What are the Benefits, Side Effects, and Uses of Resveratrol?

A study published in the MDPI journal Biomedicines in 2018 looked at the pros and cons of Resveratrol. Resveratrol has a wide range of beneficial properties; it is cardioprotective, an antioxidant, neuroprotective, has anti-cancer activities, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, its hydrophobic nature gives it limited bioavailability resulting from its poor water solubility. Resveratrol has not been found to have any side effects but this may depend on the dosage. Resveratrol can effectively­­­­ help with a number of conditions. Its neuroprotective properties can help with various neurogenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and PD. Although Resveratrol’s benefits are well documented some studies have shown that it may behave as a pro-oxidizing agent, thus it may also have implications in the pathology of several diseases.

Source: Resveratrol: A Double-Edged Sword in Health Benefits

Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease

A review by Caldwell B. Esselstyn published in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology in 2017 covered the connection between a plant-based diet and coronary artery disease. Caldwell states that in ignoring diet as a cause of CVD there is no hope for a cure as patients continue to consume the foods that destroy them. He discusses studies conducted using WFPBN in patients ill with CAD. The results showed that WFPBN can halt and reverse CVD. In summary, current palliative cardiovascular medicine consisting of drugs, stents, and bypass surgery cannot cure or halt the vascular disease epidemic and is financially unsustainable. WFPB can restore the ability of endothelial cells to produce nitric oxide, which can halt and reverse disease without morbidity, mortality, or added expense.

Source: A plant-based diet and coronary artery disease: a mandate for effective therapy – Coldwell

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