Resveratrol: Polyphenol a powerful epigenetic influencer and antioxidant.

Resveratrol: Polyphenol a powerful epigenetic influencer and antioxidant.

Resveratrol is part of a group of compounds called polyphenols and has been shown to be a powerful epigenetic influencer and natural antioxidant. A natural compound found in red grape skin to protect the plant against fungal diseases, inflammation, drought and ultraviolet sunlight.

Phytonutrient – a substance found in certain plants which are believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases.

Resveratrol Rich Foods

Resveratrol  (3,5,4′-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) in food include the skin of red grapes, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, cocoa powder, smaller amounts in peanuts. But everyone’s favourite it’s the plant compound found in red wine.

A powerful antioxidant that plants produce to protect themselves against environmental stresses.

It is believed to be responsible for low rates of heart disease in the French population.

Potential Health Benefits of Resveratrol

Resveratrol is believed to help…

anti inflammatory
Reducing oxidative stress, which prevents premature aging of cells
lowering cholesterol
lowering blood pressure
lower blood sugar levels
antioxidant so can help prevent cancer
may lower brain plaque levels
Increase Longevity

NOTE: Resveratrol has mild estrogenic activity  women with cancers that are estrogen sensitive should seek advice.

Resveratrol and Anti ageing

Reading:

What is Resveratrol?

Research:

Anti-inflammatory activities of resveratrol in the brain: role of resveratrol in microglial activation.

Anti-inflammatory responses of resveratrol.

Potential of resveratrol in anticancer and anti-inflammatory therapy.

Anti-inflammatory responses of resveratrol.

Fighting cancer with red wine? Molecular mechanisms of resveratrol.

Resveratrol and cellular mechanisms of cancer prevention.

Effect of resveratrol on blood pressure

The effect of resveratrol on hypertension: A clinical trial

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