The discovered health benefits of resveratrol.
- Has anti-aging effect. According to researches, one of the benefits of resveratrol is it can increase the life span of healthy cells in the body. Once it enters the body, it activates a gene called sirtulin1, which is essential during calorie restriction in human bodies. Calorie restriction is known to extend the life span of living beings.
- Inhibits cancer cells. It has been discovered that the intake of resveratrol can slow down the production of malignant on a number of human cancer cell lines like prostate, colon, thyroid, stomach and pancreatic cancers. However, it is still not proved whether a certain amount of resveratrol intake can help prevent cancer in humans. Ongoing studies are undertaken to determine if resveratrol can be beneficial in the treatment of cancer.
- Prevents cardiovascular disease. Large reductions in risk of cardiovascular diseases were associated with the regular intake of red wine among people in France, which leads to the term, ‘The French Paradox’. Although it has proven that red wine has adequate number of resveratrol, there is presently no scientific proof that the substance possesses cardiovascular protective effects in humans.
- Contains Neuro-protective effects. According to a certain study conducted in 2005, it was found out that the intake of resveratrol provides beneficial effects against the upsurge of a certain peptide that may result in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Another study conducted in 2008 reported that including resveratrol in dietary supplementation can help reduce plaque formation in the various parts of the brain.
- One more on the list of benefits of resveratrol is it is an anti-diabetic. Daily intake of resveratrol supplements may improve the receptive effects of the body to the insulin, according to some researchers in Hungary. It is reported that there is a significant reduction in insulin resistance for individuals diagnosed with type-2 diabetes after taking supplements of ten milligrams of resveratrol daily. However, studies are still ongoing whether resveratrol can really improve insulin sensitivity in humans.