Resveratrol and other grape ingredients, as well as whole-grape products, have shown considerable promise in health promotion and disease management. Resveratrol is primarily found in grapes and red wine, in addition to some plants and fruits, such as peanuts, cranberries, pistachios, blueberries and bilberries. Resveratrol provides a wide range of benefits, including cardiovascular protective, antiplatelet, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, blood glucose-lowering and anticancer activities. In addition, resveratrol has also been implicated as a natural therapeutic agent with pharmacological potential in various neurodegenerative impairments including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and alcohol-induced neurodegenerative disorder. Resveratrol has been widely studied in animal and human models, both in vitro and in vivo. Resveratrol is also available as a dietary supplement.
The Many Health Benefits of Resveratrol
About the Author: Dean Smith, DC, PhD
Dean Smith, DC, PhD, husband, and father of two children, is a highly respected health and wellness authority. He is a chiropractor at Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center and a researcher and clinical professor at Miami University. Dr. Smith incorporates lifestyle intervention (exercise, nutrition, other non-drug methods) with chiropractic adjustments and other manual methods to encourage optimal wellness. He has helped countless adults and children lead a life of wellness. His research interests lie broadly in the area of human movement and coordination. He is most interested in how chiropractic, exercise and rehabilitation affect human performance. His scientific articles have been published in such journals as Human Movement Science, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Chiropractic Research Journal, Chiropractic and Osteopathy and The Open Neurology Journal. His training includes a Master’s degree in exercise science, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a PhD in brain and cognitive science with a focus on motor control and coordination. The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic has awarded him with the International Chiropractic Sport Science Diploma (ICSSD).