If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I read studies constantly to keep up with the latest developments in natural health. When new research comes out about time-honored nutrients, I’m the first to tell you about it. But I get especially excited when I learn about novel supplements—ones that you may not have heard of before—that have the potential to revolutionize health care.
That’s exactly how I felt when I first learned about Robuvit®, a supplement made from a flavonoid found in one specific type of French oak tree. In fact, I was so impressed with the research behind Robuvit that I added it to my Desert Island list—my short list of supplements I’d insist on bringing with me if I were headed to a desert island.
It’s just that powerful.
Usually I sing the praises of Robuvit’s energy-boosting potential. And the studies in that regard have been convincing, to say the least.
Research has shown that Robuvit increases energy all the way down to a cellular level. At the same time, it decreases tension, improves mood, supports pain-free joints, and shores up short-term memory. So for anyone with low energy or fatigue, it’s a must have.
But recent research has shown that Robuvit may have even more important benefits—ones that could potentially save lives. And after reading this study, I’m increasingly convinced that this is one supplement everyone needs.
The study I’m talking about today investigated how Robuvit (at a dose of 300 mg per day) affects liver health.
As you may know, the liver is the hub of the body’s metabolic system. It plays a major role in metabolizing proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. It’s also critical in keeping blood sugar steady. However, when it’s under stress (think toxin overload, illness, or too much alcohol), it can’t do its job appropriately.
One indicator of an overtaxed liver is high homocysteine levels. I’ve told you about homocysteine before—but basically it’s a huge red flag for all sorts of health woes.
Well, this study discovered that Robuvit puts a major dent in homocysteine levels. And that’s a serious boon not only to liver health, but to overall wellbeing.
“Influence of oak wood polyphenols on cysteine, homocysteine and glutathione total levels and PON1 activities in human adult volunteers – a pilot study.” Gen Physiol Biophys. 2015;34(1):73-80.