There are an increasing amount of people who are resorting to natural compounds in their quest to be free from ailments, and resveratrol seems to be one of the products that appeal to many. Resveratrol is known to have a slowing down effect on a whole spectrum of illnesses and life-changing conditions from cardiovascular disease to negative conditions linked to menopause.
Resveratrol is known to be naturally produced by certain plant species, especially when they are under attack by fungi or bacteria. It is also present in varying quantities, within the skin of red grapes, and therefore present in red wine. It is no wonder that the French people are so obsessed with red wines, because they obviously know more than others about the virtues of the product. Modern technology has now made its inroad to this highly acclaimed compound and scientists have been known to produce it by chemical synthesis i.e. within the laboratory.
Beyond the fact that resveratrol provides proven protection to the cardiovascular system, additional evidence seems to confirm that it has a great influence in arresting cancerous growth. The onset of cancer is usually progressive and goes through three very distinct stages. This entails the initiation of the tumor, promotion or growth and then finally the rapid spread, which is usually terminal. The ability of resveratrol to fight against cancer is based on the fact that it acts like a gatekeeper and refuses to allow the unauthorized spread of the disease to other parts of the body.
Some doctors are even opting to combine resveratrol with chemotherapeutic treatment to either speed up treatment or simply extend the use of both conventional and natural methods. There is no doubt that as the knowledge database increases, so will the ability of the medical fraternity be enhanced by trying out resveratrol with other medication as well.
There is already some evidence to suggest that the oral intake of resveratrol provides protection against multiple illnesses, and even stress. Based on the aforementioned, it is safe to say that a reduction in stress will lead to a better quality of life and an extension of a person's lifespan. The more recent results in relation to other beneficial effects on the body, indicates an improvement in aging related ailments like resistance to insulin, and obesity that is due to incorrect nutrition and malfunctioning metabolism.
In reference to fats and oils in food, the exposure to air can lead to rapid deterioration due to the process of oxidation. Resveratrol has been proven to have very strong antioxidant properties and this is highly beneficial when ingesting food that was unknowingly prepared with substances that are on the verge of becoming rancid. Deep fried fish and chips from fast food outlets is known to fall in this category.
Resveratrol has more than proven itself to be the natural wonder product that it is made out to be, and cannot be seen as just another fad or medical hype that is here today and gone tomorrow. It is indeed a well recognized natural product that if used correctly, will lead to better health.
By Gabriel Carter
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