Resveratrol May Replace Aspirin As Heart Protector; Longevinex(R) First Branded Resveratrol Pill Successfully Tested During Experimental Heart Attack
With the realization that half of the people experiencing a sudden mortal
heart attack were taking aspirin on the day of their demise, researchers have
begun to search for a more reliable alternative, and they may have found it
in a red wine molecule called resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl).
Researchers at the
animals and found resveratrol significantly reduces damage to heart muscle.
Scarring and fibrosis were limited and the animals survived an otherwise
Resveratrol may provoke a pre-conditioning effect whereby antioxidant
defenses in the heart are switched on prior to a heart attack, therefore
limiting damage to heart muscle should such an event occur.
The dosage of resveratrol is critical in producing the pre-conditioning
effect – researchers found the human equivalent dosage of 175-350 milligrams
reduced damage to the heart during a heart attack, while ten times greater
dose (1750-3500 mg) increased the area of damaged cardiac tissue.
A branded resveratrol pill, Longevinex(R) (www.longevinex.com) , was
found to afford the same level of protection at a much lower dose – 100
milligrams of resveratrol, which may be due to its micronized,
micronencapsulated delivery system and combination with other antioxidants
(quercetin, rice bran, vitamin D and ferulic acid).
Since resveratrol also thins the blood and inhibits clots that form in
coronary arteries in a similar fashion to aspirin, and exhibits other
beneficial properties, such as anti-adhesion factors that inhibit plaque from
sticking to artery walls, it may be superior to aspirin.
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