What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenol that has been detected in more than 70 plant species – in a variety of seeds and grapes’ skin and even in red wine and other foods. Scientific research suggests that resveratrol health benefits are:
- antitumor ant antiangiogenesis
- cardioprotective and vasorexanant
- and more.
Antioxidative potential of Resveratrol supplements
Scientific research mostly highlights Resveratrol’s antioxidative properties. Due to resveratrol solubility and chemical structure, Resveratrol can efficiently scavenge reactive oxygen species like hydroxyl and hydroperoxy radicals. Removal of these reactive molecules can be employed minimization or even prevention of toxic by-product formation from lipids used in pharmaceutical products. This results in prolonged shelf-life and maintained nutritional quality.
Furthermore, Resveratrol powder and other supplement forms have been studied for their cell protective effect. Research proves that applying Resveratrol can reduce oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species and UV light. This is achieved not only by direct interaction with reactive species but also by promoting several antioxidative cell pathways.
Resveratrol anticancer properties
Scientists believe that Resveratrol could be a potential treatment as an anticancer agent as it possesses antitumor activity. Positive effects have been proved on lab cell cultures as well as in animal studies. Resveratrol can inhibit several processes in tumor formation and maturation. Moreover, Resveratrol could also be used as a side drug, as a chemotherapeutic drug, as it possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Scientific research has found that Resveratrol could be a treatment for several targets. Positive effects have been observed in the case of cervical carcinoma and pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, processes like induction of apoptosis, autophagy and mitotic death of cancer cells, inhibition of angiogenesis and increasing oxidative stress in cancer tissue can benefit any cancer treatment.
In breast cancer treatment, Resveratrol has been studied as a therapeutic and preventative agent. Resveratrol was able to reverse drug resistance and sensitize cancer cells for other, more potent anti-cancer drugs. Similar effects have been observed in pancreatic cancer.
In general, resveratrol could be used as:
- reduce cancer cell volume by inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis
- an adjuvant in chemotherapy
- as a cancer cell sensitizing agent
- as a prevention tool for cancer-prone people
- as a protective agent in radiotherapy
Protecting your heart and improving cardiovascular health
Resveratrol benefits for cardiovascular health have been observed for patients especially for people with diabetes. Resveratrol was able to:
- preserve the functional ability of cardiac stem cell compartments
- improve the cardiac environment by reducing inflammation and more
- beneficial effects in case of heart failure – improved left ventricle function
- improved calcium signaling pathways
Furthermore, due to antioxidative effects, Resveratrol is able to preserve healthy lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, possibly preventing thrombosis and problems related to it.
In general, the use of Resveratrol showed improvement in cardiovascular function by reducing myocardial ischemia and atherosclerosis.
As we mentioned here, a lot of positive effects above are attributed to antioxidant and anti-inflammation activity and can be linked to even more. Resveratrol is able to induce many signaling pathways for the development of inflammation and pathways that are responsible for other body responses. Also, neuroprotective effects are linked to Resveratrol in the case of Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s diseases. Resveratrol can also be attributed to antimicrobial and antiviral activity.
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