Now most of us know that feeding worms enormous amounts of resveratrol (an antioxidant found mostly in red wine), not only extends their lives dramatically, but also increases their activity level, etc. The only problem seems to be that to obtain the same amount of resveratrol for a human, it would take several cases of wine or more per day! Next we hear that a study was done suggesting that procyanidins in primarily red wine are possibly even more important antioxidants that resveratrol because they are the most active polyphenols in red wine, so the amount of procyanidins in a glass or two might be enough to help. To confuse the issue to the point of saying—what?–the lastest info suggests that the reasons that both work so well is that both activate a family of enzymes called sirtuins, which are the real age-extenders/activity enhancers. Have fun googling the three words in the title! - Denman Moody
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