Resverasyn® | The Key Ingredient
Resverasyn® | Natural. Effective. Safe.
Research published in multiple medical journals demonstrates Thrive Animal Health's proprietary resveratrol ingredient, Resverasyn®, supports soundness, metabolic health, and 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?
The primary commercial source of resveratrol is a shrub known as Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) that is native to Asia. This plant is cultivated in China where manufacturing firms extract resveratrol from the rhizomes (underground stems) of the shrub. These firms produce knotweed extracts that have resveratrol concentrations ranging from 20% to 98%. The corresponding percentage of impurities in these resveratrol products ranges from 2% to 80%. One of the impurities in Knotweed-based resveratrol products is a compound called emodin. This impurity has caused serious gastrointestinal distress in many that have used Knotweed-based resveratrol products. Fortunately for you, the consumer, not all products are created equal.
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 explained.
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 99% 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.
How can Resverasyn support both joint health and metabolic health in horses?