Reverse the toxic side effects of estrogen with resveratrol
A recent study published in the American Journal of Physiology has suggested that resveratrol, an antioxidant found within fruits and grapes such as the muscadine, could be useful at preventing damage to the brain from over-exposure to the hormone estrogen.
Over exposure of estrogen can be a problem for women as it can cause the build up of a compound called superoxide in an area of the brain called the rostral ventrolateral medulla, which is responsible for blood pressure and heart regulation.
The two-phase study was conducted on rats in which they were firstly injected with enough estrogen to create the build up of superoxide in the rostral ventrolateral medulla. The second phase of the study, after estrogen exposure had been established, was to split the rats into groups. One group had resveratrol supplemented to their diet and after 90 days the rats were analyzed.
The group of rats that had resveratrol in their diets were found to have significantly lower blood pressure levels plus the toxic superoxide build-up in the brain was found to have dropped.
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring phytoalexin found in many plants and berries – such as the muscadine – and acts as the plant’s immune system which is activated when under attack from pathogens. Resveratrol started to gain popularity after Dr Sinclair of Harvard published his paper in Nature on how resveratrol could be used to increase the lifespan of yeast. Since then there have been many studies conducted, highlighting the many applications of resveratrol.
Mary Green, spokesperson for resveratrol firm Muscadinex, commented: “It’s encouraging to see positive results to this study as estrogen build up is something that can affect a lot of women. It will be good to see a human study with positive results using resveratrol as this could benefit millions. We believe in the power of resveratrol and that is why we have developed a pure muscadine grape seed extract called Muscadinex that is rich in resveratrol, quercetin and ellagic acid.”
Muscadinex is developed from pure North Carolina muscadine grapes. The muscadines used have two extra chromosomes than European wine grapes, giving the extract more beneficial antioxidant properties.
Most polyphenol supplements give a large dose of just one isolated and processed molecule. But because Muscadinex is made only from fresh Muscadine grape seeds, you get a full spectrum of polyphenols, antioxidants and bio-flavonoids; including quercetin and ellagic acid, both noted for working in synergy with resveratrol.
Mary Green continued: “Muscadinex ingredients are designed to work in synergy and to spearhead the causes of illness head on. If you are looking for an-all-in one antioxidant then Muscadinex contains a full range of beneficial polyphenols that can strenghten the immune system and help combat age-related illnesses.”
To read more about Muscadinex and resveratrol please visit http://www.muscadinex.com/product/muscadinex/
Muscadinex is a 100% natural extract of all American muscadine grape seed. The product is harvested and bottled in FDA inspected facilities on the farm in North Carolina. Each Muscadinex capsule contains 650mg of extract, containing the natural proportions of resveratrol, ellagic acid, quercetin and 100 other polyphenols. There are no additives or fillers.
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- Ellagic Acid From Muscadine Grapes Can Combat Oxidative Stress in Diabetic Rats - September 29th, 2011
- Resveratrol and Quercetin Can Help With Obesity and Osteoperosis - September 23rd, 2011
- Resveratrol Can Combat Metabolic Syndrome - September 8th, 2011
- Resveratrol and ellagic acid are successful at combating skin cancer when combined - September 2nd, 2011
- Could Resveratrol Help Combat Breast Cancer - August 23rd, 2011