I just finished reading an interesting article on the ingredient resveratrol, a plant compound typically found in red wine, peanuts, and grapes. The article was written by Peter Pugliese, MD for the December issue of SkinInc Magazine. Resveratrol is found in around 72 plants, with the highest quantity found in a weed called Polygonum cuspidatum in Eastern Asia. Resveratrol can be highly absorbed by humans in oral supplement doses up to 70%. Two aromatic groups are in resveratrol that give it higher antioxidant protection than Vitamin E and Vitamin C. Resveratrol inhibits platelet aggregation, which helps protect you from heart disease. It appears to slow down the aging process and studies show that it can extend the lifespan of flies, mice, and yeast. It may also help you metabolize fat faster, just by taking it as a supplement. It sounds great, so I have started taking the supplement myself.
You can read the full artice here: http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/35085509.html