As a natural food ingredient, numerous studies have demonstrated that trans-resveratrol has many bioactive and beneficial effects on health. There’s no surprise it’s often called nature’s immune system.
6 Trans-resveratrol Benefits
What Is Trans-resveratrol?
Found in several plants, resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenol – a micronutrient and compound synthesized in response to infection or injury, helping plants defend against bacteria, pests, and viruses.
If you’ve heard that drinking red wine in moderation is good for you, that’s because of the presence of resveratrol in grape skins.
This potent therapeutic, also found in over 70 plant species and various human foods such as Japanese Knotweed, blueberries, raspberries, dark chocolate, mulberries, plums, pomegranate, and peanuts, has a myriad of scientifically proven health benefits.
A mini review from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published in 2018 on The Role of Polyphenols in Human Health and Food Systems found that there is significant evidence that specific polyphenols benefit health, especially for the management and prevention of certain types of chronic disease. The properties of polyphenols deliver preventative and therapeutic effects for neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and cancer.
Evidence from animal and human studies reveals that polyphenols’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may prevent or act as a treatment against many non-communicable diseases.
Polyphenols may stop localized or extensive inflammation by repairing the oxidation-reduction balance to reduce oxidative stress. A high intake of dietary polyphenols has been linked to a lowered risk of common degenerative and chronic diseases known to be caused by oxidative stress.
Flavonoids, a family of polyphenolic compounds, may wipe out free radicals and decrease cancer risk by blocking cellular growth in tumors. Evidence suggests that certain types of cancer specifically benefit from polyphenols, including breast cancer, colon, endometrial, epithelial, and prostate.
Cardioprotective effects include improved ventricular health, reduced inflammation, and lower blood pressure. Resveratrol and other flavonoids may also obstruct cholesterol oxidation to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Studies have shown that resveratrol can protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s. It does so by protecting neurons, inhibiting neurotoxicity, and through modulation of multiple mechanisms of degenerative pathology.
Significant evidence suggests that diets rich in polyphenols have the power to protect against diabetes and help in its management. The benefits include protection of beta cells from glucose toxicity, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, deceleration of starch digestion, and better glucose regulation leading to improved glycemic control.
Resveratrol is associated with anti-obesogenic effects because of its protein-binding and starch and lipid inhibiting properties. Furthermore, resveratrol increases energy expenditure, all leading to improved weight loss and maintenance.
Trans-resveratrol Vs. Resveratrol
The differences between trans-resveratrol and resveratrol are important to understand when seeking supplements containing this beneficial compound. Trans-resveratrol is the active ingredient in resveratrol.
Despite being available in foods, dosage levels are extremely low. There is only 1mg of trans-resveratrol in a glass of red wine to put that into context. So for the greatest efficacy and to save yourself from drinking 250 glasses of red wine each day, taking a high-quality supplement is much more practical.
Senolytic Complex with Resveratrol
The Senolytic Complex from Peak Human is a healthy aging support supplement that optimizes body function, protects from cell damage, and optimizes brain function. It contains 50mg of trans-resveratrol, helping you to protect against degenerative and end of life conditions.
Over the past several years, clinical researchers, nutritionists, and medical professionals have acknowledged and promoted the consumption of plant based-foods and natural supplements, providing a diet rich in polyphenols with their high functioning anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and degenerative disease-fighting properties.
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