Resveratrol, your friendly red wine component, has been attributed to all sorts of wonderful things like protection from free radical damage and antioxidant properties to anti-inflammatory properties and health benefits. Resveratrol is usually found in red wine and in the skin of red grapes and it is commonly derived from a plant called Japanese knotsweed as well. Previous studies have already found Resveratrol to offer all sorts of health benefits. Vine Vera reviewed one study that was conducted in the year 2012 which showed that Resveratrol helped in balancing issues when administered in a group of mice. Another study that was conducted in the year 2011 also showed that Resveratrol countered the effects of inability and helped the body to stay physically active. Other studies on Resveratrol have found that the compound works wonders in protecting the body from obesity and also reduces the risks of blood clotting. It now seems that Resveratrol might also be beneficial in helping patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This revelation was made by a group of researchers in a review that was published in the Molecular Nutrition and Food Research Journal. According to this review, Resveratrol was found to be extremely effective in treating the Type 2 diabetes mellitus in animal models. The evidence from the study also suggests that Resveratrol might actually benefit Type 2 diabetes as well. This review that was conducted by the researchers is actually based on a group of studies that examined a total of 196 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. These studies had found Resveatrol to act as an adjunct to pharmaceutical intervention of the Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The studies had also shown Resveratrol to be very effective in lowering hemoglobin A1c, systolic blood pressure and creatinine concentrations.
That being said, the studies didn’t find Resveratrol to have an effect on low density lipoprotein cholesterol, fasting glucose, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, diastolic blood pressure, triglycerides, insulin and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance. The studies didn’t find any adverse effects of Resveratrol in the Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients either.
Vine Vera reviewed another study that was published in the Natural Medicine Journal. The researchers associated with this study used a placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to examine the effects of Resveratrol in lowering the blood glucose and its related outcomes. The trial focused on 66 participants (33 men and 33 women) who had Type 2 diabetes. All subjects were assigned to receive 500mg of Resveratrol or placebo tablets for a period of 45 days. Once the outcomes were assessed, it was determined that Resveratrol treatments significantly decreased the systolic blood pressure, the fasting blood glucose, insulin as well as hemoglobin Ac1. No adverse effects of Resveratrol administration were found.
Moreover, Resveratrol is also known to help in preventing insulin resistance, a condition that makes the body less sensitive to the effects of insulin. Insulin resistance has already been termed as a precursor to diabetes. A number of rodent studies further confirmed that Resveratrol can help against the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle and bring about an increased longevity. Mice with a high-calorie diet actually managed to live longer after being given Resveratrol supplements.