We spend a lot of money on research and development and on quality, much more than most people will think. Having spent the money, it seems sensible to explain why we do it.

Over the years I have had reason to lab test other companies products (because of illegal use of our trademarks, some of our customers were misled). A significant percentage of the results (about half) revealed interesting findings. One New Zealand company’s resveratrol supplement actually contained zero resveratrol. Another Res-V Knockoff product we tested did not contain either the amount of resveratrol claimed, or another very expensive ingredient – curcumin (from Turmeric).

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If there is one medical word drummed into our heads over the last 25 years it is probably cholesterol. It has been much maligned and we have been well trained to get it as low as possible, most notably by taking pharmaceutical drugs.

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High blood pressure (hypertension) is extremely prevalent, I know this because we have huge numbers of customers who have written to us and are on medications for it. No doubt, at the first sign of hypertension your doctor will prescribe medications and many of our customers ask me if there are alternatives because they hate the idea of being on drugs for the rest of their lives. It’s not my job to give personal medical advice, but I certainly can give you some general advice from my own experience.

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For most people, bread remains one of the biggest sources of dietary salt, so it’s a great place to start if you’re trying to reduce your salt intake. This recipe works fine in a bread maker, admittedly, it doesn’t taste as good without salt…but fillings can sort this out easily. This recipe has almost no salt and makes a 750g loaf.

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We have always written on the bottles of Res-V and Lester’s Oil a warning; don’t use if on strong blood thinners. We have had huge numbers of customers concerned about this and asking us if that was a ‘hard and fast’ rule or whether there are exceptions.

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You may have read that ‘health benefits of red wine and chocolate are unfounded’, based on a single study from out of the United States.

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I found some research that was quite fascinating, very left-field but I’m sure will be of interest to many people.

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I thought I would write a quick summary of where resveratrol is at and what’s been going on.

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a fairly common occurrence and a common cause of death and disability worldwide. Car accidents, falls (especially the elderly) and contact sports cause a huge number of such injuries every year. Scaling down from the US figures, we probably have 10’s of thousands of cases annually and survivors are often left with cognitive, behavioural and communicative difficulties. Many people are left with a permanent need for help in performing daily tasks at huge costs to themselves and the country.

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I recall reading some time back an article on blood pressure guidelines from the United States. Drug company lobbying ultimately set the limits whereby someone would be defined as having high blood pressure requiring treatment with their products.

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