Resveratrol is a member of plant compounds called polyphenols. Known to have a potent antioxidant property, resveratrol is a grape molecule that is believed to be helpful to people with adult type 2 diabetes.
Resveratrol is found in the grape’s skin. It is abundant in peanuts, cocoa, berries … and the American muscadine grape. In fact the muscadine is America’s strongest source of grape resveratrol.
The muscadine is America’s strongest source of grape resveratrol.
In a clinical study published by the Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute portal, experts had investigated the health benefit of this natural property way back in the early 1990s. It was found out that French people who drank red wine moderately have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease, despite heavy consumption of foods that are high in saturated fats.
In subsequent investigations, it was also shown that resveratrol has natural properties to provide cardiovascular protection, delay neurodegenerative diseases and improve glycemic control in DM-type 2.
American Diabetes Association statistics report.
In diabetes type 2 there is insufficient production of insulin in the body, making the re-uptake of the sugar in the blood difficult.
According to the 2015 diabetes report by the American Diabetes Association
almost 10% of the US population have diabetes. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes.
Over 7 million Americans have not been diagnosed. Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.
Seniors are most at risk for adult diabetes. The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed). 84 million American are at risk of diabetes. In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.
Resveratrol for diabetes Type 2 prevention.
In the published research in both animals and humans (see research links below), taking resveratrol supplement showed positive effects on the glucose and lipid metabolism.
Taking 1,000 mg/day for 45 days, according to the research, revealed that the research participants showed a significant change in their fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin concentrations and hemoglobin A1C level. Also, the good cholesterol, HDL, increased … while the bad cholesterol, LDL, decreased.
Moreover, when taking 250 mg/day of resveratrol during a three-month experiment, participants also displayed improved fasting glucose concentration, HbA1c, and blood pressure (systolic and diastolic readings).
Resveratrol can magnify the effects of a healthy lifestyle. If you decide to reduce the risk of adult diabetes by adopting a healthy lifestyle with more exercise and less sugar and carbohydrates, muscadine grapes could accelerate your program.
The American muscadine grape, resveratrol and adult diabetes.
Resveratrol is found in the muscadine grape’s skin. In fact the muscadine is America’s strongest source of grape resveratrol. Muscadinex makes a popular resveratrol health supplement.
Scientifically known as Vitis rotundifolia, the muscadine grapevine is grown in the humid southern states. North Carolina has many vineyards, and is a leader in the horticulture and viniculture of muscadine grapes.
Muscadine grapes are known to have the highest oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) at 6,800, which further strengthens its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
In conclusion, the muscadine grape can be consumed raw, as a health supplement, or fermented to make a red wine.
However, muscadine grapes are not available throughout the year - and the healthy muscadine grape skin is quite tough and not to everybody’s taste - so our Muscadinex MX1 is a healthy alternative. It contains pure, alcohol-free, muscadine skin and seed extract. We also add BioPerine® pepper extract which can boost resveratrol bioavailability by 229%.
Research studies for adult diabetes and resveratrol.
Resveratrol overview. Oregon State University. Click here.
Health benefits of the Muscadine grape. Click here.
Diabetes statistics. American Diabetes Organization. Click here.
About resveratrol health supplements. Web MD. Click here.