Clinical studies have shown that resveratrol sustains the cardiovascular function. The components of resveratrol are mixtures of alcohol free red wine extract, natural resveratrol, and polyphenols which are natural ingredients for the protection of the cardiovascular system.
What are the health benefits of polygonum cuspidatum resveratrol with regards to atherosclerosis?
One of the most contributory factors of having cardiovascular ailments is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of components in the arteries and lipids over the years, hence, it is considered as a progressive disease. Based on medical studies, resveratrol has natural phytopolyphenol ingredient that has the ability to lessen cardiovascular diseases.
We will discuss in this review the helpful benefits of resveratrol on the initial and progression stage of atherosclerosis such as the following:
- Control of vasodilator and production of vasoconstrictor (blood pressure);
- Reduction of oxidative stress or generation of reactive oxygen species;
- Anti-swelling properties;
- Anti-clotting or anti-platelet components; and
- Its capabilities to slow down the further development and complications brought by atherosclerosis.
The regular use of resveratrol will prevent further damage in the vascular system by assisting the cells to produce productive enzymes. These productive enzymes will in turn stop the electrons from leaking and prevent the manufacture of toxic free radicals.
Natural resveratrol is normally present in grape seeds but it can also be found in red wines, peanuts, and seeds. Another good source of natural resveratrol is the Japanese Knotweed or commonly known as Fallopia japonica which is native to eastern Asian countries like Korea, China, and Japan. The breeding of the plant in Europe and North America proved to be successful. However, this is included as part of the invasive species or weed in other countries and listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species in the world by the World Conservation Union.
The constant use of natural resveratrol is beneficial to people suffering from diabetes. Its compounds can block the detrimental effect of glucose which is often the cause of life threatening complications. Further, it is an effective food supplement in the avoidance of vascular damage due to hyperglycemia.