I have long been a fan of the supplement trans-resveratrol for a variety of health benefits. The prestigious journal Nutrients recently published a review of the eye health benefits of trans-resveratrol, referencing no fewer than 138 studies in the scientific literature about this rock-star compound in their July 2022 issue.
What can it do? Better to ask what can’t it do! Resveratrol beneficially modulates enzymes and free radical scavengers, giving it properties that have benefits at the cellular level, including assisting glucose control via anti-glycation, tempering oxidative stress, protecting healthy neurologic function and assisting against uncontrolled cellular division. As a result, resveratrol promotes healthy cellular function in a range of eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, dry eye, corneal pathology, uveitis, and even the development of nearsightedness.
Since 2010, VisiVite Eye Vitamins has offered the premium resveratrol supplement, Reziva®. Unlike other mass-marketed trans-resveratrol supplements that are derived from the roadside weed, Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum Cuspidatum), Reziva is meticulously harvested from French wine grapes. This has the health benefits of not only being a pure and premium extract, Reziva also contains concentrated trans-resveratrol, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, and wine polyphenols - just like real red wine - but without any alcohol. Reziva makes a great once-daily ADDITIVE supplement for your regimen, but is NOT intended to replace either your AREDS2 or Dry Eye supplementation regimen.