer than what I would naturally, anyway.
     
  6. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Man, doesn't that tell you something about modern society when people would prefer to pay through the nose to purchase a completely experimental drug which might increase life-expectancy by 10 years, rather than eat properly and exercise regularly, which is guaranteed to increase life-expectancy by 20 years.
     
  7. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    What is it? What is the mechanism of the drug? How do they prove it adds 10 years to a person's life?

    I call bullshit.
     
  8. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

    Like Pretzel said, why would I risk my health increasing my lifetime by 10 years, when for alot less money and less risk I can garuntee my health by eating right and exercising. The way my life is going, why would I want to add 10 years?
     
  9. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime


    I have to agree... it'd be like selling an Air Purifying machine... You're selling a product that the consumer simply cannot prove is not working.

    Even if it did work, I highly doubt I'd take anything like that. I'm very anti-medication whenever I have the option. And in this case, I'd much rather eat Flax and Blue Berries for the rest of my life then take my chances with a Magic Pill.
     
  10. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Resveratrol is the name of the component itself (or as wiki said, it's a phytoalexin, whatever that means haha) naturally produced by plants. I don't know what's in there in the drug version.

    Resveratrol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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