Resveratrol

One of my favorite nutrients is Resveratrol. It is a polyphenol found in the skins of grapes, peanuts and mulberries. It is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance. It promotes longevity in humans by its action on a group of survival genes called sirtuins. It vasodilates or widens arteries by increasing nitric oxide in your body.

Resveratrol inhibits free radial formation, helps prevent cancer and aids in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. It also inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol ( the so called bad cholesterol). Resveratrol inhibits platelet stickiness thus inhibiting the formation of blood clots.

Looking at the big picture, this nutrient actually promotes metabolic wellness by it’s many actions especially it’s anti-inflammatory properties. The fact that resveratrol has been shown to promote longevity makes it a nutrient that all of my metabolic wellness patients add to their regimen. Consider its actions and you will find no reason not to add resveratrol to your day.

~ Dr. Giannotto

 

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