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Resveratrol and Disease

Posted on 07. Nov, 2010 by .

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Resveratrol Shows Promise as a Disease Fighter

No Resveratrol studies on humans have yet been reported. If you are ill, suspect you have a disease or are under a doctor’s care, do not take Resveratrol before consulting a qualified physician.

Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease

Resveratrol may help prevent heart disease in two ways: as an antioxidant to prevent free radical damage to the circulatory system; and as an agent to prevent platelets from sticking together and forming blood clots.

Resveratrol is a universal antioxidant (able to protect against oxidation in both water and fat-based portions of cells).

Though that is an important benefit, Resveratrol is not as potent an antioxidant as others contained in red wine such as epicatechin and quercetin.

In addition, it is generally better to have a cocktail of antioxidants to protect all parts of the cells and to protect against all sorts of oxidative stress.

Reduced platelet aggregation has been demonstrated in several in vitro studies of Resveratrol (Rotondo S. at al., British Journal of Pharmacology, April 1998).

Trans-Resveratrol , the most biologically active form of Resveratrol, was shown to reduce the risk of heart attack in two ways. It interferes with the release of inflammatory compounds and it decreases the formation of sticky platelets and therefore blood clots.

Resveratrol’s anti-platelet and antioxidant properties have, thus far, been demonstrated in vitro. Studies in animals and humans are needed.

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