Resveratrol is a plant compound that acts like an antioxidant. The top food sources include red wine, grapes, some berries and peanuts.
This compound tends to be concentrated mostly in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries. These parts of the grape are included in the fermentation of red wine, hence its particularly high concentration of resveratrol
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Regulates lipids metabolism: Resveratrol decreases circulating low-density lipoprotein and cholesterol via a decrease in hepatic HMG. CoA reductase (HMGR) activity and a down regulation of HMGR mRNA expression.
Increase blood supply to heart: Resveratrol increases the production of nitric oxide (NO) that causes endothelial relaxation and improves blood flow to cardiac muscles.
Insulin sensitizer: Resveratrol increase insulin sensitivity by simultaneous activation of SIRT1-AMPK pathways
Antioxidant: Decreases reactive oxygen species production in vascular endothelial cells, regulates abnormal immune response and prevents foam cell formation.
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