What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a compound found in part of plants’ defense system which is used against any known disease. This compound has long been associated with treatments on human diseases like heart problems, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
It is also the number one compound being linked with anti-aging supplements and health products since it has anti-oxidants that is known to be the key ingredient of anti-aging products.
What is the risk involved in taking this compound?
Up to the present time, the long-term effects of taking this compound are still unidentified. There is a study made on its effect on breast cancer.
As per the study, it can stimulate or increase the development of breast cancer cells. This theory was based on the fact that this compound has a chemical structure which is the same with phytoestrogen.
Contrary to this theory,some studies imply that this compound can subdue tumors but unfortunately it can also slow down the healing process.
If you are taking ‘warfarin’ (blood thinner), taking high amount of this compound is not recommended as it may increase bleeding. It could also interact with various medications which may include but not limited to HIV drugs, antihistamines and immunosuppressant.
Does it really help in losing weight?
Even if there are a lot of reports suggesting that resveratrol’s effect on weight loss are still not proven up to this date, people are still clinging to this compound. What is the truth about its effect on weight loss?
This compound can boost body muscles’ capability of glucose absorption from food which only means that more calories can get into your muscles rather than your fat cells.
Furthermore, this compound can also get in the way of fat storage. Based on these facts, you can easily say that yes it can help in trimming those fats. These may be the reasons why people profusely believe that Resveratrol can definitely help them shed excess fats.
Though this compound has shown many promising benefits on another aspect of health-related issues and many people are still using it for weight loss treatments, you still can’t trust that it will work well on your fight to losing weight.
The studies made on this compound’s ability to help in weight loss are very few. Hence, the results are still inconclusive. This fact should be enough to conclude that it may not be the best weight loss ingredient you are looking for.
Fortunately, there are other compounds and herbal extracts that you can totally depend on when it comes to weight loss treatments. However, you must do your homework and start researching the proven natural ingredients that can help in shedding off excess weight.
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