The Many Benefits Of Resveratrol
There may be many benefits of resveratrol, but one that you might find very interesting is that it acts as a ‘calorie restriction mimetic’. If you’re not sure what that means, you can learn about it in this article.
For many years, researchers have known that restricting caloric intake in laboratory animals increased their lifespan. Whether the same effect would be seen in humans has been an area of interest for quite some time and, if so, what the beneficial effects were due to.
Recently, a small study was conducted using human volunteers.
They followed a diet that provided 10-25% fewer calories than the average Western diet for a period of 3-15 years.
There is no way to determine if the diet increased the participants’ lifespan, but the health benefits were obvious. They included reduced BMI, very low LDL cholesterol levels, high HDL (good) cholesterol levels, very low triglyceride levels, low blood pressure, very healthy blood glucose levels and low levels of C – reactive protein, a predictor of heart disease.
The benefits of resveratrol and other calorie restriction mimetics could be all of these. They might also allow you to live a longer, healthier life.
There are negative effects of an extremely low calorie diet including nutritional deficiencies, muscle wasting, weakness, dizziness, lethargy, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, gall stones, irritability and depression. All of these drawbacks were noted by participants in the study mentioned above.
But, we believe that it may be possible to get the positive effects, without the negative ones, by taking nutrients and other supplements that have the same effects as a calorie restricted diet. We call those things mimetics, because they ‘mimic’ the positive effects seen in caloric restriction.
The benefits of resveratrol that have been seen in animal studies include healthier glucose, triglyceride, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This is why some researchers believe that resveratrol explains the lower incidence of heart disease that is seen in regular red wine drinkers. High glucose, triglyceride, cholesterol and blood pressure levels are hard on the heart.
Nutritional deficiencies will not extend your lifespan and will cause many health problems. Even deficiencies in the common vitamin D3 have been linked to heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Nutritional deficiencies are on the rise in the US, despite the increasing number of overweight people.
You can get the benefits of resveratrol and reduce your risk of nutritional deficiencies by taking a totally balance multi-nutritional supplement on a daily basis. The best ones contain appropriate amounts of resveratrol along with over 70 other important nutrients and extracts, many of which are calorie restriction mimetics.
The supplements were specifically developed in an effort to help people like you and I live longer, healthier lives. The ingredients are all natural, which is unusual, because most supplement companies use synthetic vitamins. They’re cheaper, but not as effective. We can only hope that the long term benefits of resveratrol will be realized in our lives, but there are some benefits that we have seen immediately. If you have a minute to spare, please take a look at my website now.
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