Benefits of Resveratrol
The list of
conditions that might potentially be helped by adding resveratrol and other supplements to your diet continues to grow. Many benefit from the ability of anti-oxidants to combat and inhibit free
radicals. Here’s a look at some of
which is marked by high levels of blood glucose caused by an inability of the
pancreas to properly regulate the production of insulin, affects over 20
million Americans. Among the steps that
people can take to control the disease and reduce the risk of it’s many,
devastating complications can include taking a resveratrol dietary
supplement. There is an enzyme called
SIRT1 which may improve insulin sensitivity and therefore improve the ability
to regulate insulin production.
Resveratrol is known to activate that particular enzyme. Another product that can support the health
of the pancreas is the Pancreas System
fibrosis affects about 5 million people around the world and is caused by scarring
of the lung. This scarred tissue
eventually creates an irreversible loss of the ability of the affected lung
tissue to transfer oxygen from the lung to the bloodstream. Because it is an antioxidant, Resveratrol can
help restructure oxidative injury and fibrosis.
Many herbs are traditionally credited with properties that are valuable
to the respiratory system including anise
seed, beet root and lemon grass.
is a condition that all too many of us are familiar with and many people use
the combination of glucosamine and
chondroitin to improve their joints.
Given its established anti-inflammatory properties, it isn’t surprising
that Resveratrol has been examined to determine its value as a treatment for
Arthritis. Researchers at a university
conducted a study in which rabbits with arthritis in the knees were found to
have no inflammation after being given resveratrol. The study concluded that resveratrol could
potentially protect cartilage against the development of inflammatory arthritis.
properties also make it helpful for people who have spinal injuries or have
suffered from a stroke. When there are serious injuries to the brain – like a
stroke- your body’s natural response will actually create more damage and
inflammation. A study was conducted by
researchers in China
which showed that resveratrol could reverse the inflammatory response because
its anti-oxidant properties block free radicals and because it affects specific
enzymes and the cellular responses they control. The conclusions drawn from
this study suggested that those concerned about strokes or brain injuries
should consider taking resveratrol supplements. For those interested in improving memory and keeping the brain
sharp, focused and alert ingredients like ginko biloba and bacopin have been
many things that people can and will do to promote longevity. It is an outcome that we’re all rather
attached to. We can do our best to drink
clean, chemical free water and
supplement our diets with products like digestive
enzymes to help our bodies utilize the nutrients in our food and better
manage the digestion of carbohydrates,
fat and protein. We can ensure that our body is supplied with vitamins and minerals. We can also avoid becoming junk food swilling
couch potatoes (and easy cure that anyone can do at home!) The properties
of seaweed have been used for centuries to prolong life and improve health.
And we can
consider some of the research on resveratrol which indicates that it can
promote longevity because of the way it affects DNA. As we age, our DNA loses the ability to
replicate properly instead creating debris that eventually prevents our cells
from functioning. Resveratrol can reduce
the incidence of this debris. Resveratrol
is also of interest for its potentially beneficial effects on cancers including
breast, prostate and thyroid cancer.
has not been tested extensively on humans and so the full range of benefits,
side effects and interactions is not known at this time. Some
studies have indicated that women with a history of estrogen supported breast
cancer or pre and post-menopausal women
on hormone replacement therapy might suffer negative effects from drinking red
wine, because resveratrol is also a plant estrogen.