SOME BENEFITS OF RESVERATROL
– It protects the health of the skin, several researches have determined that resveratrol is able to combat the damage that the sun’s rays do to our skin. Although more medical studies are needed to prove it, sunscreens containing this substance have been tested with excellent results.
– A natural slimming agent, resveratrol influences weight loss by stimulating the production of a hormone called adiponectin, which fights insulin resistance and has anti-obesity properties. This substance is responsible for accelerating metabolism and counteracting fat formation.
– It has been shown that resveratrol is important in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, lowers bad cholesterol and prevents hardening of the arteries. This translates into improvements for the circulatory system in having less chance of heart problems.
– It fights aging, it is considered as an ally against aging and not only because of its findings in skin care. Studies conducted on red wine determined that it helps in the prevention of age-related disorders, i.e., neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, which occur more frequently in adults. Resveratrol is also effective against stress.
Studies have not found any serious side effects related to resveratrol even if consumed in large doses. However, it has been reported that resveratrol supplements may interact with anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, increasing the risk of bleeding. As a precaution, its use is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation. Like other supplements, it is not regulated by the FDA, the U.S. government agency responsible for the regulation of food (both human and animal), drugs (human and veterinary), cosmetics, medical devices (human and animal), biological products and blood derivatives.
Most supplements contain 250 to 500 milligrams of Resveratrol. More research is needed to recommend a dosage.