A rather new supplement has been making waves recently within the spheres of health and longevity called resveratrol. Originally isolated and studied as an anti-aging ingredient, it’s uses now range from anti-aging to bodybuilding. Resveratrol is naturally found in red wine, and is often cited as the explanation for the “French paradox”, or why the cancer rate in France is so low, despite their relatively high-fat traditional diet.
I decided to write a post about it’s most interesting benefits.
- Cancer Prevention – protects cells from free-radical damage and malignant transformations. studies shown promise in both prostate and breast cancer prevention.
- Reverse Damage of Smoking – prevents formation of dangerous ROS (reactive oxygen species) in cells, even after exposure to tobacco smoke.
- Lowers Cholesterol – antioxidant properties help neutralize “bad” LDL cholesterol while elevating “good” HDL cholesterol.
- Anti-Estrogen / Pro-Testosterone Agent – acts as both an estrogen antagonist and an aromatase inhibitor.
- Anti-Aging Chemoprotective Properties – powerful antioxidant properties, similar to ALA and CoQ10.
- Improved Cardio Performance – in healthy individuals, it has been shown to increase cardiovascular performance.
- Improved Recovery – recommended by sports nutritionists to help athletes to recover from exertion.
Amazingly, I haven’t been able to find any side effects to resveratrol, which makes sense since it’s not a synthetic drug or anything like that.
I’ve personally been using it twice a day (200mg dosage each time) at lunch and right before bed, along with my ZMA and fish oils.
I hope you found this post helpful and learned something new. Cheers.
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