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The following article information about the anti-aging and anti-cancer properties of resveratrol is excerpted from Natural News.
Barbara Minton, Natural Health Editor of Natural News writes that there are a number of study findings continuing to come to light that emphasize the “wonders of resveratrol,” a superstar compound found primarily in red grapes and wine.
There are many indications that resveratrol can slow aging, improve cardiovascular function and even reverse cancer.
Grapes used to make red wine (and particularly grape skins) are the easiest and most abundant source of resveratrol. Red wine itself contains about 160 mcgs of resveratrol for each fluid ounce. Significant amounts are also found in peanut kernels–one ounce of peanuts having 73 mcgs, about the same as six cups of red grapes. Since wine is the most notable source, it has been used widely in resveratrol research.
Resveratrol’s properties as an antioxidant and anti-cancer agent have been well-documented and used to explain the “French Paradox”–the low incidence of heart disease in a population who eat a high fat diet. Resveratrol also has antibiotic properties.
Studies by researchers at the Zhejiang University in China on the effects of resveratrol injections on heart rate, blood pressure and renal sympathetic nerve activity indicate that the compound has a profound inhibiting effect on these factors in animals, pointing to significant anti-aging benefits.
Another Zhejiang University study investigated the effects of resveratrol on adenosine diphosphate induced platelet aggregation. Resveratrol inhibited platelet aggregation in a dose dependent manner. This is significant because the accumulation of platelets can form clots which can result in a heart attack by lodging in arteries and restricting blood flow to the heart or brain.
In The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, researchers studied resveratrol’s chemo-preventative activity against human cancer and its impact on normal cell tissue. They studied the effect of resveratrol at relevant concentrations on both non-malignant and malignant cells and compared it those effects to underlying mechanisms. Just 24 hours of resveratrol exposure was toxic to both types of cells; however, non-malignant cells grew five times more than malignant cells after 120 hours. Cell death was three times higher in malignant cells than those that were not malignant.
These studies confirm that resveratrol has a selective action which is able to target malignant cells for destruction while allowing non-malignant cells to modulate its effect. This type of malignant cell action is the goal of chemotherapy. But with chemo, the effects are also toxic to healthy cells.
The publication called Apoptosis reported on a search for compounds that are capable of protecting cells against deoxycholate, a harmful bile salt that causes disease via DNA damage and cell death.
Resveratrol was shown to largely prevent the occurrence of cell death in cells exposed to deoxycholate. The findings suggest that resveratrol may be able to undo the damage to cells that eventually leads to cancer.
Experimental Gerontology reported that researchers found resveratrol can mimic the effects of calorie restriction in “several cytoskeletal maintenance and multiple stress response pathways” through control of mitochondrial biogenesis and turnover–critical factors in the maintenance of energy production, prevention of oxidative stress and the promotion of healthy aging.
Previous research revealed the healthy benefits associated with daily caloric restriction, results that also occur when fasting. Fasting has been associated with the reduction of age associated stress and disease and the slowing of aging. Obese mice ingesting resveratrol gained improved health even while eating a high calorie diet. Positive effects were shown on the mice organs (liver, muscles, heart and bone). Other studies showed life extension in other species such as worms, flies and fish.
Other Documented Effects of Resveratrol
- A number of research studies have shown resveratrol to be protective against the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the blood (that means it’s anti-heart attack)
- It has been shown to have hydrophilic and lipophilic properties that protect more effectively than other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E
- Resveratrol studies have found that the threat of cancer was reduced in animals when the compound was used to stop the growth of damaged cells
- Studies on resveratrol in peanuts show peanuts may reduce the risk of heart disease by more than 50% when eaten frequently in small amounts
What About Resveratrol Supplemention?
As you can see from this article alone, research on resveratrol as uncovered a wide range of health benefits. One of the simplest choices is to add a glass of red wine or a handful of peanuts to your diet more frequently. Red wine is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, which has long been known to promote good health.
GNLD also makes resveratrol easy to ingest in its flagship product Tré, a refreshing super fruit drink that is as good for you as it tastes.