Last week we revealed resveratrol may help preserve your memory. Now a recent study from Australia has found another benefit to one of the most popular antioxidants around…
Researchers looked at the effects of resveratrol on endothelial cell function in the heart. These cells line the blood vessels throughout your entire circulatory system. They help filter your blood, create new blood vessels, and control inflammation. So it’s important to keep them working at their best.
The team examined these cells in diabetic rats. They also used human cells with high blood sugar levels. This causes mitochondria—your cells’ power source—to struggle… Or fail. Yet they found resveratrol helped protect their function in the heart. Bottom line: This potent antioxidant may help diabetics lower their chances of heart problems.1
But there’s a bigger, more exciting idea here. One that can benefit you regardless of blood sugar levels.
The researchers called resveratrol a “protective agent of mitochondrial health.” In layman’s terms, it recharges these cellular powerhouses. Which is essential for keeping energy levels high—and fighting aging. That’s because they help control cell death. Your mitochondria also detoxify free radicals. But as we get older, they work a little slower. This can lead to degenerative diseases… Like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.2
Resveratrol helps activate SIRT1. It’s a protein that increases mitochondrial power. This means more energy—and slower aging. And resveratrol may be the best way to turn production up. It’s an effect you won’t get from any drug… OTC or otherwise.
According to Dr. David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, “there has never been a drug that binds to a protein to make it run faster in the way that resveratrol activates SIRT1 . . . Almost all drugs either slow or block them . . . There is no rational alternative explanation other than resveratrol directly activates SIRT1 in cells.”3
So what’s the best way to get more resveratrol?
A glass of red wine or two won’t do it… This is one you need to supplement with. And the quality of your supplement makes all the difference.
Make sure to find one that delivers 25 mg of resveratrol root extract. Getting it in a complex that also includes an equal dose of pterostilbene—another potent antioxidant—may help make its effects even more powerful.
In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch