Red Wine Health Benefits – Resveratrol

I am sure you have heard about red wine health benefits with resveratrol and wanted to no more details.  I know I did, and it still amazes no major study with humans has been conducted yet on this product.  Red wine’s health benefits have long been known to lower the risk of heart disease, and this is called “The French Paradox.”

The French paradox is an observation the French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease while having a relatively fatty diet which is a big no-no when trying to lower heart disease.  This is one of the most well known red wine health benefits, and resveratrol is believed to play the central role in red wine’s cardio effects.  Resveratrol helps kick start endothelial nitric synthase activity which prevents the blood from clotting and may slow atherosclerosis and aids in reducing inflammation.
Cancer: Resveratrol may limit the spread of cancer by slowing the blood flow to tumors.  So far the best proof of its anticancer ability is cancer’s it comes in direct contact with for example skin cancer and gastrointestinal tumors.  Again these have not had any proven human clinical trials.
Insulin resistance: Resveratrol may help the body keep blood sugar regulated.
Anti-Aging: Some people believe that resveratrol activates the SIRT1 gene.  This gene has shown the ability to slow the affects of aging.

For more information on SIRT1 gene visit
Possible food sources include:
•    Peanuts including peanut butter
•    Red grapes
•    Cocoa powder
•    Blueberries
Looking at these food sources from which it can to be found seems only to support the health benefits claims of resveratrol.  As these are very well common foods that have high antioxidants and have been known to help prevent heart disease.
Many supplement companies attain resveratrol from roots of the Japanese Knotweed.
Do keep in mind that like all the other supplements red wine and resveratrol aren’t regulated by the FDA, so it ‘s hard for consumers to know what they are buying when they buy this supplement.  There are also no dosage recommendation’s yet on this product.  A glass of red wine has shown to have 0.2 mg up to 2.0 mg of resveratrol and varies widely on the grapes used to make the wine.  The quality and dosages vary widely from a supplement to supplement so be sure to trust your supplier if you choose to take the supplement.  Very few studies have been done with humans and doctor’s have still yet to confirm any benefits from resveratrol supplements.

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