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    Default Resveratrol Supplements May Not Be As Beneficial As We Think

    Dr Michael Greger
    June 7 2017

    If one searches the Internet for anti-aging interventions, a vast array of techniques are offered, from starvation regimes to dietary supplements and growth hormones. All are for sale, but none so far have been proven as the magic bullet, despite exorbitant claims on many of the websites.” Resveratrol is one supplement you’ll likely come across, a component of red wine that gained notoriety as a possible explanation for the so-called French Paradox, which turned out to be not so paradoxical after all.

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    Default Re: Resveratrol Supplements May Not Be As Beneficial As We Think

    I never had the impression that resveratrol was particularly effective at anything.
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    Default Re: Resveratrol Supplements May Not Be As Beneficial As We Think

    One doctor in particular has heavily promoted this supplement. Of course, the fact that he sells it may have something to do with it!

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    Resveratrol reduces glycation, which happens when glucose attaches to protein and lipid molecules in the body. Glycation is a normal process and happens all the time. But, when glucose is constantly high, the glycation process is accelerated and Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) are being constantly formed. Most diabetic complications are the result of AGEs. The A1C test, for example, measures the amount of glucose that has attached to the hemoglobin (a protein) of the red blood cells, which live an average of 120 days. A number of studies show resveratrol is effective in inhibiting AGEs. When fasting blood sugar levels are above 90, AGE formation is accelerated in the body. Anti-glycation and anti-AGE nutrients like, resveratrol, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitmains B6 & D3, grape seed extract, and benfotiamine (a special form of vitamin B1) all help to inhibit glycation and AGE formation. There are a number of studies attesting to the benefits of resveratrol on glycation. Here's one published on NIH's PubMed website:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27596404

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    This interests me as a diabetic. Also, this is the first time anyone has explained glycation and AGEs in a way I understand. Thank you for that, Mr. Wizard.
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    Yes, the A1c test is all about glycation. The A1c test specifically measures the percentage of hemoglobin (the protein of the red blood cells) that is coated with sugar, or glucose. Said another way, the A1c test measures the percentage of hemoglobin that is glycated. The results are expressed as a percentage, e.g. 5.0, 5.7, 6.5, etc. I remember your A1c number being down around 5, which is fantastic. That's normal range for people who aren't diabetic.

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    Then I'll continue to enjoy my dry red wine!
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    I forgot to mention one of the most important anti-glycation nutrients.....carnosine. In addition to resveratrol and the other anti-glycation nutrients listed in my post above, carnosine is, or L-carnosine, is very effective in inhibiting glycation and AGEs. Although some refer to carnosine as an amino acid, it is actually a deipeptide, meaning it is made of two different amino acids-- beta alanine and histidine. Carnosine is found mainly in animal sources: turkey, chicken, and beef.

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    Thank you, Mr Wizard. Carnosine also is known for its effects in soothing an irritated digestive system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    Carnosine is found mainly in animal sources: turkey, chicken, and beef.
    Not in pork or lamb? I eat a lot of those (along with chicken, beef, deer & moose) but not much turkey.
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    @Islander: Great question!! Pork and lamb are actually comparatively high in carnosine. For example, Pork loin and shoulder = 466 mg. per 100 gram; Leg of lamb = 190 mg. per 100 gram; compared to beef angus = 370 mg. Also, venison = 330 mg. per 100 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurya View Post
    Thank you, Mr Wizard. Carnosine also is known for its effects in soothing an irritated digestive system.
    Maurya, I did not know carnosine is beneficial for an irritated digestive system. Makes sense because it is also anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-glycating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    Pork loin and shoulder = 466 mg. per 100 gram...
    Wow. So I'm eating high off the hog! (Maybe not everyone here knows that I raise 4 organic pastured freezer pigs and 60 organic free-range broilers every summer). Yep, I eat a lot of fine ham & bacon!
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    I think NMN with resveratrol is the more benifial. I am taking HerbalCart's NMN supplment with resveratrol I felt results immediately. I feel healthier. I have more energy. I literally can’t wait to wake up in the morning so I can take it. I would like to recommend this product to anyone.

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    Promoting a product is spamming, sandrajrwilliams. Delete the sales pitch in 24 hours or lose your membership here.
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