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Resveratrol may slow Brain Aging

Resveratrol may Slow Brain Aging

Resveratrol is a  polyphenol  compound which is designed to    increase the lifespan of plants through disease resistance. An antioxidant compound found in grape skins and dark chocolate, It has been studied by scientist to determine if it has the same effect on humans.

New studies show that resveratrol works in a similar way to metformin, a drug often prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes, because it helps preserve muscle fibres that break down during the aging process. It may also protect the neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) in between neurons which are known as synapses. Synapses are important for movement because they relay motor commands from neurons in your spinal cord to your muscles.

Resveratrol is a powerful compound for inflammation and may help prevent cancer, numerous neurodegenerative diseases and possibly depression while improving learning and memory.

So how do you get it? Drinking red wine is not the answer as you would have to consume a large amount of alcohol and by that time you would be causing considerable damage to your health anyway. As Alcohol speeds up deterioration of thinking skills and can cause brain damage. Too much  long time alcohol consumption is linked to several cancers, heart disease, stroke and liver disease.

One way to get access to the benefits of resveratrol is by eating muscadine grapes, which contain the highest concentration among any foods and is found in the  skin.  Mulberries and blueberries are other good sources. Make sure you limit your intake to one-half cup per day, because fruit also contains fructose. A whole food resveratrol supplement containing bits of muscadine grape skin is another option.