Resverasyn® | The Key Ingredient

Research published in multiple medical journals demonstrates Thrive Animal Health's proprietary resveratrol ingredient, Resverasyn®, supports a healthy inflammatory response in horses. Resverasyn is an ultra high purity resveratrol product that has been microencapsulated for enhanced bioavailability and stability. 

What is resveratrol?

Resveratrol (trans-3,5,4′-Trihydroxystilbene) belongs to a class of natural compounds called stilbenes. Resveratrol and other stilbenes are small molecules that are rapidly synthesized by plants in response to attacks by bacteria, fungi and predators. Stilbenes presently are the focus of numerous biomedical research studies.

Where does resveratrol come from?

Resveratrol is found in fruits like grapes and blueberries, legumes, and certain nuts. The primary commercial source of resveratrol is a shrub known as Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum).


Resverasyn: 99% Pure, Microencapsulated Resveratrol

Resverasyn, the active ingredient in Equithrive® Joint and Metabarol® is composed of 99% pure resveratrol that has been micronized and encapsulated, so it is easily absorbed by the body without negative side-effects. 

Dr. Patrick Lawless of Thrive Animal Health has pioneered the use of resveratrol in the animal health field.

“Resveratrol must be in a purified and bioavailable formulation in order to be most effective,” he explains.

According to Dr. Lawless, “Each production lot of our trans-resveratrol is analyzed via high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to ensure that the product meets our 98% purity specification before it is microencapsulated to become our proprietary product Resverasyn. Microencapsulation increases the bioavailability of resveratrol by allowing more of the molecule to enter the bloodstream so that it can be transported throughout the body for maximum effect.”

Without this process, resveratrol can be unstable when exposed to light or oxygen and is rapidly metabolized and excreted before it can reach tissues.