Resveratrol May Help Colitis

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

A recent study out of Spain has found that mice with colitis that were given the equivalent of 30 mg of resveratrol experienced a reduction of inflammation and even reduced mortality by 40%, when compared with a control group that had colitis and did not receive resveratrol. Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol, is found in a large number of fruits and vegetables and is abundant in grapes and red wines. Recent studies looking at the benefits of resveratrol have reported anti-cancer effects, anti-inflammatory effects, cardiovascular benefits, anti-diabetes potential, energy endurance enhancement, and protection against Alzheimer's. The also found that all of the resveratrol-fed animals survived and finished the treatment while animals fed with a standard diet showed a mortality of 40%. Although the mechanism behind the reduction of mortality wasn't clear, they believed that resveratrol's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious properties may have played a role. For more information on resveratrol, contact Village Green Apothecary at 1-800-869-9159.