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Here are some of the benefits in resveratrol (derived from the skins of red grapes) I found in an article on care2.com (condensed).
Research shows that resveratrol (particularly when combined with soy isoflavones) works on the body to assist with weight loss efforts.
In research, resveratrol demonstrated the ability to improve the dilation of blood vessels, which may allow blood to flow more easily through blood vessels. Relaxes the walls of the blood vessels, making their diameter larger, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Mop Up Brain Damaging Plaques
Studies at the University of Switzerland proved resveratrol’s brain-protecting ability. They found that resveratrol mopped up brain-damaging plaques and free radicals, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
In a British study, students given resveratrol increased blood flow to their brains by 200 percent. Scientists believe resveratrol can help speed our mental responses.
Protect Your Skin from Cancer
In numerous studies, resveratrol has had a positive effect on cancer. Research also shows that resveratrol protects the skin from damaging UVB rays of the sun, thereby protecting it against skin cancer.
Protect Your Body from Radiation
Protects the body against radiation therapy when used as an adjunct to radiation treatment of cancer.
Turn On Your Longevity Gene
Activates the human gene for survival and longevity.
Prediabetics given resveratrol had a 10 percent drop in blood sugar levels, according to research by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Turn Down Inflammation
Anti-inflammatory, which may be one of the reasons it may be effective for heart disease.
Supports Muscle Recovery
As a potent antioxidant, it supports the cells and organs in eliminating uric acid and other toxins from the body, supporting muscle recovery for athletes.