Sperovine ® (Resveratrol-V30)
The formula contained in Sperovine® is different from most other resveratrol products.
Studies show that plants have the capability to polymerize the natural bioactive Trihydroxystibene resveratrol into a host of complex oligomers. In recent years these resveratrol oligomers have been given a considerable amount of attention by researchers particularly those with an interest in natural products.
There have been several animal studies in recent years with Resveratrol oligomers-monomers and e-Viniferin extracted from Vine-shoots. These animal studies have been carried out independently of each other at leading European Institutions. China has also carried out animal studies with resveratrol oligomers – monomers – epsilon.viniferin.
Why are vine-shoot derivatives different ?
Grapevine-shoots from the plant species Vitis Vinifera, from the Bordeaux region of France are rich in resveratrol oligomers and monomers.
The grapevine itself contains the stilbene derivatives trans-resveratrol, epsilon-viniferin, and other resveratrol oligomers, and monomers. These compounds are low molecular phenolics, which act in the grapevine as an anti-fungal. Although they are transported by the vine-shoots to the grape skin (fruit), the greater yield of resveratrol oligomers-monomers are to be found in the vine-shoots themselves, which contain the sap. The process used to extract these vine-shoot derivatives, preserves the quality of the resveratrol oligomers-monomers –e-viniferin, contained in the vine-shoot. Sperovine contains a vine-shoot derivative formula consisting of > 30% resveratrol oligomers-monomers, epsilon-viniferin at 5%, trans-resveratrol at 5%. (In comparison, most other formulas are composed of polyphenols and trans-resveratrol from polygonums, and offer no e-viniferin at all).
Resveratrol derivatives found in the woody parts of the grapevine which include the vine-shoots are at a concentration of 1000 times greater than those found in the grape skin. The origin of resveratrol derivatives in wine is most likely due to the extraction from grape skin occurring during alcoholic fermentation. Grape-stems are also a potential source of resveratrol derivatives in red wine. The amount of stems in the fermentation process depends upon the method of wine-making being practised: for example manual or mechanical harvesting, destemming or not. An old wine-making practise which is still widely used even in stainless steel tanks consists of putting a bundle of vine shoot at the bottom of the tank. It is used as a filter before the bottom valve. The presence of vine-shoots which contain a large amount of resveratrol derivatives can also contribute to resveratrol derivatives in red wine.
New Vine-Shoots 2015 photo: Mike Lambert – The Shen Clinic
The grapevine itself is rich in the stilbene derivatives; trans-resveratrol, epsilon-viniferin, and other resveratrol oligomers – monomers. It is the vine-shoots that then pass on some of these derivatives to the grape (fruit). However, as the greater ratio of these derivatives seem to be found in the plant, vine-shoots (plant extracts), and less in the grape (fruit extracts), this does seem to suggest that plant-shoot extracts, could be a far superior source of these derivatives compared to those from fruit extracts. This possibility entered our minds a long time ago, taking both our attention and interest away from fruit extracts. We do not offer any products with resveratrol derivatives from fruit extracts.