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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

02 October 2015
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What Is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is loaded with antioxidant properties that can help neutralise free radicals that are said to be the cause of ageing. Resveratrol comes from a natural compound found in red grape skin (resveratrol can also be found in peanuts and berries).

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It belongs to a group of plant compounds known as polyphenols. Polyphenols helps protect the body by lowering the risk of cancer and cardiac diseases. Resveratrol is also a phytoalexin, it acts as antibiotic produced in plants under stress, in cases such as fungal attack, ultraviolet irradiation, or inflammation. The molecule present aids the plant to fight back and maintain good health.

 

Why are Antioxidants Important?

Antioxidants are the real deal when you want to slow down ageing and stay as young looking as possible. It exceptionally helps repair the damage caused by free radicals. Our body is continuously replacing and repairing the damages caused by free radicals.

However, the reason why we are bombarded with free radicals is the way we look after ourselves. The food we eat, our lifestyle and the environment are main contributors of free radical damaged cells. By consuming antioxidants, we are assisting the body to stop the formation of new free radicals.

Scientists found out that the antioxidant properties of resveratrol is helpful in keeping the body at its state of wellness. It is known to preserve longevity, to be good for the heart, an anti inflammatory and have anti cancer properties.

Most red grapes contain higher concentration levels of resveratrol than thin skinned white or green grapes.

Resveratrol has been actively studied by Scientists for over 20 years because of its amazing health benefits. 

Ellagic acid is shown to act as an antioxidant in the body, helping to decrease inflammation and protect against disease.

Phytoestrogens are plant-based molecules that mimic estrogen but are not to be confused with endocrine disruptors like BPAs or even modern soy.*

Phytoestrogens have been shown to help women going through both perimenopause and menopause when oestrogen deficiency is experienced.

If you're wondering how to get more phytoestrogens into your diet while avoiding soy, you can find them in alfalfa, flax, legumes and resveratrol (of course)!

*Soy is a controversial topic and there is more to be learned here. It can have benefits as long as it is organic, non-GMO-sourced. 

Polyphenols are compounds that act as antioxidants.

Phytoestrogen Potential Benefits

  • Known to help a great deal in women's health issues*
  • Known to help prevent osteoporosis *
  • May help to combat women's health issues*
  • Can help to treat acne*
  • Shown to help heart health*
  • Studies show positive news regarding breast cancer*

Polyphenols Potential Benefits

  • May help to lower the risk of heart disease*
  • May help to prevent blood clots/DVT*
  • May help healthy digestion*
  • Mat help to support the brain*

*These are only potentials and we are not making any claims here. We always suggest and encourage people to do their own independent research.

Upon Our research from PubMed, and other online medical/evidence-based resources, resveratrol has many exciting potential benefits for health in general (and we may be repeating some of the above) such as:

  • Hormone balance (PMS, perimenopause & menopause)
  • Anti-ageing and skin-loving goodness
  • Known to encourage healthy oestrogen levels in women
  • Known to help encourage healthy testosterone levels in men
  • Shown to promote healthy cognitive function (brain-protective)
  • Being thought to be the next nootropic
  • May help with weight management
  • May help promote liver health
  • May support muscle recovery and exercise performance
  • May help with joint relief (especially when combined with a type II collagen)

Resveratrol in Red Wine

For so long now, it has been believed that drinking red wine is good for you and while this does have some merit, let's be clear, consuming alcohol in any form is not healthy. Alcohol is a toxin for the liver so ultimately, you're better off sourcing your resveratrol elsewhere!

Supplementation can be a good start. 

Get a better idea on how the resveratrol in red wine can help maintain your heart health and your body too. We are not suggetsing to drink alcohol, we are simply pointing out the reseveratrol in red wine and it's potential benefits. Some of this is repeating information above.

  • Resveratrol in red wine (and other sources) in moderate amounts can help prevent coronary heart disease.
  • Resveratrol may prevent the progression of atherosclerosis.
  • Reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.
  • It fabricates anti-clotting action.
  • It can decrease the damaging effect of smoking to the endothelium.
  • Resveratrol is known to prevent cancer cell maturation and proliferation through the release of apoptosis (programmed cell death).
  • Resveratrol can help decrease risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by preventing plaque formation.
  • Resveratrol has been linked to the prevention of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Resveratrol may protect against obesity and ageing effects.
  • Resveratrol has been shown to be helpful for mitochondrial health.
  • Resveratrol has been shown to be wonderful for women going through menopause

A Study On the Health Benefits of Resveratrol

An Australian study was conducted on hypertensive men and post menopausal women. The researchers who conducted this study monitored the effect of resveratrol on the brachial artery, this is the major artery of the upper arm.

There is an impaired blood flow in this artery related to conditions such as obesity and hypertension. The participants were asked to ingest a highly bioactive form of resveratrol and after an hour the result of the experiment to the participants showed a huge improvement in the blood flow.

Aside from this study, there are 4,400 more studies that have been researched by the experts and it doesn’t only show the benefits for the heart. The good news is, resveratrol is helpful in protecting your entire body, your entire health.

What if you don’t drink but still want the benefits of red wine?

That’s a great question and a simple one to answer. You can take Resveratrol in a supplement form and two of the best and highest quality resveratrol products can be found right here. They are the Perfect Resgrape (200mg of trans-resveratrol) and the Resgrape max (400mg of trans-resveratrol).

They are a capsule form and provide the same benefits that you’d get if you drank 700 glasses of wine! And no, I don’t suggest you go out and attempt to even drink 7 because that would just be crazy for your liver!

I do however suggest you consider taking the Perfect Resgrape or Perfect Resgrape max to get the highest quality resveratrol.

For Best Bioavailability

To ensure best bioavailability, take your resveratrol with some fat as this helps with absorption. I would suggest either having a smoothie with some organic MCT oil or have it with some yoghurt (cow/sheep or goat or coconut).

 

References:

The references are linked within the article.

 

*Disclaimer: the information in this article is intended purely as information and not health advice. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure and one should always seek expert advice from their trusted health practitioner.

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