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Resveratrol Improves Health

Resveratrol improves health
Resveratrol improves health

Resveratrol improves health

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 that we need to be doing to truly be healthy and therein lays the difficulties of staying healthy. So one can ask the question, is there a single miracle compound that can enhance our well-being while simultaneously cure our afflictions that come from internal dysfunctional diseases (cancer) or infectious diseases? In light of a number of 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, the resveratrol versatility at improving our health has been the reason for such intense research.

Resveratrol improves health by improving aging, fighting off infections and improving the efficacy of drugs in studies.

One can just look at the broad range of papers published in recent weeks to make the conclusion 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.

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Resveratrol improves health - muscle atrophy

Resveratrol improves health – muscle atrophy

Resveratrol improves health by improving aging

In an article published in the International Imunopharmacology journal, a group of 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 reverse muscle atrophy and could be used as a strategy to improve muscle mass.

 

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

Resveratrol improves health - Short circuits Staphylococcus

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 a staph infection and a major worldwide problem because of its antibiotic-resistance forms that leads to severe pneumonias and septicemia. But also very significantly is support for the proof of principle that resveratrol has now been shown to affect yet another deadly bacterial pathogen and aide at improving or health.

 

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

Resveratrol improves health – combination of doxorubicin with resveratrol

And finally, a group of investigators were examining 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 in this study 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 studies continue, there is little doubt that resveratrol will remain as one of the single best compounds studied in aiding our health and thus longevity.

 

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