“Plyometric exercises combined with suitable resveratrol supplementation can help control muscle damage, improve physical adaption, and boost recovering anaerobic capacity, research has concluded.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]
A polyphenol found in very high concentrations in grapes, red wine and purple grape juice, resveratrol is commonly known for its anti-aging properties. In addition, there is now increasing evidence that it has beneficial anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, and anti-hypertensive actions.
The anticancer properties of resveratrol are attributed to its selective actions on killing cancer cells and reducing the growth of blood vessels to tumors. Moreover, by inhibiting collagen-destroying matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzymes, resveratrol also has anti-metastatic properties.
Resveratrol has also been shown to improve whole body glucose tolerance and delay insulin resistance. Both of these mechanisms are important for its anti-diabetes potential. Resveratrol makes pancreatic cells more sensitive to available insulin and increases the breakdown of glucose by the cells without increasing their insulin requirements.
Researchers have additionally found the antioxidant properties of resveratrol to be helpful in promoting heart health. Towards this goal it helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol, and prevents the formation of blood clots.
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