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Resveratrol Improves Health

Resveratrol Improves Health

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RESVERATROL IMPROVES HEALTH

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Therefore there are many things we need to be doing to be healthy, and therein lies the difficulties of staying healthy. So, is there a single miracle compound that can enhance our well-being? At the same time, simultaneously cure our afflictions that come from internal dysfunctional diseases (cancer) or infectious diseases? In light of several recent articles published, the answer is a resounding yes and provides proof of the versatility of this natural compound, resveratrol. Can we say resveratrol improves health? Yes, resveratrol's versatility in improving our health has been the reason for such intense research. [1][2]

RESVERATROL IMPROVES HEALTH BY IMPROVING AGING, FIGHTING OFF INFECTIONS, AND IMPROVING THE EFFICACY OF DRUGS IN STUDIES.

One can look at the broad range of papers published in recent weeks to conclude that resveratrol improves health. Here we present three different aspects of how resveratrol can improve our health by improving the function of our aging body, fighting off infectious pathogens, and improving the efficacy of cancer drugs.

Resveratrol improves health - muscle atrophy

Resveratrol improves health by improving aging.

In an article published in the International Immunopharmacology journal, researchers demonstrated that resveratrol supplementation prevented muscle cell atrophy (International Imunopharmacology, 2014, v19 pp. 206-213). Muscle wasting is a debilitating condition caused by various conditions such as diabetes or cancer and is typically associated with aging. In that study, the investigators demonstrated that resveratrol reverses muscle atrophy and could be used as a strategy to improve muscle mass. [3]

Resveratrol improves health by fighting off infections

In another research article, a group demonstrated how resveratrol reduced the ability of Staphylococcus aureus to bind to target cells and therefore short-circuit the [4]

Resveratrol improves health - Short circuits Staphylococcus

pathogens' ability to infect (Clinical Science, 2014, doi:10.1042/CS20130816). This is significant when you consider that Staphylococcus aureus is a top-five pathogen to be acquired in a hospital visit, the most common cause of a staph infection, and a major worldwide problem because of its antibiotic-resistance forms that lead to severe pneumonia and septicemia. But it also very significantly supports the proof of principle that resveratrol has now been shown to affect yet another deadly bacterial pathogen and aid in improving health.

 

Resveratrol improves health by improving the efficacy of drugs in studies
Resveratrol improves health - combination of doxorubicin with resveratrol
Resveratrol improves health – a combination of doxorubicin with resveratrol

And finally, a group of investigators examined the mechanisms of how resveratrol aids in the fight against cancer (Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 2014, DOI: 10.3892/etm.2014.1662). In this study, the investigators explored earlier observations in which solid tumors are drug-resistant to chemotherapeutic agents, specifically doxorubicin. The researchers demonstrated that multi-drug-resistant breast cancer cell lines treated with a combination of doxorubicin with resveratrol resulted in a reversal of resistance to the drug.

These and other studies continually show that resveratrol remains an incredibly positive and potent natural small molecule that has the promise of improving our health. While the investigations continue, there is little doubt that resveratrol will remain one of the best compounds studied in aiding our health and, thus, longevity. [5]

References:

  1. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature05354
  2. https://content.iospress.com/articles/nutrition-and-healthy-aging/nha170035
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2546476/
  4. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Monica-Oleastro/publication/298214777_Antimicrobial_properties_of_resveratrol_A_review/links/56e937c208aea51e7f3cd40c/Antimicrobial-properties-of-resveratrol-A-review.pdf
  5. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0316

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