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Resveratrol Question

most other Rez supps list a % and Trans-Rez on the ingredients.

Rez-V, just lists resveratrol. What’s the difference?

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
most other Rez supps list a % and Trans-Rez on the ingredients.

Rez-V, just lists resveratrol. What’s the difference?[/quote]

Most products contain an extract of source ingredient which is standardized to provide a certain amount of the trans isomer of resveratrol, as opposed to the cis-isomer (cis and trans refer to which way the functional groups lie in relation to one another on either side of a double bond. Substituents on same side = cis, opposite side= trans)

The trans-isomer is usually the biologically active, or more biologically active form of most molecules, which is why many brands disclose trans on the label.

Biotest has stated that their resversatrol contained in Rez-V is the trans isomer.

Hope this helps and hope I wasn’t too far off in my explanation as my organic is rusty.

Damn that’s an explanation for your ass right there, well done NewDamage.

Has anyone seen increased vascularity using Rez-V?

I recall that asshole Bill Phillips claiming that drinking a little red wine helped to bring out some vascularity. Again this is assuming your body fat levels are low enough to begin with.