Evolva to collaborate with Northumbria University on resveratrol research

22 Nov 2017

Evolva is to collaborate with Northumbria University’s Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre in the UK, for the study of Veri-te resveratrol.

Evolva to collaborate with Northumbria University on resveratrol research

Evolva is to collaborate with Northumbria University’s Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre in the UK, for the study of Veri-te resveratrol. The collaboration will include a series of human intervention studies that will assess the inter-relationships between obesity, gut health (through microbiota populations), systemic inflammation, cognitive function, cerebral blood-flow and peripheral blood-flow and how all of these factors can be modulated by resveratrol dietary supplementation.

There is, says Evolva, emerging evidence showing a symbiotic relationship between gut health and brain function, sometimes called the gut-brain axis (GBA). The GBA consists of bidirectional communication between the central and enteric nervous system, linking emotional and cognitive centres of the brain with peripheral intestinal functions. Research shows that consuming polyphenols, including resveratrol, can positively benefit gut microbiota, acting in a similar way to prebiotics. While research is said to have shown resveratrol’s benefits on blood flow, cardiovascular health and cognitive function, no research has directly examined the interrelationship with gut microbiota. The initial trial will include approximately 100 overweight and obese subjects with ages between 35 to 60 and will investigate this relationship.

“We are pleased to partner with Northumbria University using Veri-teM resveratrol in this ground breaking research,” said Evolva Senior Vice President, Resveratrol Angela Tsetsis. “Evolva continues to lead the way to increase the knowledge about the benefits of resveratrol for human health.”

”The GBA represents the most cutting edge area of human nutrition research and it’s even more exciting that Northumbria’s Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre can continue its work with resveratrol in this field.”, said Emma Wightman, principal supervisor of the project at Northumbria University.

Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in several types of plants, including red grapes, blueberries, and nuts. According to Evolva, resveratrol works inside every cell in the body to help rejuvenate the mitochondria, the powerhouse that keep cells functioning properly. Scientific evidence suggests that it can also help promote healthy aging in humans and animals. The company notes that resveratrol is drawing a lot of attention in the scientific community with over 1,000 peer reviewed studies published in 2017 so far; the total number of publications on resveratrol now exceeds 10,000, making it one of the fastest growing bodies of evidence for a health and wellness ingredient.