It had to be about two years ago when Dr. Oz featured resveratrol (an article from his site… major conflicting findings) on his talk show with the claims that it…
- Helps with heart disease
- Increases insulin uptake by the body
- Even claims of a sped up metabolism
- Plus many more which were just tacked onto the substance
This spawned a supplement boom with resveratrol that has now hit approximately $30 million dollars give a take a million two.
But What If We Were Lied To About Resveratrol?
The entire idea of this substance came about from studying people that drank red wine. They have statistically been found to have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other health conditions.
Resveratrol was found to be in red wine and not in white and I guess they prematurely identified it as the “magic” ingredient.
Unfortunately the latest studies of resveratrol supplementation have found nothing of benefit. It’s not bad for you, but it doesn’t do anything to help you either.
What Happened During This Resveratrol Study?
“As part of the study, Klein and his colleagues gave 15 post-menopausal women 75 milligrams of resveratrol daily, the same amount they’d get from drinking 8 liters of red wine, and compared their insulin sensitivity to 14 others who took a placebo.”
After looking at the results, the researchers were unable to find any effect from resveratrol. What I find very interesting is the fact that is was a zero effect… not just less than anticipated, but zero.
What Is This A Big Deal For You?
The researchers said that this study was not run to identify the ingredient in red wine that helps to lower heart disease and increase insulin uptake. Red wine still has these qualities, so there is something about it but it’s just not known yet.
This matters for you because what else has been pumped out into the public with no real testing?
How many other supplements in the tens of billions of dollars supplement business are bogus? *Cough *Cough… just think about all the fat burning herbal supplements.
Could some of these supplements actually be dangerous?
Enough of the rhetorical questions already… but think about it.
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Exercise and Nutrition
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