Resveratrol is Good for the Heart Long-Term

Have you been taking your BioRevive for at least a year? Your heart should thank you, suggest researchers from Spain. They found that resveratrol improved cardiovascular health in what was perhaps the longest study in humans to date.

The study, published in The American Journal of Cardiology, randomized 75 people already taking statins for cardiovascular disease prevention and gave them one of the following for three months: a grape extract supplement containing 8 milligrams resveratrol, a grape extract supplement without resveratrol, or a placebo. After the initial six months, the doses in all groups were doubled.

The study showed a significant 26 percent drop in C-reactive protein levels in the resveratrol group only, while the other two groups saw no change. C-reactive protein, a well-known marker for cardiovascular risk, wasn’t alone in its reduction. Additional markers such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) improved in the resveratrol group. In addition, the levels of the interleukin-10, a cardioprotective signaling protein, was increased by 20 percent. The researchers observed no significant differences in the two groups not taking resveratrol.

No stranger to publicity touting its health benefits, resveratrol is the bioactive compound in grapes and red wine that is a heavily studied phytochemical. It first rose to the attention of researchers because of its association with the ‘French Paradox,’ or the low occurrence of obesity and heart disease among the French despite a diet high in fat and a good deal of wine.

Previous studies performed on resveratrol have already established it as being beneficial for brain health, fat loss, and acting as a calorie-restriction mimetic in reducing the effects of aging (in higher doses than in this study). The results from this study round out the building evidence of the health effects of resveratrol and point to its heart-protective capabilities.

Want to make sure you get enough resveratrol for your heart? Drinking copious amounts of red wine is probably not a good solution, should your liver have anything to say about it. BioRevive is definitely the better choice, as it provides potent doses of naturally sourced resveratrol (500 mg), vitamin D3 (800 IU) and other amino acids & antioxidants.

Reference: Tome-Carneiro J, Gonzalvez M, Larrosa M et al. One-Year Consumption of a Grape Nutraceutical Containing Resveratrol Improves the Inflammatory and Fibrinolytic Status of Patients in Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Cardiol 23 April 2012. doi: 10.1016.j.amjcard.2012.03.030

Original article by Isagenix

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