Introducing Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
The Japanese Knotweed plant is native to Eastern Japan, China and Korea. The plant has some redeeming qualities, which should make it very desirable to harvest. It is known as a rich source of the antioxidant Resveratrol. Japanese knotweed is an excellent source of trans-resveratrol, the active form of the compound most useful to the body.
So If you’re interested in adding a supplement to your daily diet that holds anti-aging properties and skincare benefit ¹. Resveratrol may be right for you. This natural ingredient offers a great way for people of all ages to improve their skin ², but it boosts even more health benefits.
Resveratrol isn’t just about skincare, though it’s a first line of anti-aging defense. For instance, those suffering from diabetes, depression, or heart trouble may see results far beyond skin care by taking a more powerful grade of this amazing supplement. Also, these benefits can all work together for better health. When your body is functioning better by having more regulated blood sugar levels ³ and improved cardiovascular health, skincare organically is improved as well.
One of the most interesting fact about Resveratrol is that it also may act as a calorie restriction mimetic in activating a certain pathway named SIRT1. This is a crucial pathway in the regulation of aging. So, Resveratrol can improve lifespan extension or delays age-related diseases ³.
The Japanese Knotweed is, for us, a power plant that deserves to be in our Beauty product.
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² Farris P, Krutmann J, Li YH, McDaniel D, Krol Y. Resveratrol: a unique antioxidant offering a multi-mechanistic approach for treating aging skin. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Dec;12(12):1389-94. PMID: 24301240.
³ Vallianou NG, Evangelopoulos A, Kazazis C. Resveratrol and diabetes. Rev Diabet Stud. 2013 Winter;10(4):236-42. doi: 10.1900/RDS.2013.10.236. Epub 2014 Feb 10. PMID: 24841877; PMCID: PMC4160010.