Global shipping
made in the USA

Resveratrol (Japanese Knotweed) – Functionalities and Benefits for Pets

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring, very powerful antioxidant. While it can be easily found in peanuts and different berries, in eastern diets it is most prominently found in the skin of grapes. This is why wine, especially red wine that is fermented with grape skins, contains very high levels of resveratrol.

However, there is a plant native to Japan, as well as China, that has been used for centuries as an herbal supplement due to its high levels of resveratrol. This plant, known as the Japanese Knotweed, is an excellent source of both resveratrol and trans-resveratrol, which is the active form of the chemical that is most readily absorbed and utilized by the body.

The high concentrations of these compounds found in Japanese Knotweed make it the preferred source for supplements and ingredient extractions, such as the ones used in our products.

How RESVERATROL can be useful to pets:

Promotes healthy microbiome: Resveratrol is a type of phytoalexin, which inhibits the growth of pathogens, including fungi and bacteria. These fungi and bacteria could cause infections, or illness if not addressed. It has also been shown to have anti-viral activity, inhibiting virus replication, which again can cause serious health problems.

Exhibits anticarcinogenic activity: Resveratrol is viewed as a potential candidate for prevention and treatment of several types of cancer, as several studies have shown that it is able to inhibit all carcinogenesis stages (initiation, promotion, progression, etc.). The same studies have also shown evidence that it acts not only as a chemo-preventative agent, but also chemo-therapeutic.

Anti-inflammatory: Resveratrol, and its active form, protect the body’s cells from damage. It does this through providing a protective lining for your blood vessels and reducing vascular tension throughout the body, including in the brain. This makes it a good remedy for inflammation of the skin and even arthritis.

Anti-oxidant properties: As the body processes food and reacts to it’s environment, cells produce waste, including free radicals, which can cause damage to those cells. The anti-oxidant nature of resveratrol can help slow or prevent damage to cells caused by these free radicals.

Cardio- and neuro-protective: The same properties that provide protection for the blood vessels also help prevent and manage cardiovascular diseases. The combined effects also benefit the nervous system.

Resveratrol is an important ingredient with a variety of powerful uses for your four-legged friends. Gou Gou Pets products that contain resveratrol include:

Joint & Bone Ointment: Great for Injuries affecting the limbs and body; best for short-term care.


At Gou Gou Pets, our aim is to promote healthy lives with a sense of balance for years of happiness for your pet. We offer a line of natural pet products that incorporate the best of Eastern and Western methodologies.

We offer a traditional and holistic-infused grooming line, joint/pain management spray and ointments, trauma, wound, and skin care and antioxidant therapy. All made in the USA. Our products are naturally based, gentle, and contain high quality Chinese herbs, essential oils, and aromatic therapy ingredients.

Find out more about our products and feel free to contact us with any questions.