icon
Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members

Antioxidant Found in Wine May Improve Vascular Function

Researchers at the University of South Australia recently found that supplements containing the powerful antioxidant in wine called resveratrol may improve vascular function, leading to improvements in cardiovascular health.

Their findings were published in the September 2010 issue of the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.

19 overweight participants were given supplements containing 30, 90 and 270 mg of resveratrol or a placebo for the study. They consumed three doses of each supplement at weekly intervals. One hour after consumption, plasma resveratrol and flow-mediated dilation were measured.

The researchers observed increases in blood levels of resveratrol when the participants were given the resveratrol supplements, showing bioavailability. These increases were then shown to improve flow-mediated dilation which is a marker of blood vessel function and cardiovascular health.

Wine has been linked to numerous health benefits over the years and this study further backs evidence that suggests these benefits are at least in part due to the high resveratrol content of wine.

These previous studies have found that 1-2 glasses of red wine a night These include increasing energy levels, regulating blood glucose levels in diabetics, better brain health, lower risk of lung cancer, improving metabolism, and improved liver function.

Of course, it is important not to get carried away because the negative effects of heavy drinking can quickly overcome the potential benefits. If you are not a big drinker or you are worried about the health risks of overdoing it, these findings show that similar benefits may be achievable with a resveratrol supplement.
Previous article Sesame Oil May Help Support Cognitive Function

Related Posts

High-Dose Omega-3 Supplementation May Help Protect Against Head Trauma
High-Dose Omega-3 Supplementation May Help Protect Against Head Trauma
Repeated incidences of repetitive subconcussive head impacts have been l...
Read More
DASH Diet and Exercise May Help Improve Resistant Hypertension
DASH Diet and Exercise May Help Improve Resistant Hypertension
Resistant hypertension refers to high blood pressure that does not respo...
Read More
Buildup of Tau In Brain Effective Predictor of Cognitive Decline Progression
Buildup of Tau In Brain Effective Predictor of Cognitive Decline Progression
Plaque forms in the brain when protein pieces called beta-amyloid clump ...
Read More
Stay up to date with Health News you can use!
×