Resveratrol is a component of red wine and has been shown to provide important health benefits, including:
Inhibition of blood clotting
Help in prevention of LDL cholesterol from depositing arterial plaque
Stimulation of an enzyme that promotes repair of DNA
Protection of heart and nerve cells
2008 research from the UK reveals another potential benefit for type 2 diabetics.
High levels of glucose cause cellular damage to the blood vessels of type 2 diabetics. Specifically, the – the mitochondria – these will become weakened, setting off a reaction that produces free radical activity. Studies show that regular exercise is the ideal way to stimulate and repair mitochondria. And along with a daily exercise regimen, a little resveratrol might help.
Resveratrol may protect damaged cells by preventing a “leakage” of electrons from the mitochondria. If you have type 2 diabetes I definitely recommend Resveratrol.
The resveratrol supplement I recommend is Resveratin (30 mg) by XYMOGEN. Order by calling 1-800-647-6100.
In addition to red wine, resveratrol can be found in red grape skins, peanuts, and some berries. Red grapes also contain anthocyanins – antioxidants that protect arteries and microcapillaries – a key benefit for patients with circulation-related health problems such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and varicose veins.