Review of ResveratrolPosted on Thursday, 24 November, 2011 by anthony
In our latest review we've taken a look at the benefits of the health supplement Resveratrol. Resveratrol, a naturally occurring polyphenol with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, has recieved much press coverage in recent years. It has been heavily promoted by a number of health companies and has become one of the most popular antioxidants currently available on the market. Most of the health claims regarding resveratrol appear to be backed up by available research.
Resveratrol appears to have a number of positive health benefits:
Resveratrol appears to be beneficial to cardiovascular health by protecting against artherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), protecting against thrombosis (blood clots), lowering blood pressure and may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks. In addition Resveratrol helps to lower blood glucose levels, improve insulin sensitivity, improve liver function and enhance mitochondrial metabolism.
A number of studies demonstrated that resveratrol has potent anti-inflammatory properties and may be of benefit for diseases that are known to be affected by/triggered by inflammation. In addition resveratrol possesses anti-neuroinflammatory activity that may be of benefit for people suffering with some neurological disorders. Resveratrol also possesses anticancer properties and may help to protect against a number of different types of cancers. Resveratrol shows promise in a number of other areas and may be of benefit for diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, colitis and weight loss/management.Back to Health Supplements