Reseveratrol bone effects Found in red wine, red grapes, knotweed , mulberries and cranberries, reseveratrol may be useful for those wanting to increase our bone density.
The early studies of reseveratrol were for its cardio effects. Researchers had been studying populations in France whose diet was high fat but who had a low incidence of heart disease. They finally decided that there was something in the red wine the inhabitants drank regularly. When they did the chemical analysis, they decided that reseveratrol was the beneficial substance.
More scientific studies followed and the confirmed the positive cardio effects. Then researchers began studying itseffect on cancer and they found that yes, reseveatrol appeared to interfere with the growth of some cancer cells.
The studies on bone came next.
In 2001 the journal Drugs under experimental and clinical research published a study, "Benefits of resveratrol in women's health" by Researchers at Creigton University in USA. This study stated positive Reseveratrol bone effects and the researchers concluded it might be a better alternative than Hormone Replacement Therapy for women's cardiac and osteoporosis protection.
In 2002 researchers in Japan published an study about Reseveratrol bone effects. They said: "Our present study is the first to demonstrate that reseveratrol directly stimulates cell proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts." This was important news! Remember that your Osteoblasts are the cells that build new bone. We know that Osteoblasts become less active in both women and men as we age and that is one reason for the development of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.
In July 2008 a study was published in Cell Metabolism in which researchers had examined the effect of this supplement on groups mice fed diets of various caloric quantities. As expected the study showed positive cardio vascular effects for the supplement. What was more surprising was that it also seemed to have other positive health benefits - including stronger bones. "Treated mice tended to have better bone health, as measured by thickness, volume, mineral content and density, and bending stiffness compared to the non-treated control group." and "Resveratrol enhanced balance and motor coordination in aged animals. Scientists found significant improvement in performance at 21 and 24 months versus 15 months in the resveratrol-treated mice but not in the untreated mice." NIH.gov July 2008
In September 2014 a study of fracture healing used Polycaprolactone scaffolding to provide continued release of reseveratrol and found that the process increased "the therapeutic potential in bone tissue engineering" Click to read this full study of Reserveratrol bone effects.
There are a number of companies that sell this product. If you have a cardiac condition, it might be wise to let your health care provider know that you plan to take it because research has shown the it can be of use in any plan to rebuild bone - as well as having beneficial cardiac effects.
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