Did You Know That Resveratrol Burns More Calories?

Did You Know That Resveratrol Burns More Calories?

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Did You Know That Resveratrol Burns More Calories?

Resveratrol affects many biological pathways that can affect our health, including controlling our body weight.

It has been observed that resveratrol can influence our metabolisms by “simulating” a lower calorie diet within our body without actually cutting calories in our diet. Although researchers have discovered many factors to how resveratrol can control our body weight, these factors do not fully explain all observations. In essence, resveratrol burns more calories. [1]


In a recent study, researchers from Spain made new observations that may help explain some of the previous discrepancies (Food Chemistry, 2013). Researchers took two groups of rats and fed both groups a high-calorie diet; the only difference was that one group was also supplemented with the supplement for six weeks. [2]

To understand how resveratrol burns more calories, at the end of the six weeks, tissues from the leg muscles of the rodents were taken, and several essential genes that modulate metabolism and thermogenesis (generation of heat) were measured. The researcher took the tissue from the legs because these tissues are significant regulators of our body temperature. With this in mind, the researchers observed that only muscle tissues in mice treated with resveratrol had increased the amount of a protein called UCP, a significant regulator of thermogenesis.

UCP is how resveratrol burns more calories

This was a novel discovery mainly because this may help explain how resveratrol treatment may contribute to increased whole-body energy dissipation; in other words, resveratrol lowers our body fat by helping our muscles dissipate it as heat. Resveratrol may become a hot way to lose weight, in the total sense, since resveratrol burns more calories than without it.

If you want to know more facts about resveratrol and other products, check out more about them (Read about resveratrol news and studies here.)


  1. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnme/2011/525094/
  2. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature05354

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