Nutritional supplements

Has anyone had tried or had any results from supplements such as:
L acetyl cysteine to produce glutathione and taurine. Helps fight free radical damage. Breaks down toxic chemicals in body
L acetyl Carnitine - reduce oxydative stress.
R+ alpha LipoicAcid protect mitochondria from free radicals.

Here's something that I'm reading on Resveratrol...

Is found in red wine, grape juice, and in supplement form:


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Resveratrol: What it Is, and Why The Hype

3 days ago by Dr. Natasha Turner | Leave a comment | Share a Tip

is resveratrol healthy

Have you heard of the French Paradox: the fact that the French seem to eat and drink what they want but still remain slim? It appears this may be due to the resveratrol from all the red wine they tend to consume. Now we have access to this in a bottle, and it’s not a wine bottle! Here are several reasons why you should incorporate it into your daily supplement routine.

The Exercise Effect

There are a few multi-faceted supplements out there that seem to do it all (such as Omega-3s) and resveratrol tops that list, especially when it comes to body composition. A study published in the FASEB Journal suggests that resveratrol may prevent the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The report describes experiments in rats that simulated the weightlessness of spaceflight, during which the group fed resveratrol did not develop insulin resistance or a loss of bone mineral density, unlike their colleagues. However this doesn’t just benefit astronauts! The results indicate that resveratrol may be able to prevent the consequences of sedentary behaviors during periods of inactivity, whether it is from illness, schedule changes, injuries or even travel. Resveratrol can work for you both in and out of the gym by preventing a decline in metabolic health when your levels of activity are at a minimum. Its bone-density preserving properties show promise for women at risk for osteoporosis.

Anti-Cancer Benefits

Elevated levels of estrogen can cause health problems in both men and women, ranging from PMS and lower body fat, to endometriosis and estrogen-related cancers. Recent research shows that resveratrol stops breast cancer cells from growing by blocking the growth effects of estrogen. This discovery suggests that resveratrol is able to inhibit and counteract the development of hormone resistant breast cancer cells. For the male counterparts, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that this power supplement may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. In the study, resveratrol-fed mice showed an 87 percent reduction in their risk of developing the worst type of prostate tumors. Other mice in the study, those fed resveratrol but still developed a less-serious form of prostate cancer, were 48 percent more likely to stop or slow their tumour growth compared to the mice who did not consume the supplement.

Blocks Fat Cells

Insulin is the only hormone that tells your body to either store, or burn, fat and it’s certainly not something you want in excess. Resveratrol appears to improve insulin sensitivity, which can ward off diabetes (in conjunction with a diet low in sugars and starchy carbs) and help you achieve your weight loss goal. Research published in Nature showed that resveratrol protected mice from the harmful effects of a high-calorie diet, including heart disease, weight gain and diabetes. Resveratrol appears to act on adiponectin, which is produced by our fat cells and helps us lose fat by improving our insulin sensitivity. Not only that, but according to a Purdue University study, this supplement may be able to block fat cells from growing and developing (remember, fat cells can only shrink or expand, however they have an unlimited ability to increase in size).

Lowers Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is not only the culprit behind those aches and pains, but it is one of the primary causes of aging, disease and obesity. Resveratrol has been found to work on a cellular level, affecting macrophages, lymphocytes, and dendritic cells (your soldiers of immunity) to lower inflammation and boost your immune system. In addition, resveratrol was shown in one study to enhance immune response in mice, and inhibit infection by herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 when taken within one hour of exposure. To take advantage of resveratrol’s benefits I recommend taking 1-2 capsules of a high potency supplement. Depending on the brand, each capsule may be the equivalent of an average of 50 – 60 bottles of red wine (so in other words, the supplement is a much better option!)."

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