Scientists Tout Resveratrol as a Primary Nutrient for Cardio Health

Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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Scientists Tout Resveratrol as a Primary Nutrient for Cardio Health
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The limitations of Western medicine drugs to address the actual issues of cardiovascular health are significant. Sure, drugs can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and reduce stickiness of blood. Unfortunately they typically do not improve health as they do so, fail to address many of the key issues in the circulatory system that are actual causes of the problem, and pose rather serious side effects. A new European study states that nutrients such as resveratrol should be used in medicine as anti-atherosclerotic agents and should be considered as mainline treatments for cardiovascular issues.

The researchers extensively reviewed the resveratrol science as it applies to cardiovascular health. Documentation includes the reduction of inflammation within arteries, stimulation of repair factors for the lining of arteries, reduction of platelet stickiness, prevention of platelet aggregation (preventing stroke), prevention of unstable plaque development, prevention of immune cell migration to inflamed vascular system, increased production of friendly nitric oxide that helps to relax arteries, offset the impact of high blood sugar on circulatory health, prevent LDL cholesterol from being damaged, help lower cholesterol, improve antioxidant status within the heart and arteries, and increase blood flow to the brain.

No drug does any one of these actions without potentially high risk side effects, let alone has the multiple benefits that resveratrol does. Yet, resveratrol is nontoxic.

Resveratrol is an excellent cardio support nutrient and is now garnering significant worldwide attention as a main line way to help improve cardiovascular health without side effects.

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