Views: 3 Author: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd. Publish Time: 2020-07-01 Origin: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd.
A study published in the Medical Research Archives showed that resveratrol can improve the quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis. Studies indicate that patients with ulcerative colitis can benefit from the plant compounds found in red wine and chocolate.
As a chronic disease, ulcerative colitis affects the inner wall of the large intestine. In particular, it causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) to appear in the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis gradually develops and will get worse over time. Although signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity and location of inflammation, some recognized symptoms of ulcerative colitis include:
Bloody diarrhea, sometimes with pus, abdominal pain and cramps, rectal pain, an urgent feeling of defecation, but unable to defecate, fatigue, fever. Patients with ulcerative colitis usually have a remission period after the symptoms disappear. These may last for weeks or even years. Inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease-affects 1.3% of adults in the United States. Resveratrol supplementation can improve the quality of life and help control the symptoms of ulcerative colitis
In their study, researchers from Iran studied whether resveratrol supplementation can improve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. A total of 50 patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis received resveratrol capsules for 6 weeks. The researchers found that resveratrol supplementation can greatly reduce the biomarkers of inflammation and clinical colitis.
The researchers wrote in the report: "Our results show that supplementation with 500 mg of resveratrol for 6 weeks can improve quality of life and disease clinical colitis activity at least in part by reducing inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis."
Benefits of resveratrol
Resveratrol is mainly found in the skin and seeds of grapes and other berries. Many people know that resveratrol is a heart-healthy compound in red wine. However, resveratrol can improve people's health in other ways.
Raise cholesterol levels
Multiple studies have shown that resveratrol can reduce total cholesterol levels and improve HDL cholesterol levels. The compound also lowered the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Lower blood pressure
The antioxidant properties of resveratrol make it a promising supplement for patients with hypertension. Earlier reviews found that high doses of resveratrol can reduce arterial pressure. The vasodilation properties of resveratrol have also been studied.
It protects the brain.
Multiple studies have shown that drinking red wine can help slow down age-related cognitive decline, partly because resveratrol has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The compound also interferes with β-amyloid protein, which is involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
It increases insulin sensitivity.
Supplementing resveratrol can benefit people with diabetes. Some of the benefits associated with this compound include increased insulin sensitivity and prevention of complications. Resveratrol can also inhibit enzymes to convert glucose to sorbitol, thereby damaging the cells of diabetic patients.