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Resveratrol Shows Potential As SARS-Cov-2 Antiviral, Study Finds


“PA recent study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research reveals that resveratrol can inhibit the replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).” [Source:]


Resveratrol is a polyphenol that is present in very high concentrations in grapes, red wine and purple grape juice, and in smaller amounts in peanuts, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and dark chocolate.

Commonly known for its anti-aging actions, most of the anti-aging properties of resveratrol can be attributed to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. It is also proven to have anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, and anti-hypertensive actions.

Scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have studied the anti-cancer properties of resveratrol and other phytobiological compounds in fibrosarcoma, a highly aggressive cancer of connective tissue. The specific combination of plant-derived compounds they used reduced cancer cell growth by 80 percent, induced cancer cell death (apoptosis), and inhibited the secretion of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzymes. MMPs are known to digest collagen and are associated with the spread of cancer (metastasis).

To learn more about resveratrol, see this article on our website.