Bio Beer

Of all places to find news about scientific research being conducted for a better future, I’m pretty sure Cracked.com ranks among one of the more unlikely. All the same, I found out about cancer resistant beer from one of their articles, which in turn led me to a more in depth report on Science Daily.  And of course, I was all over it like a mouse in the Velveeta factory.

In essence the Science Daily article talks about students at Rice University who have been experimenting with putting Resveratrol in beer, much like it is already present in wine. This is the chemical that some studies have shown can reduce cancer and heart disease in mice. Termed ‘Biobeer’, the students plan to brew this wonderful mutation by genetically altering (such a fun term, eh?) yeast so that it will ferment & create Resveratrol at the same time.

All I can say is – THIS IS WHAT GOVERNMENT FUNDING IS FOR!  Where is the American Cancer Society in their promotion of this important study!?!  If these kids pull it off, I’m voting for each & every one of them to get a Nobel Peace Prize.  Or maybe the lesser known Nobel Beer Bong (Not as famous but still loads of fun).

Check out the links & help me raise awareness of this cutting edge technology.  Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s happy hour – I need to go practice fighting off some cancer.

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2 Responses to “Bio Beer”

  1. Jamie Diamond says:

    Resveratrol can help you to lead a long and healthy life so says Dr. Oz.
    Red wine alone does not supply enough resveratrol to achieve the
    full range of benefits because one glass of red wine has only about
    1mg of resveratrol and you need about 250mg/day. You need to take
    high potency resveratrol supplements to achieve the results documented
    in scientific studies.Resveratrol Supplements can also help you control
    your weight naturally by increasing energy, reducing cravings, and limiting
    your appetite.According to Wikipedia, Consumer Lab, an independent dietary
    supplement and over the counter products evaluation organization,
    published a report on 13 November 2007 on the popular resveratrol
    supplements. The organization reported that there exists a wide range
    in quality, dose, and price among the 13 resveratrol products
    evaluated. The actual amount of resveratrol contained in the
    different brands range from 2.2mg for Revatrol, which claimed to have
    400mg of “Red Wine Grape Complex”, to 500mg for Biotivia.com Transmax,
    which is consistent with the amount claimed on the product’s label.
    Prices per 100mg of resveratrol ranged from less than $.30 for
    products made by Biotivia.com, jarrow, and country life, to a high of
    $45.27 for the Revatrol brand.

  2. RevMortis says:

    Ok, thought this was spam but since no specific site was linked to, I’ll let it slide. Interesting info, although I would definitely prefer 250 mg/day of Resveratrol in my beer. Instead of the usual vitamin ‘P’ (Pee). LOL!

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